What we're about

This group is for any fans of musical comedy, both live and recorded, in London, to go to live comedy, cabaret, music and theatre shows featuring musical comedy, and perhaps just to meet up to discuss, share and appreciate musical comedy too?

Musical comedy is any form of comedy that involves music, be it original songs, parodies/spoofs, or characters, sketches, sit-coms, puns/one-liners, stand-up, improvised or alternative comedy involving music, or even just good old musical theatrical productions that are funny.

Feel free to use the message boards of the group to discuss your favourite musical comedy acts and songs, suggest shows to go to, and help us come together as a community.

This group is run by Dave Nattriss, a musical comedy fan in London who also runs the Musical Comedy Guide website and helps behind the scenes at the Musical Comedy Awards.

Upcoming events (4+)

Musical Comedy Awards 2022 heat three with Matt Hutson

The Phoenix

So the fourteenth MCA begins! The top 40 musical comedy acts will be selected from online entries and will then battle it out in the heats at the Phoenix through to the Final at the Bloomsbury on April 9th. Come along for amazing Saturday afternoons of musical comedy entertainment and vote for your favourite acts to progress through to the next round!

Heat 3 will be headlined by triple WeGotTickets MCA Finalist, Matt Hutson! Join us for this one show for £8 and for all 8 of them with a massive discount of £49 by purchasing a £15 Phoenix Pass at www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards!

Now in its 14th year, the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards is an annual competition to support, promote, expose and celebrate the best emerging musical comedians in the UK. If you are a fan of musical comedy acts such as Tim Minchin, Flight of the Conchords and Bill Bailey, you'll love this show!

Over the years, the MCAs have provided a launch pad to superstar acts like Frisky and Mannish (2009 Finalists), Abandoman (2010 winners) and Rachel Parris (Runner Up 2012 and Breakthrough Talent of the Year at Edinburgh TV Festival) and created a thriving independent platform to celebrate the artform that is musical comedy. Other acts that have featured as headliners in our shows include David O'Doherty, Bo Burnham, Rachel Parris, Rubberbandits, Mitch Benn, Jay Foreman, Pippa Evans, Tom Basden, Isy Suttie, Ginger & Black, Earl Okin, Wilson Dixon, Jo Neary, Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer, Sarah-Louise Young, Adams & Rae and many more.

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The Distraction Club monthly musical comedy night

The Phoenix

The full line-up of four or five guests acts is to be announced! Previous headliners include Abandoman, Vikki Stone, Rich Hall, Pippa Evans, Christian Reilly, Kate Lucas, Rufus Hound and many more.

As usual, Mitch Benn and the Distractions will be there hosting, including one half of Rayguns Look Real Enough - Matt Blair. Check out their podcasts (https://soundcloud.com/the-distraction-club) to get a flavour of the event.

Tickets are usually available online at http://www.wegottickets.com for £7.50 plus booking fee, or on the door (if not sold out) for £10. The show takes place in the basement of the venue, and starts around 8:15pm.

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The Distraction Club monthly musical comedy night

The Phoenix

The full line-up of four or five guests acts is to be announced! Previous headliners include Abandoman, Vikki Stone, Rich Hall, Pippa Evans, Christian Reilly, Kate Lucas, Rufus Hound and many more.

As usual, Mitch Benn and the Distractions will be there hosting, including one half of Rayguns Look Real Enough - Matt Blair. Check out their podcasts (https://soundcloud.com/the-distraction-club) to get a flavour of the event.

Tickets are usually available online at http://www.wegottickets.com for £7.50 plus booking fee, or on the door (if not sold out) for £10. The show takes place in the basement of the venue, and starts around 8:15pm.

Photo: http://nebula.wsimg.com/ea395405a22308121b9ce500582c164b?AccessKeyId=1BC8CA84AA8DC4E26573&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

The Distraction Club monthly musical comedy night

The Phoenix

The full line-up of four or five guests acts is to be announced! Previous headliners include Abandoman, Vikki Stone, Rich Hall, Pippa Evans, Christian Reilly, Kate Lucas, Rufus Hound and many more.

As usual, Mitch Benn and the Distractions will be there hosting, including one half of Rayguns Look Real Enough - Matt Blair. Check out their podcasts (https://soundcloud.com/the-distraction-club) to get a flavour of the event.

Tickets are usually available online at http://www.wegottickets.com for £7.50 plus booking fee, or on the door (if not sold out) for £10. The show takes place in the basement of the venue, and starts around 8:15pm.

Photo: http://nebula.wsimg.com/ea395405a22308121b9ce500582c164b?AccessKeyId=1BC8CA84AA8DC4E26573&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

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