Glenn is monarch of comedy realm

Glenn Moore won best new act at Chesterfield's Crooked Smile competiton.
Glenn Moore won best new act at Chesterfield's Crooked Smile competiton.

Gagster Glenn Moore has been crowned king of comedy in Chesterfield.

He lifted the Crooked Smile best new act award in front of a capacity audience at the Winding Wheel last night (Thursday, September 27).

Sheffield comedian Glenn won £100, a trophy and paid gigs after wowing judges with his witty gags, spot-on timing and demeanour of a politician on the hustings.

After a short victory speech of “Yes!”, the triumphant fun guy did a quick disappearing act worthy of Cinderella, long before the clock struck midnight and. hopefully, wearing both shoes!

Glenn, runner-up in Chortle’s Student of the Year award, 2011 and finalist in So You Think You’re Funny 2012 , narrowly beat king of flags Lee Kyle to the title.

As runner-up, Tyneside comedian Lee won vouchers for a show at the Winding Wheel.

Seventeen-year-old Jared Shooter, who lives in Bolsover and works for the Apprentice Team in Chesterfield, was voted into third place.

Presenting Jared with a bottle of Shiraz wine, competition organiser Anthony J. Brown said: “He might have to wait one year before he can drink it!”

Youngest competitor Lucy Ward, 15, of Shirebrook, added to the fun by bringing along a replica goose which took pride of place on her supporters’ table.

But despite Lucy’s confident performance, which included a joke about a hamster delivered in both English and French, her model mascot didn’t bring the contender luck at the fourth Crooked Smile competition.