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

Taskmaster

Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 105 episodes (12 series), 2015 - 2021. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

Next new episode is on Thursday at 9pm. Series 12, Episode 2
Catch-up on Episode 1 on All 4   Series 12, Episode 1 is repeated on E4 tomorrow at 1:35am.

Press Clippings

Complaints over lack of swearing in Taskmaster

Producer Andy Cartwright tweeted a brief explanation towards the end of the broadcast: "Wrong version of Taskmaster played I'm afraid. Oops. Ding happens."

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 23rd September 2021

Taskmaster: what's not to love?

Is it comforting during this time to watch other people trapped in a house, doing extremely silly projects and having fun in the process? It's worth a try.

Rebecca Shaw, The Guardian, 21st September 2021

Victoria Coren Mitchell's red hair for Taskmaster?

Victoria Coren Mitchell's appearance on last night's Only Connect has sent social media into a frenzy. Coren Mitchell hosted the quiz with red hair - presumably a wig - but made no reference of it at the start of the programme. Viewers were immediately puzzled, asked why she was sporting red hair and ran riot on Twitter with various theories, many wondering if it was to do with Coren Mitchell's forthcoming appearance on Taskmaster.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 20th September 2021

Comedies in the running for Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2021

Bloods, Brassic, Motherland, Starstruck, Trying and We Are Lady Parts are amongst the nominees for the Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 8th September 2021

Alex Horne on Taskmaster

'Greg is sort of the eye candy in the show'.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 30th August 2021

Improv Corner - improv in the media - Taskmaster

I think when you do improv and you get the same suggestions or play the same games over and over again it can be hard to look at it from a different angle, however that is why Taskmaster is good because most of the time everyone approaches a task in a completely unique way and it is a metaphor for what improv is an can be.

Holly, Phoenix Remix, 26th July 2021

Asim Chaudhry reveals how Taskmaster is filmed

"I was the worst contestant but I did have an absolute amazing time on Taskmaster, I think it's just genius," he says.

Radio Times, 6th July 2021

Greg Davies dedicates his 1st Insta post to Alex Horne

The comedian leaned into the whole 'dad trying to use social media' thing by posting a Taskmaster promo shot with himself and co-host Alex Horne, with some interesting cropping.

Joe Anderton, Digital Spy, 24th June 2021

Complaints over Maddix's golf racism on Taskmaster

Easily-offended snowflakes have complained to Ofcom that joking about white people enjoying golf is 'racist'. Seventeen viewers were so outraged when stand-up Jamali Maddix made the gag on Taskmaster last month that they contacted regulators. But after assessing the issue, the broadcasting watchdog decided to take no action, it revealed in its latest fortnightly report, released today.

Chortle, 21st June 2021

Re-watching Taskmaster

We will be watching two-and-half months of Taskmaster in less than two and a half months.

Ray Ratto, Defector, 20th June 2021