2020 WeGotTickets MCA Final with Tom Basden

Tickets £17, Concessions £15


Who will win the 12th WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards? Join us for a riotous celebration of the UK's best up and coming musical comedians to find out!

Since 2009, the MCA have helped to launch the likes of Abandoman, Rachel Parris, Mae Martin, Jay Foreman and Frisky and Mannish. If you enjoy acts that combine comedy with music such as Bill Bailey, Tim Minchin and Flight of the Conchords, you will love this show!

The final of the 2020 WeGotTickets MCA will see ten finalists who have progressed through a series of heats at the Phoenix in London, battle it out at the Bloomsbury Theatre on April 10th, to win the musical comedy crown of this prestigious competition. A sell-out event every year since 2009.

Our confirmed finalists so far include:


Richard Lindesay is a musical comedian whose act is a surprising and surreal mixture of the flute and other woodwind instruments.

'Richard is a comedy wunderkind!'Tim Ferguson, from Australian musical comedy troupe, Doug Anthony All Stars


Alex is not only a gifted musical comedian, but also a critically acclaimed playwright (School Play), was nominated for Most Promising New Playwright at the Off West End Awards 2018 and is one third of sketch trio Princes of Main ("consistently funny... able to get laughter from all sorts of angles” — Chortle).


Since their formation, Shelf have performed at Bestival, London Pride, and been nominated for Sketchfest’s Best New Act award. Their work has appeared on BBC3 and LADBible.

THE SKINNY"...cool and relevant"EdFringe Review"a winning hybrid of sketch show and standup"


A classically trained singer, Amy accidentally started comedy in 2019 when she was commissioned to write a 2 minute long song showcasing her voice and realised she could combine her favourite things - singing and trying to make people laugh. Amy has performed live on air on BBC Radio Manchester and is excited to be a finalist in the Musical Comedy Awards.

“Phenomenal and versatile singer” Chortle

“I wish I could be that funny and impressive” BBC Radio Manchester


Beatboxing. Sketch Comedy. At the same time. 2 Mouthed Men is a brand-new musical comedy act taking the UK by storm. Utilising beatboxing, rap, poetry, guitar, bass and looping, Daniel Stanger-Corwell and James Hawley are a double act for the modern age and bring their insane energy to the stage every time, putting the audience in stitches.

★★★★★ “Simply fantastic” – BingeFringe

“A ★★★★★ box of comedy beats!” - The Review Chap

'Fun. Fresh. And fantastically funky!' London Theatre Reviews


Jamie has been performing musical comedy for two years. He writes songs about his mundane and deeply awkward love life. Jamie draws upon his real life experiences and makes them rhyme. What larks! This is the second year in a row Jamie has made it to the final of the MCA's and over the moon that he gets to perform at the lovely Bloomsbury in October!'


Bennet started writing and performing sketch comedy at university in Leeds, where he also began performing his surreal brand of musical comedy. In the last 3 years he has been a finalist in several national comedy competitions and was shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe TV Comedy Writing Initiative in 2019 for the sitcom he co-wrote.

“a very good set” – NottsComedyReview

“witty musical comedy” – GetReading.co.uk

“assured set” – British Comedy Guide

Featuring a headline performance from the acclaimed musical comedian and prolific writer, TOM BASDEN!

As seen in After Life, Plebs, Quacks, W1A, The Wrong Mans, BBC4 sketch show Cowards and feature film David Brent – Life on the Road; creator of hit plays Party, Holes, The Crocodile and Joseph K; co-writer of Plebs, Gap Year, Peep Show, Fresh Meat and The Wrong Mans; Radio 4 regular in his sitcom Party and ‘Lord’ in Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme.

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer winner in 2007, British Comedy Award Best Breakthrough Act nominee in 2013, nominated for three Chortle Awards and three BAFTAs.

Hosted by MCA resident MC, NICK HORSEMAN!

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