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.