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

Taskmaster

Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 74 episodes (9 series), 2015 - 2019. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 9, Episode 6 is repeated on Monday at 10pm.

Press Clippings

5 of top 6 UKTV shows are original comedy programmes

New comedy shows have been the main driving force behind a 4 per cent growth in audience for UKTV's family of channels, including Taskmaster, Dad's Army - The Lost Episodes and The Cockfields.

Chortle, 21st January 2020

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

Taskmaster: Top ten tasks

With over 200 tasks to date so far, here is a roundup of some of our favourites.

Imani Cottrell, Royal Television Society, 15th December 2019

Channel 4 paid £20m for Taskmaster?

Channel 4 is estimated to have paid £20m for six 10-part series of the innovative comedy format.

Alex Farber, Broadcast, 4th December 2019

Ed Gamble reveals what wasn't shown in Taskmaster 9

"What I CAN tell you is that after the last ep tie break, Rose (Matefeo) went to the producers and asked if she could have won with any of the other tie breaks. Pretty desperate behaviour imo. Happy to announce that I beat her in every tie break."

Joe Anderton, Digital Spy, 25th November 2019

Ed Gamble gives his verdict on Taskmaster's move

The short answer is: he thinks it's great.

Louise McCreesh, Digital Spy, 24th November 2019

Taskmaster moves to Channel 4

Channel 4 is taking over the rights to broadcast Taskmaster. It has signed a six series deal to broadcast the hit comedy format, starting with Series 10 in late 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd November 2019

Taskmaster to move to Channel 4?

Industry reports are suggesting UKTV has not yet managed to secure the rights to broadcast further series of Taskmaster, and Channel 4 are now in talks to take over the show.

British Comedy Guide, 6th November 2019

The ninth season of this daft and yet oddly endearing comedy challenge concludes. Tonight, in order to win the favour of Greg Davies and Alex Horne, David Baddiel, Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Katy Wix and Rose Matafeo are challenged to "do the most preposterous thing with this chickpea". Their creative solutions are suitably ridiculous.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 6th November 2019