Musical Comedy Awards 2015 quarter-final 1
Now in its seventh year, the WeGotTickets MCA has grown in stature to become an annual fixture in the comedy calendar and the place to see the UK's finest up and coming musical comedians alongside some of the best established acts of the genre on the circuit. The competition has provided a launch pad to superstar acts like Frisky and Mannish (2009 Finalists), Abandoman (2010 winners) and Jay Foreman (Best Newcomer 2009 and has toured with Dave Gorman) and created a thriving independent platform to celebrate the artform that is musical comedy. Since 2009 the competition has also played host to stars of the genre such as DAVID O'DOHERTY, BO BURNHAM, RUBBERBANDITS, MITCH BENN, PIPPA EVANS, TOM BASDEN, ISY SUTTIE, MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER and many more.
The top 40 musical comedy acts were selected from online entries and are now battling it out in the quarter-finals at the Phoenix to get through to the Grand Final at The Bloomsbury Theatre on April 10th. Come along for an amazing Saturday afternoon of musical comedy entertainment and vote for your favourite six acts to progress through to the semi-finals!
Hosted and headlined by the incredible PIPPA EVANS!
Pippa Evans is an award-winning comedian, actress, songwriter and improviser. She has taken four critically acclaimed solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, bagging a Best Newcomer Nomination for her debut hour, Pippa Evans and Other Lonely People. At Edinburgh in 2010 she unleashed her alter-ego Loretta Maine, a sexy and psychotic American country and western singer-songwriter for a full show of her own Loretta Maine: I'm Not Drunk I Just Need To Talk To You and 2012 saw Pippa take a new hour of Loretta, Loretta Maine: Bipolar to the Fringe, which garnered a slew of 4 and 5 star reviews and played to packed houses throughout the Festival month. The show was also invited to the Soho Theatre in London for a five night run in Spring 2013, before Pippa jetted off to Australia to make her debut at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Funniest show yet, with miserable songs with superbly witty lyricsFabulously talentedHer brilliantly realized comedy shows maturity well beyond her yearsHer psychotic yet sexy American singer is a thing of hysterical beauty
Beautifully bitter lyricsTruly impressive one-liners...inspired, quotable pearls of wisdom.Fine comic writing underpins her flawless, perfectly timed performance. She's a relative newcomer, but has certainly got the talent for a sustained and stellar career in comedy