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

Taskmaster

Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 84 episodes (10 series), 2015 - 2020. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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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

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2015 - 2020
Channels
Channel 4, Dave
Episodes
84   (10 series)
Creator
Alex Horne
Starring
Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, Josh Widdicombe, Tim Key, Jon Richardson and others
Writer
Alex Horne
Directors
Andy Devonshire and Peter Orton
Producers
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!

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.

Taskmaster started out as a critically acclaimed live show, also devised by Alex Horne, which ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010 and 2011.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Title music by The Horne Section.
Laugh track
Yes, but type varies

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 28th July 2015 on Dave at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 22nd October 2020 on Channel 4 at 9pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 10 Episode 2: Today at 9pm on E4
  2. Series 4 Episode 3: Today at 10pm on E4
  3. Series 4 Episode 4: Today at 11pm on E4
  4. Series 10 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 6pm on E4
  5. Series 1 Episode 6: Monday at 8pm on E4
  6. Series 4 Episode 3: Monday at 11:20pm on Dave
  7. Series 10 Episode 2: Monday at 11:20pm on C4
  8. Series 2 Episode 1: Tuesday at 8pm on E4
  9. Series 4 Episode 4: Tuesday at 11:20pm on Dave
  10. Series 2 Episode 2: Wednesday at 8pm on E4Show all repeats
  11. Series 10 Episode 2: Wednesday at 9:15pm on 4seven
  12. Series 4 Episode 5: Wednesday at 11:20pm on Dave
  13. Series 2 Episode 3: Thursday at 8pm on E4
  14. Series 10 Episode 2: Thursday at 10pm on 4seven
  15. Series 4 Episode 6: Thursday at 11:20pm on Dave
  16. Series 2 Episode 4: Friday at 8pm on E4
  17. Series 10 Episode 3: Saturday 31st October at 9pm on E4
  18. Series 4 Episode 5: Saturday 31st October at 10pm on E4
  19. Series 4 Episode 6: Saturday 31st October at 11pm on E4
  20. Series 10 Episode 3: Sunday 1st November at 6:10pm on E4
  21. Series 2 Episode 5: Monday 2nd November at 8pm on E4
  22. Series 4 Episode 7: Monday 2nd November at 11:20pm on Dave
  23. Series 3 Episode 1: Tuesday 3rd November at 8pm on E4
  24. Series 10 Episode 3: Tuesday 3rd November at 11:20pm on C4
  25. Series 4 Episode 8: Tuesday 3rd November at 11:20pm on Dave
  26. Series 3 Episode 2: Wednesday 4th November at 8pm on E4
  27. Series 10 Episode 3: Wednesday 4th November at 9:15pm on 4seven
  28. Series 5 Episode 1: Wednesday 4th November at 11:20pm on Dave
  29. Series 3 Episode 3: Thursday 5th November at 8pm on E4
  30. Series 10 Episode 3: Thursday 5th November at 10pm on 4seven
  31. Series 5 Episode 2: Thursday 5th November at 11:20pm on Dave
  32. Series 3 Episode 4: Friday 6th November at 8pm on E4
  33. Series 5 Episode 3: Friday 6th November at 11:20pm on Dave

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