10 Amazing New Acts at Musical Comedy Awards
We’re on the judging panel for Saturday’s Musical Comedy Awards – it’s that time of the year again (again – the 2020 Final took place in June this year) – and you should join us!
The 10 finalists from the 2021 competition will go head-to-head at the Bloomsbury Theatre, competing for the prestigious musical comedy crown!
2021 is, of course, the year of peak hybrid event hosting, so whether you fancy tasting the amazing atmosphere of an MCA final ‘in the flesh’, or prefer to watch from the socially distanced comfort of your living room/bed/toilet, there’s still time to book your ticket and join the fun.
The headliner is Mawaan Rizwan (pictured right) who we’ve had the pleasure of seeing perform many times – in fact, we gave him one of our coveted Edinburgh Fringe five star reviews a few years back! And we stick by what we said: Mawaan is ‘sweet, silly, saucy, sassy and stupendously funny’.
The finalists are…
Rap and pop music meets the trusty loop pedal (which his dad likes to remind him, “is not a real instrument”).
Wit and flair from the Bristol comedy scene, promising hilarious songs and boyish charms.
A London-based musical comedy trio performing songs written in their podcast, also named DING!
A multi-instrumentalist comedian whose comedy songs have featured on Sky, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland – he has albums on Spotify and Apple Music, too, so you can get ahead and learn all the words.
Joyously downbeat musical comedy feels very 2021. Prepare for the manic oddball energy of a dog showing you its favourite toys.
Flat & The Curves
Four hilarious women drawing their influences from everything, from 90s girl-groups to classical prima donnas and all that falls between.
Delightfully dark ditties around mental illness, femininity, sexuality, and the debris of life. Another apt act for these times we live in.
Probably the only Call The Midwife (2020 Christmas Special) actor in the line-up?
Comedy songs inspired by relationships and the psychoticism that inevitably comes with love.
Over lockdown, Simon’s comedy videos gained over 150K views, and online performances raised over £1K for transgender charities. We heart.
The Best Newcomers for the 2021, singing silly songs about things like getting your foot stuck in a horse’s arse.
See and hear all the acts live at the Musical Comedy Awards on 23 October!
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