Who Won Our Crimbo Commenting Challenge?

By Chris Mills on at

Last Monday, we invited (with no small amount of trepidation) the web's best comedians to bring the cream of their acerbic wit and banter to bear on our site, with the promise of a spanking new phone for the comedic gem of the week. Well, time's up, the phone lines are now closed; the winner of X Factor 2012 is...oh wait, sorry, wrong programme.

Following a long and careful late-night judging session, fuelled by caffeine and poor puns, we've finally come to a conclusion. Drumroll please, the Commenting King (or Queen) is:

A certain British Academic, with his harsh but funny commentary on the best of the week's news. Well played, Sir. To the victor the spoils, in this case a shiny new Sony Xperia Go.

It's not about the winning though, it's the taking part that counts, right? Whilst British Academic triumphed in the comedy stakes this week, there were some other notable entries:

Congrats to our winner, but everyone else need not despair -- our third and final Crimbo giveaway will be live next Monday, and this one doesn't require cutting wit (well not much, anyway).