In 2009, Victoria Wood described panel shows as too "testosterone-fuelled". In 2014, Andrew Lawrence had a hissy fit about Mock The Week having too many "Women-posing-as-comedians" (whatever that means). Between those years, sales of tickets by female comedians have risen from 2% to 14% of all comedy event tickets sold.
To check out what is going on with Mock The Week's guest policy, we have built a slot machine. It is loaded with the names of all the comedians who have ever appeared on the show. The odds of each person being selected are based on their amount of appearances so far (as a guest, not a captain).
When guests are generated blindly in such a way, can you get the more than one female guest line-up that seems to elude the TV show, or maybe even an against-the-odds (but statistically possible) all-female panel?