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. Ed Gamble. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 9, Episode 8 - Shaqinahat

All the key areas of entertainment are covered in this episode: slapstick, singing, dancing, balloons and, of course, throwing one thing into another thing. Ed Gamble dons a baby's bonnet, Katy Wix makes Alex Horne wince and Rose Matafeo does a spot of screaming.

Further details

Prize task: Best thing from a shed.

* Jo Brand: A sculpture of herself made by her father. - 5
* Ed Gamble: A garden gnome with a gigantic penis in a wheelbarrow, which Ed gave to his mother as a present. - 4
* Rose Matafeo: A poster of New Zealand fish species. - 3
* David Baddiel: A gold protective suit to avoid spiders. - 2
* Katy Wix: A stepladder and various tools from a doll house shed. - 1

Task 1: Throw something into this pedal bin from the furthest distance. The pedal bin must be shut when you throw your thing. You have a maximum of 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Ed: 12.4m - 5
* Jo: 2.6m - 4
* Rose: 2.45m - 3
* Katy: 1.4m - 2
* David: Fails to get a successful throw. - 1

Task 2: Write the best lyrics to the Taskmaster theme tune and perform them in the most memorable way. You have 30 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Rose - 5
* Ed - 4
* Katy - 3
* David - 2
* Jo - 1

Task 3 (Team Task): Supply the sound for this film. You will have one chance to perform all the sounds in time within the film in exactly 20 minutes from now.

* Ed, Katy and Rose - 3
* David and Jo - 2

Live task: Without adjusting your welders mask at any point, draw your own face on the front of your welders mask. Your face should be the same size as your face, and either very angry or very happy. Most detailed and accurate face wins. You have three minutes.

* Katy - 5
* Ed and Rose - 4
* David and Jo - 3

Final scores

* Ed - 20
* Rose - 17
* Jo and Katy - 15
* David - 10

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
David Baddiel Self
Ed Gamble Self
Jo Brand Self
Katy Wix Self
Rose Matafeo 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


Throw Something in the Bin

The contestants have to get something in the bin from the furthest distance.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, David Baddiel, Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Katy Wix, Rose Matafeo.

David Baddiel's Taskmaster theme song

David Baddiel gives us his own rendition of the Taskmaster theme tune.

Featuring: Greg Davies, David Baddiel.


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