Humph was chairman for a total of three hundred and seventy-two shows. That was every show except six in the first series, where he alternated the role with Barry Cryer, till the end of series fifty. Originally enthusiastic, over the years he came to portray someone who would rather be doing anything else than chairing the show. His comments in this persona were as funny as that of the ‘professionals’.
"Well, ladies and gentlemen, that's the end of the show, and indeed the end of the series, but there'll be another one later in the year, so there's something to look forward to the end of another series. "