2020 WeGotTickets MCA Final with Archie Henderson


Tickets £17, Concessions £15

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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:


ALEXANDER MACKEITH

Alex is not only a gifted musical comedian, but a critically acclaimed playwright. School Play saw him nominated for Most Promising New Playwright at the Off West End Awards in 2018. He is also one third of sketch trio Princes of Main.
Consistently funny ... able to get laughter from all sorts of anglesChortle


SHELF

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.
...cool and relevantEdFringe Review
a winning hybrid of sketch show and standupThe Skinny


AMY WEBBER

A classically trained singer, Amy accidentally started comedy in 2019 when she was commissioned to write a two-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 singerChortle
I wish I could be that funny and impressiveBBC Radio Manchester


2 MOUTHED MEN

Beatboxing. Sketch Comedy. At the same time. 2 Mouthed Men is a brand new musical comedy act taking the UK by storm. Using 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 fantasticBingeFringe
A ★★★★★ box of comedy beats! The Review Chap
Fun. Fresh. And fantastically funky!London Theatre Reviews


JAMIE FINN

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 MCAs and is over the moon that he gets to perform at the lovely Bloomsbury in October!'


BENNET KAVANAGH

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 three 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 setNottsComedyReview
Witty musical comedyGetReading.co.uk
Assured setBritish Comedy Guide


Featuring a headline performance from the Amused Moose People’s Champion of 2019 and the winner of our competition ‘Crooners Against Corona,’ ARCHIE HENDERSON!

We first saw Archie as part of sketch act Two Plus Ones in the 2017 WeGotTickets MCA, where he and the group won the Best Newcomer Act for that year. The next year Archie came joint second as a solo artist in the 2018 WeGotTickets MCA. He has since released an album of comedy funk songs as Jazz Emu (over 400k listeners across all platforms) and co-created a Twitter thread with Adrian Gray titled ‘Best Song of Every Decade’, which racked up over 3 million views and featured as an official ‘Twitter moment’. His videos are downright hilarious and breathtakingly original.
A very funny manGreg James, BBC Radio 1
A phenomenal level of production ★★★★The Wee Review
This is a talent that's on the rise ★★★★Broadway Baby
Highly entertaining, and deserving of attention as a breakthrough act. Steve Bennett, Chortle

Hosted by MCA resident MC and MCA legend, the one and only NICK HORSEMAN!

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