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


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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Taskmaster. Paul Sinha. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 8, Episode 5 - Stay Humble

Paul Sinha has some struggles with a basketball, Joe Thomas has a disastrous birthday and will Sian Gibson rescue Little Alex Horne from the sharp beak of an aquatic bird?

Further details

Prize task: Best face.

* Iain Stirling: A onesie, t-shirt and trousers covered with pictures of Greg's face. - 5
* Paul Sinha: A two-foot tall print-out of his own face that Paul found when searching "Paul Sinha + fat" online. - 4
* Sian Gibson: Faceman from The A-Team. - 3
* Lou Sanders: The face of the baby that she and Greg would have. - 2
* Joe Thomas: The face of a blobfish. - 1

Task 1: Divert the sand from Bucket A into Bucket B. You may not touch the sand. You may not move the buckets. You may not leave the room. Most sand diverted into Bucket B wins. Your time stops when the sand stops.

* Lou: 68% - 5
* Joe: 56% - 4
* Sian: 54% - 3
* Paul: 23% - 2
* Iain: Disqualified for moving the buckets, touching the sand and then in a fit of rage leaving the room. - 0

Task 2: Make the most realistic injury using food. You have five minutes to choose your ingredients, and then ten minutes to make your realistic injury. If two or more people use tomato ketchup, they are disqualified. Your time starts now.

* Sian - 5
* Iain, Joe and Lou - 4
* Paul - 1

Task 3 (Team Task): Have a long-distance game of catch with this beach ball. One team member must be filmed in one location throwing the ball out of shot. Another team member must be filmed in a different location catching the ball correctly and throwing it out of shot. Another team member must be filmed in another location catching the ball correctly and throwing the ball out of shot and so on. Greatest distance apparently covered by the beach ball wins. You have two months. Your time starts now.

* The Comedians: 10,557 miles, but Paul gets a bonus point for covering 1,142 miles on his own. - 4 for Paul, 3 for Iain and Lou
* The Actors: 466 miles - 2

Task 4: Heard the most ping pong balls into the ping pong pen. You may only touch the ping pong balls with the basketball, the string or one little finger. You may not move the ping pong pens. You have 10 minutes. Your time starts now. [Hidden rule: One special ball has a message reading: "Herd me and halve your total".]

* Iain: 27 balls - 5
* Joe and Lou: 51 balls, but both collected the special ball, halving total to 25.5 balls. - 4
* Sian: 8 balls - 2
* Paul: 1 ball - 1

Live task: Recreate the scene in the box. You will parade past it once and must be touching the person in front of you throughout the parade. Most accurate scene recreation wins. You have 200 seconds after the parade.

* Joe - 5
* Iain - 4
* Lou, Paul and Sian - 2

Final scores

* Iain - 21
* Joe and Lou - 20
* Sian - 17
* Paul - 14

Broadcast details

Wednesday 5th June 2019
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Iain Stirling Self
Joe Thomas Self
Lou Sanders Self
Paul Sinha Self
Sian Gibson 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
Thomas Perrett Editor
Mark Sangster Editor
Rebecca Bowker (as Becky Bowker) Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Kyz Kistell (as Kyz Kistel) Production Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer


Herd the most ping pong balls

Lou Sanders and Joe Thomas give it their best shot at herding ping pong balls in to a pen, using similar tactics.

Featuring: Joe Thomas, Lou Sanders.

Create the most realistic injury using food

The contestants are tasked with creating the most realistic injury using only food. Lou Sanders creates an impressive ghastly sight, and if you watch to the end you'll be rewarded with one of Joe Thomas's brilliant facial expressions.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Iain Stirling, Joe Thomas, Lou Sanders, Paul Sinha, Sian Gibson.


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