Dara O Briain said Mock The Week was “an absolute joy and honor” as he wrapped up the final episode of the long-running comedy-themed show.
he humorously said the show had been “a blast” and joked that it had left the UK “much more stable, prosperous and happy” than when the first episode aired.
The show has been on the air for 17 years with 21 series, a total of 232 episodes and the participation of 131 comedians.
Celebrities on the show O Briain and Hugh Dennis were joined by panelists Angela Barnes, Alasdair Beckett-King, Rhys James, Zoe Lyons and Ahir Shah, all dressed in formal attire for the shoot.
The program began with a discussion of the possible fate of former Prime Minister Liz Truss, which was recorded before her resignation on Thursday.
“At the time of filming, Hunt was still Prime Minister, and Liz Truss was still Prime Minister,” O Briain said, before acknowledging that “literally everything” could have happened by the time the episode aired. wave.
“The irony is that we were canceled but we are still likely to outlast Liz Truss,” Dennis replied.
James added that the show was “an allegory for the Tory party”, saying: “We all sat around in nice clothes and talked about the news like we didn’t know this was over. end.”
As part of the final special, O Briain took to the stage to take part in the Wheel Of News segment and perform a short stand routine.
Dennis took the chair when O Briain was presented with the topics of “losing a job,” “finding a new job,” and “retirement.”
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The cast members then entered the gift exchange, with Dennis, who has starred in every episode of the show, receiving a commemorative plaque that reads “well done for doing Mock The Week”.
At the end of the show, O Briain said: “We’ve been in the last 17 years, we’ve done 232 episodes with 131 comedians.
“We’ve seen six prime ministers, four US presidents, seven English football managers and two Archbishops of Canterbury – it’s not a big deal.
“It is an absolute must, and we leave with the silent pride that in the years we have been there we have left the country in good health, prosperity and happiness. much more than when we started, and we’ll always have that.
He continued, “We’re not a sentimental show, so I’m going to act on behalf of the production team, on behalf of myself and all the comedians here, I’m happy to be here.” talking to you guys and very honored. .
“I’m Dara O Briain, good night.”
The episode closes with a compilation of photos from previous episodes as well as a small post-credits skit.
We’re not a sentimental show, so we’re going on behalf of the production team, on behalf of myself and all the comedians here, it’s been a pleasure talking to you and a lot of fun. honor.Mock The Week host, Dara O Briain
“I just had a terrible dream that I have been running a symposium program for 17 years, it goes on and on and on, honey!” O Briain exclaimed, seeming to have just woken up in bed from a nightmare.
“Yes, Dara,” replied Dennis, who was sleeping on the bed beside him.
Friday’s episode will be followed by two specials that look back at Mock The Week’s history, ending the series officially on November 4.
Mock The Week first aired in June 2005 and over the years featured comedy stars including Chris Addison, Frankie Boyle, Rory Bremner and Russell Howard.
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