Mockery of the week: BBC Two comedy show ends after 17 years

The panel series was a chance for rising comedians to make a name for themselves with several careers in the spotlight, including Russell Howard, who joined the program after winning several awards for his talent, including Best Performer at the 2006 Chortle Awards. It was also number two on Zoo magazine’s 2005 list of the 10 funniest comics in the UK.