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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Greg Davies, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Taskmaster

TV format in which Greg Davies and Alex Horne set a group of comedians various outlandish challenges

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 11th July 2019, 11:53pm
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Final episode finally had something funny in it - the blind obstacle course on a mobility scooter, which I thought was hysterical..........otherwise glad to see the back of it.

Quote: Sitcomfan64 @ 10th July 2019, 10:50 PM

So, thoughts on the new line up? Jo Brand, Rose Matafeo, David Baddiel, Katy Wix and Ed Gamble. Great line up, Matafeo is one of my favourite live comics at the moment

Only know two of them, but happy to give it a look. Can't be any worse than the one just finished.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 6th August 2019, 3:45pm
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Very happy they are repeating the first series, which I missed. Very funny and notice that are not doing a running total?

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 17th August 2019, 10:53am
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Was watching the early episodes of the 6th series that I missed and have been enjoying it so much have continued to watch the rest I had seen as they are SO FUNNY with the one this week being absolutely hilarious, especially when they had to load up a plastic carrier bag and make it the heaviest one via a set of suspended scales, without the bag breaking. Tim Vine, almost straight away, "lost" the hook on the scales to hang his bag on and it was so, so funny him trying to find it. I won't say anymore as to where the hook was for fear of spoiling it for someone, but see it if you can! Laughing out loudLaughing out loud

I think, on balance, this is the funniest "crew" of Tim, Asim Chaudhry, Liza Tarbuck, Alice Levine and Russell Howard, (even though I have never been a fan of his) and even the tasks were better/funnier.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Thursday 5th September 2019, 1:48pm
  • England
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So, how are people liking the new line up? I think it's a corker, with Matafeo and Gamble being the early stand outs. The aubergine task might be one of my favourite ever, if only for how naff Baddiel's attempt was!

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 5th September 2019, 3:40pm
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I couldn't get that excited after one episode...................

It's OK, but I do tend to take a long time to warm to people on this prog. After all, I was NEVER a fan of Russell Howard, but thought he was quite good in Series 6.....................eventually. (by the time it finished) Whistling nnocently

Jo I like but looks like just being along for the ride and seems somewhat bemused - I expect the money was handy. Always liked David, going right back to his days with Frank Skinner in Fantasy Football League. As for the others, I don't know them (apart from Daisy), but am quite happy to see how they come on as there's some promise there.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 26th September 2019, 11:05pm [Edited]
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Jo Brand looks even more pissed off with a look of contempt, of WTF am I doing here - as much as I love her, I can't help feeling her main priority is money and not for a laugh.

This week was much better with Ed Gamble's "Water Feature" utilising Alex's body as a mermaid/man with funnel boobs was very funny, the word game at the end where they had to think of a letter then get objects starting with that was excellent and I creased up with the final task with David Baddiel's egg seeming to take on a life of its own.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 26th October 2019, 6:08am
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Great sound effects game this week, BUT why didn't they show them completed without the "behind the scenes".

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Sitcomfan64

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019, 6:42pm
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So big news. The latest apparently is that it hasn't been recommissioned (as such). UKTV have lost the rights and Channel 4 are looking to get it. Bit of a 'f**k you' to Dave. Doing all the graft of building an audience then taking it from them when it's at its peak

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019, 11:32pm
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Happens, not fair maybe, but it does. Look at the fuss over Bake Off, and why? Money and greed.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Thursday 7th November 2019, 7:45pm
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Apparently the latest is the BBC are muscling in as well. I don't really mind where it ends up as long as it carries on but I still think really it should stay on Dave

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Friday 8th November 2019, 3:27pm
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The Final

All I can say is thank f**k Ed Gamble won it, otherwise I think he would have thrown everything out of his pram. He may subsequently have tried to make a joke out of it, but you could see there were times when he was clearly rattled because he thought he'd been unfairly dealt with. Having said that, he was good for a laugh and had some very good rounds.
David Baddiel was my favourite and, despite my thinking she is great, Jo Brand my least in this series - I always got the impression she would rather not have been there.

There were, I think, better series, but I'll miss it as I would generally watch it when the lunchtime news is on..............about Br***t and now we're going to be treated to months of pre and post "news" about the f**king election. Sleepy