Sterling Scott’s smile was unquestionably the biggest Tuesday just after 9:30 p.m. when he was the finalist in The Funniest Person With a Day job at the Comic Strip.
Scott was crowned the winner. He had a giant cardboard cheque for $1,000 and will be the opening act for a Comic Strip concert series in the fall.
Scott has a great laugh when he is on stage and uses it well. His material, timing and delivery contributed to his conquer.
And he has tried winning the competition before. Four times.
But this year’s contest, which began back on April 9 with 41 enteries, was his.
The six contestants in the final Tuesday night didn’t know what order they were appearing. MC Terry Evans drew names out of a glass vase.
Scott was the sixth and final act of the night, following David Dempsey, Matt Labucki, Brandon Franson, Brett McCrindle and Dan Taylor.
Demspey placed second, while Labucki was named third-place winner.
It was a great night of comedy, making it especially hard for the judges: Global’s Gord Steinke and Carol Anne Devaney, CTV’s Joel Gotlib, Comic Strip owner Rick Bronson and yours truly. Thanks for including me.
Scott probably enjoyed the evening. But he’s back to work: Scott and his infectious laugh will be appearing at the Comic Strip the week of June 12.