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’.

Series 46 Show 01

" … as the hoodie of time is roughly ejected from the Lakeside of eternity, and the Benedictine Monk complains he only wanted to buy a new pair of sandals … "

Series 45 Show 06

"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. "

Series 45 Show 05

" … as the runaway stallion of time attempts to mount the reluctant mare of fate, and the town council meeting has to be halted for the day … "

Series 45 Show 04

"And so, ladies and gentlemen, that's the end of the show, and you must agree, it certainly ticked all the boxes - particularly those marked 'terrible' and 'rubbish' … "

Series 45 Show 03

" … as the fluffy new-born chick of hope tumbles from the egg shell of life and splashes into the hot frying pan of doom … "

Series 45 Show 02

" …well, that's the end of the show. But first, I'll ask the teams to read the cuttings they've brought along.' [Silent pause] 'All done? With that … "