Crowning glory for Chesterfield’s first queen of comedy

Chesterfield’s first queen of comedy has been crowned after a nail-biting final in the Crooked Smile competition.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 1st August 2014, 1:35 am
Gina Jenkinson
Gina Jenkinson

Gina Jenkinson scooped £100 and a trophy in the sixth annual competition at the Winding Wheel.

She arrived at the competition with a crown, a prop which she often takes to her comedy shows. “I put it on when I’m driving home to Hull- it cheers me up,” she said.

The 42-year-old won over the judges last night (Thursday, July 30) with a sparkling repertoire which included observations on her family, some true, some false and signalled their accuracy or inaccuracy by raising her left or right arm.

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Gina Jenkinson

Gina turned to writing and performing comedy nearly a year ago after her two boys grew up. She is currently penning a show for next year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Top-placed Chesterfield contender was Marshal B Anderson, of Newbold, who saw off rivals Jared Shooter from Bolsover and Josh Smith from Creswell.