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. Asim Chaudhry. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 6, Episode 8 - What Kind Of Pictures?

Alex Horne, subservient servant to glorious Taskmaster, Greg Davies, gets a treat as he's allowed to crack open five unusual chocolate eggs. Meanwhile, Russell Howard uses ear wax to charm a nice lady called Carol, Asim Chaudhry goes digging for invertebrates and Liza Tarbuck makes a puzzle for children... that should not be seen by children.

Further details

Prize task: Most interesting footwear.

* Asim Chaudhry: One trainer and one cowboy boot, both originally belonging to Post Malone. - 5
* Tim Vine: A big toe bobble hat. - 4
* Liza Tarbuck: Shoes for dogs. - 3
* Russell Howard: A football boot signed by Philippe Coutinho. - 2
* Alice Levine: Verruca socks. - 1

Task 1: Put something genuinely surprising in this chocolate egg. You have one hour, after which Alex will open your chocolate egg. Your time starts now.

* Alice: Alex's PIN number. - 5
* Tim: A fly that Tim names Philip. - 4
* Asim: A worm. - 3
* Russell: A note saying that Alex has been given a trip for two to see Liverpool FC play, a week's holiday in a Spanish villa, the book How Green Were the Nazis? and a single grain of rice signed by Chris Rock. - 3
* Liza: An electronic device which when the egg opens says: "Jeremy Irons lives in your garage." - 3

Task 2: Find out what you have in common with this person. You must look the person in the eye throughout the task. You must shake hands every time you discover something in common. Most remarkable things in common wins. You have a maximum of ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Asim - 5
* Russell - 4
* Liza - 3
* Alice and Tim - 2

Task 3: Wearing these high heels, create the best dot-to-dot picture on this [polystyrene] canvas. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Tim: The wreck of the Titanic and debris on the seabed, as viewed from above. - 5
* Liza: A cock and balls. - 4
* Russell: Picture of Alex, but the dots are not numbered. - 3
* Alice: Makes the letters "TM". - 2
* Asim: His favourite emoji, of a face winking and sticking his tongue out. - 1

Live task: Stick a plaster to the correct body part. Alex will say the names of three body parts. You must stick a plaster to the body part that comes second in the dictionary out of the three body parts. Slowest person to stick a plaster to the correct body part is eliminated. Last player standing wins.

* Russell - 5
* Liza - 4
* Alice - 3
* Asim - 2
* Tim - 1

Final scores

* Liza and Russell - 17
* Asim and Tim - 16
* Alice - 13

Tie-break task: Receive a text message the quickest. Your time starts now.

* Russell: 3:51 - Winner
* Liza: 3:53

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 20th June 2018
Time
9pm
Channel
Dave
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Alice Levine Self
Asim Chaudhry Self
Liza Tarbuck Self
Russell Howard Self
Tim Vine 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
Hilary Rosen Executive Producer
Rob Aslett Executive Producer
Andy Devonshire Executive Producer
Alex Horne Executive Producer

Videos

Bring in the most interesting footwear

The contestants have to bring in the most interesting footwear for the prize task. Tim Vine manages to impress with his big toe bobble hat item, and also his feet...

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Alice Levine, Asim Chaudhry, Russell Howard, Tim Vine.

Outtake: Alex Horne Bird of Prey Dance

Greg Davies is up to his old tricks again and gets Alex Horne to show off his 'bird of prey dance'. Original music, as always, by Greg Davies.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne.

Dot to Dot Penis

The contestants discuss the world record of the largest dot to dot penis.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Asim Chaudhry, Liza Tarbuck.

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