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

Taskmaster

Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 74 episodes (9 series), 2015 - 2019. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Series 1, Episode 1 is repeated today at 6pm.

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 - 2019
Channel
Dave
Episodes
74   (9 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 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
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 28th July 2015 on Dave at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 6th November 2019 on Dave at 9pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 1: Today at 6pm on Dave
  2. Series 1 Episode 1: Tomorrow at 12am on Dave
  3. Series 1 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 6pm on Dave
  4. Champion Of Champions Episode 2: Tomorrow at 10pm on Dave
  5. Series 1 Episode 2: Wednesday at 12am on Dave
  6. Series 1 Episode 3: Wednesday at 6pm on Dave
  7. Series 1 Episode 3: Thursday at 12am on Dave
  8. Series 1 Episode 4: Thursday at 6pm on Dave
  9. Series 1 Episode 4: Friday at 12am on Dave
  10. Series 1 Episode 5: Friday at 6pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 1 Episode 5: Saturday at 12am on Dave
  12. Series 1 Episode 6: Monday 6th April at 6pm on Dave
  13. Series 1 Episode 6: Tuesday 7th April at 12am on Dave
  14. Series 2 Episode 1: Tuesday 7th April at 6pm on Dave
  15. Series 2 Episode 1: Wednesday 8th April at 12am on Dave
  16. Series 2 Episode 2: Wednesday 8th April at 6pm on Dave
  17. Series 2 Episode 2: Thursday 9th April at 12am on Dave
  18. Series 2 Episode 3: Thursday 9th April at 6pm on Dave
  19. Series 2 Episode 3: Friday 10th April at 12am on Dave
  20. Series 2 Episode 4: Friday 10th April at 6pm on Dave
  21. Series 2 Episode 4: Saturday 11th April at 12am on Dave
  22. Series 2 Episode 5: Monday 13th April at 11pm on Dave
  23. Series 2 Episode 5: Tuesday 14th April at 6pm on Dave
  24. Series 3 Episode 1: Tuesday 14th April at 10:40pm on Dave
  25. Series 3 Episode 1: Wednesday 15th April at 6pm on Dave
  26. Series 3 Episode 2: Wednesday 15th April at 10:40pm on Dave
  27. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday 16th April at 6pm on Dave
  28. Series 3 Episode 3: Thursday 16th April at 10:40pm on Dave
  29. Series 3 Episode 3: Friday 17th April at 6pm on Dave
  30. Series 3 Episode 4: Friday 17th April at 10:40pm on Dave

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