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

Taskmaster

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. Johnny Vegas. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 10, Episode 8 - Moments Of Silence

Greg Davies presents another assortment of absurd assignments, as Alex Horne tries to ignore Richard Herring hiding menacingly in a bush, Katherine Parkinson pays a visit to the fridge, Mawaan Rizwan steals a cup of tea and Johnny Vegas takes a tumble.

Further details

Prize task: Best thing with wings.

* Richard Herring: Histor, the one-eyed pirate crow from This Morning With Richard Not Judy. - 5
* Mawaan Rizwan: A painting he made of his favourite fried chicken shop, Ferfect Fried Chicken. - 4
* Katherine Parkinson: A dead wasp. - 3
* Daisy May Cooper: A panty liner. - 2
* Johnny Vegas: A plate of chips. - 1

Task 1: Fill this cup so that it overfloweth. The cup must remain atop the cup pole at all times. Only liquids may touch the red green. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Everyone touches the red green or allows something other than liquid to touch the red green, and thus everyone is disqualified. - 0

Task 2: Learn your lines. You have ten minutes to prepare for each of your parts, then one take to pull it off. Best performance wins. Your first ten minutes starts now. [Bonus rule: Everyone is learning two parts, except Richard who is learning five parts.]

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

Task 3: Drink one full tablespoon of coconut water. If you use the same coconut water extraction method as another contestant, you will both be disqualified. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Katherine - 5
* Richard - 4
* Johnny - 3
* Daisy and Mawaan: Disqualified for using the same method. - 0

Live task (Team Task): Stare at your opponent without blinking. You must both be pulling the face that the Taskmaster chooses. First person to blink, look away or do the wrong expression loses. Each team member gets two points for each team victory.

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

Final scores

* Richard - 18
* Johnny and Katherine - 12
* Mawaan - 10
* Daisy - 7

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 3rd December 2020
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
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

Videos

Outtake: Greg is bored

Greg Davies doesn't hold back in his withering contempt of the contestant's efforts, declaring himself to be the most bored out of all 10 series.

Featuring: Greg Davies.

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