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


  • TV comedy
  • Channel 4 / Dave
  • 2015 - 2022
  • 106 episodes (12 series)

TV format in which Greg Davies and Alex Horne set a group of comedians various outlandish challenges. Also features Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, Josh Widdicombe, Tim Key and more.

Press clippings

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2022

British comedies nominated for 2021 Rose d'Or Awards

Famalam, Motherland, Staged, Jerk, We Are Lady Parts, Horrible Histories, Taskmaster, A League Of Their Own and Joe Lycett's Got Your Back are amongst the nominees for the international Rose d'Or Awards 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd November 2021

Google joins forces with Taskmaster

Channel 4 today announces a new six week partnership with Google that sees the technology company join forces with Avalon produced, BAFTA-winning show Taskmaster, launching on Thursday 21st October 2021.

Channel 4, 21st October 2021

Victoria Coren Mitchell interview

The writer, presenter and professional poker player on taking part in Taskmaster, her pub quiz dilemma and a life surrounded by comedians.

Michael Hogan, The Observer, 10th October 2021

Taskmaster apologises for ongoing technical problems

The second and third episodes had problems with the contrast and brightness, which viewers called "uncomfortable" to watch. Subtitles were also unavailable for the programme.

Matilda Davies, Digital Spy, 8th October 2021

Why David Mitchell said no to Taskmaster

"I've been asked and I've said 'no thanks'", explained Mitchell. "It's a very good show but I don't want to be on it. My feeling is that I'd be shit but not in a funny way."

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 6th October 2021

Gremlins hit Taskmaster AGAIN

Taskmaster has been hit with transmission problems for the second time in as many weeks. The show went out last night with no subtitles, a week after Channel 4 aired the incorrect edit with all the swear words bleeped out. The issue - which also affected Joe Lycett's Got Your Back and other shows across several broadcasters - was down to the company responsible for transmitting the programmes, Red Bee Media.

Chortle, 1st October 2021

The best Taskmaster contestants

We pick our six favourites.

Olivia Cathcart, Paste Magazine, 1st October 2021

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

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