Linda Smith voted the "Wittiest Living Person"
writer and performer Linda Smith has been voted "the Wittiest
Living Person" by listeners to BBC Radio 4's Word Of Mouth
Of Mouth presenter Michael Rosen surprised Linda at a recording
of her new comedy series Linda Smith's A Brief History Of Timewasting
to give her a silver cup marking her success.
said of her: "She's sharp and quick with her quips but warm
and compassionate too, and can create a world in a few words. She's
Of Mouth staged the competition to mark its 10th birthday and the
results will be announced in the programme broadcast tomorrow (Friday
31 May 4.00pm) on Radio 4.
Fry came second in the poll.
Of Mouth, Friday 31 May at 4.00pm on Radio 4;
Smith's A Brief History Of Timewasting begins on Radio 4 on Tuesday
4 June at 6.30pm;
is also a guest on BBC ONE's Have I Got News for You on Friday 31
May at 9.00pm.