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’.
"And so, ladies and gentlemen, that's the end of the show, and indeed this series. However, we know that there are a number of loyal listeners that tune in to repeats of the show over on BBC7, and we'd like to say a personal thanks to all of them, so 'Thank you', 'Thank you', 'Thank you' "
" OK, ladies and gentlemen, before we end the show, I have to advise the listeners that BBC Radio has an audience reaction phone line. Anyone who's enjoyed the show and wishes to register their comments can ring 08700 100 222. Alternatively, if you have any complaints or criticisms of the show then you can shut your face! "
"And that ladies and gentlemen is the end of this week's show but if you missed any of the broadcast, tuned in late, or have only just switched on, then you can visit the BBC web site where there are full, easy to follow instructions on how to read a wristwatch "
"It's time now to end the show, but first I've been asked to make a short announcement. We understand from the theatre management that there have been complaints that certain members of the audience couldn't hear the show. Our sincere apologies go to anyone who was unable to swop seats with them "