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


Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 85 episodes (10 series), 2015 - 2021. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Alex Horne, Johnny Vegas. Copyright: Avalon Television.

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The second half of the comedy challenge series kicks off here, and it looks as if four of the contestants still have a good chance of lifting Taskmaster Greg Davies's golden head in the final - regular viewers will no doubt have guessed whose chances are looking rather more bleak. This week, Daisy May Cooper gets rather cross, Mawaan Rizwan learns a lesson about waterfowl and Richard Herring wrings out a wet sock.

Further details

Prize task: Most narcissistic thing.

* Mawaan Rizwan: A shrine to himself he made when he was 16. - 5
* Johnny Vegas: A selection of Lego figures of himself. - 4
* Katherine Parkinson: A case of her face, which she painted herself. - 3
* Daisy May Cooper: A sculpture of herself used to promote This Country. - 2
* Richard Herring: A jigsaw of himself. - 2

Task 1: Silently, make the tastiest and prettiest cocktail with the coolest name. If you make any noise over 60dB you most pour anything you've prepared into the bucket and shout the following phrase at a volume of over 100dB - Daisy: "I love this." Johnny: "I've done it again." Katherine: "Woof". Mawaan: "I'm so sorry." Richard: "Failure." - and start again. You have twenty minutes. Your time starts now.

* Mawaan - 5
* Johnny - 4
* Richard - 3
* Daisy - 2
* Katherine - 1

Task 2: Draw the animal that is watching you. The animal is wearing a hat. You may not leave this room and you must look in the mirror at all times. Most accurate drawing wins. You have five minutes. Your time starts now.

* Johnny - 5
* Daisy - 4
* Mawaan - 3
* Richard - 2
* Katherine - 1

Task 3: Get the most water from butt A into butt B. You may not move a butt in the first five minutes. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Mawaan - 16 inches
* Daisy - 12.5 inches
* Richard - 12 inches
* Johnny - 10 inches
* Katherine - 7 inches

Live task (Team Task): Draw the animal named on your card. Each artist may draw three straight lines on their turn. That artist's teammates may have one guess after these three lines. If the guess is incorrect, the other team's artist can draw their straight lines. You may not speak or communicate with your teammates in any way. Each team member gets two points for each team victory.

* Johnny, Katherine and Mawaan - 4
* Daisy and Richard - 2

Final scores

* Mawaan - 22
* Johnny - 19
* Daisy - 14
* Richard - 12
* Katherine - 10

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on All 4

Thursday 19th November 2020
Channel 4
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Daisy May Cooper Self
Johnny Vegas Self
Katherine Parkinson Self
Mawaan Rizwan Self
Richard Herring Self
Writing team
Alex Horne Writer
Production team
Andy Devonshire Series Director
Andy Cartwright Series Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
James Taylor Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Rob Aslett Executive Producer
Andy Devonshire Executive Producer
Alex Horne Executive Producer


Outtake: Greg's Moment of Insanity

Greg Davies fumbles his words and loses his marbles.

Featuring: Greg Davies.

Get the most water from Butt A to Butt B

Richard Herring and Daisy May Cooper attempt to get the most water from one water butt to another.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Daisy May Cooper, Richard Herring.


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