Harry Hill's TV Burp bowed out in March after 11 years on ITV, when the comedian quit the show to pursue new projects.
Explaining the reason for his departure to The Daily Telegraph, he complained: "It was a mixture of extreme boredom and extreme stress. The turnaround was pretty fierce - some of the runs lasted 26 weeks.
"They never let me do just eight shows, and if they had, I could have gone on till they carried me off.
"The thing with TV Burp was, it took over your life. You couldn't get researchers to watch everything because we had to spot the laughs."
Since splitting with his management at Avalon, Hill has committed to a Reunion special of his classic Channel 4 show, which airs on Thursday, August 23 at 9pm.
However, Hill claimed that the clip show had become more difficult to make following the influx of structured reality shows such as The Only Way Is Essex and Made in Chelsea.
"You got this new, knowing breed of shows, like The Only Way Is Essex, where the jokes were already built in, and there was no leverage for us. Even Coronation Street became jokier," he explained.
"EastEnders was TV Burp fodder par excellence - it was made in a hurry and it took itself incredibly seriously. But we'd kind of exhausted it. I think, in the end, we just about avoided it going a bit s**t."
Watch the final scene from Harry Hill's TV Burp below: