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


Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 64 episodes (8 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

This hard-fought series is about to reach the half-way mark. To celebrate, Taskmaster Greg Davies invites all five contestants to have some global fun with a beach ball.

Elsewhere, will Lou Sanders's wise words for the youth of today hit home? Can Paul Sinha invent a revolutionary new use for a basketball? And will Sian Gibson rescue Little Alex Horne from the sharp beak of an aquatic bird? Answers: maybe, possibly, and probably not.



Iain: 21
Joe: 20
Lou: 20
Sian: 17
Paul: 14

Broadcast details

Wednesday 5th June 2019
60 minutes


  1. Saturday 27th July 2019 at 8:00pm on Dave

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
Dan Trelfer Edit Producer
Vicky Winter Line Producer
Thomas Perrett Editor
Mark Sangster Editor
Rebecca Bowker (as Becky Bowker) Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Kyz Kistell (as Kyz Kistel) Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
Chrissie Baker Make-up Designer
Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer
Tim Key Task Consultant


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.


Taskmaster - Series 8, Episode 5: Stay Humble review

Only the Taskmaster comes out on top when deceiving.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 5th June 2019

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