Mock the week s a British topical celebrity panel game hosted by Dara Ó Briain that launched in 2005 and airs on BBC Two. The game is influenced by improvised topical stand-up comedy, with several rounds requiring players to deliver answers on unexpected subjects on the spur of the moment.
The show is hosted by Dara Ó Briain and on the panel are two teams of three. The current panel consists of Hugh Dennis and two guest panellists seated on Ó Briain's right, and Andy Parsons, Russell Howard and one guest panellist on his left. For the first seven series Dennis was joined by Frankie Boyle, while the other team originally consisted of Rory Bremner in the first two series; when Bremner left Parsons was made a permanent panellist, and was joined by Howard the following series. Hugh Dennis has been the only team member to appear in every episode.
On 2 October 2009, the BBC announced that Frankie Boyle would not be returning to the show "due to other television commitments". He has not been replaced by a permanent panellist thus far, and his seat has been filled by guests in series 8 and 9.