- 29th November: Taskmaster to launch VR video game
- 23rd November: Taskmaster New Year Treat 2024 line-up revealed
- 22nd November: Taskmaster wins at Televisual Bulldog Awards 2023
- 6th November: British shows leads comedy entertainment category in Rose d'Or Awards
- 27th October: Lucy Beaumont is Taskmaster's glorious queen of weird (Den Of Geek)
- 2015 - 2024
- Channel 4, Dave
- 149 (16 series)
- Alex Horne
- Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, Josh Widdicombe, Tim Key, Jon Richardson and more
- Alex Horne and Tim Key
- 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 greatest prize in all 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.
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- 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
- Next repeats
- Taskmaster's New Year Treat 2023, New Year Special: Thursday 21st December at 11:05pm on C4
- Taskmaster's New Year Treat 2023, New Year Special: Friday 22nd December at 4am on 4seven
- New Year Special: 5th January at 11:35pm on C4
- 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
- Gatwick Airport - Series 14 location filming (South Terminal)
- Frogmore Paper Mill - Series 15 location filming