- 3rd November via British Comedy Guide: British comedies nominated for 2021 Rose d'Or Awards
- 21st October via Channel 4: Google joins forces with Taskmaster
- 8th October via Digital Spy: Taskmaster apologises for ongoing technical problems
- 6th October via Beyond The Joke: Why David Mitchell said no to Taskmaster
- 1st October via Chortle: Gremlins hit Taskmaster AGAIN
- 23rd September via Beyond The Joke: Complaints over lack of swearing in Taskmaster
- 20th September via Beyond The Joke: Victoria Coren Mitchell's red hair for Taskmaster?
- 8th September via British Comedy Guide: Comedies in the running for Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2021
- 2015 - 2021
- Channel 4, Dave
- 105 (12 series)
- Alex Horne
- Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, Josh Widdicombe, Tim Key, Jon Richardson and more
- Alex Horne
- Andy Devonshire and Peter Orton
- Andy Cartwright, Alex Horne, Richard Allen-Turner, James Taylor, Jon Thoday, Hilary Rosen, Rob Aslett, Richard Watsham and more
Taskmaster sees Greg Davies take the title role of 'The Taskmaster'; setting a group of well-known comedians challenges and then ultimately deciding who wins.
Whether trying to paint the best picture of a horse while riding a horse, filling an egg cup with tears or trying to high-five a 55-year-old, one thing is for sure: Comedians have never been so competitive.
But it's much more than just a test of skill, wit and guile. They're risking more than their reputations, because in order to take part, they must put something personal into the prize pot... anything from valuable art to favourite items of clothing, even a wedding ring is on offer! Not only that, but at the end of each series the person who has scored the most points over the entire run will win the great prize in television: a golden trophy of the Taskmaster's head.
The comedians do these tasks individually, under the careful gaze of (Little) Alex Horne. When they are brought together for the Taskmaster to judge their efforts, none of them know how they've done or, even more crucially, how the others did.
Here they must try and convince the Taskmaster to reward their efforts. The results are sometimes up for debate but the Taskmaster's word is always final. With their personal possessions up for grabs, they have everything to play for - especially their dignity.
Rivalry is encouraged, dodgy tactics rewarded and bribes accepted in what is set to be the most the most dogged, hard-fought and ridiculous comedy show on TV.
- Also known as
- Taskmaster's New Year Treat (2021 special title)
- Taskmaster: Champion Of Champions (Special episodes starring past winners)
- Taskmaster Bleeped (Family-friendly repeat title)
- Camera set-up
- Title music by The Horne Section.
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 28th July 2015 at 10pm on Dave
- Last new broadcast
- Thursday 25th November 2021 at 9pm on Channel 4
- Next repeats
- Most recent repeats
- The Clapham Grand - Series 1
- Fountain Studios - Series 2 and 3
- Pinewood Studios - Series 4 onwards
- Quainton Road Station - Series 8 railway location filming
- The Curzon Cinema - Series 10-12 screenings
- White Waltham Airfield - Series 11 airfield location filming