- 24th June via Digital Spy: Greg Davies dedicates his 1st Insta post to Alex Horne
- 21st June via Chortle: Complaints over Maddix's golf racism on Taskmaster
- 26th May: Taskmaster treasure hunt book to be published in September
- 20th May: Taskmaster Series 12 line-up
- 7th April via Chortle: Spudgate: The damning new evidence
- 2015 - 2021
- Channel 4, Dave
- 95 (11 series)
- Alex Horne
- Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, Josh Widdicombe, Tim Key, Jon Richardson and others
- Alex Horne
- Andy Devonshire and Peter Orton
- Andy Cartwright and Alex Horne
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.
- Production company
- Also known as
- Taskmaster Bleeped (Family-friendly repeat title)
- Taskmaster: Champion Of Champions (Special episodes starring past winners)
- Taskmaster's New Year Treat (2021 special title)
- Title music by The Horne Section.
- Laugh track
- Yes, but type varies
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 28th July 2015 on Dave at 10pm
- Last new broadcast
- Thursday 20th May 2021 on Channel 4 at 9pm
- Length of episodes
- 1 hour
- Upcoming repeats
- Series 4 Episode 5: Tomorrow at 11:10pm on Dave
- Series 4 Episode 6: Tuesday at 11pm on Dave
- Series 4 Episode 7: Wednesday at 11pm on Dave
- Series 4 Episode 8: Thursday at 11pm on Dave
- Series 5 Episode 1: Friday at 11pm on Dave
- Series 5 Episode 2: Monday 2nd August at 11:15pm on Dave
- Series 5 Episode 3: Tuesday 3rd August at 11pm on Dave
- Series 5 Episode 4: Wednesday 4th August at 11pm on Dave
- Series 5 Episode 5: Thursday 5th August at 11pm on Dave
- Series 5 Episode 6: Friday 6th August at 11pm on Dave