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

Taskmaster

Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 54 episodes (7 series), 2015 - 2018. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

Series 8 and 9 coming in 2019.
Series 3, Episode 2 is repeated on Tuesday at 10pm.

Press Clippings

Comedies nominated for Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2019

Car Share, Derry Girls, Inside No. 9 and Women On The Verge are amongst the nominees in the BPG Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 13th February 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 winners revealed

The public have voted Derry Girls as Best New TV Sitcom in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018, with Inside No. 9 named Comedy Of The Year 2018 for the second year running. Other winners include Friday Night Dinner, Taskmaster and Vic & Bob's Big Night Out.

British Comedy Guide, 4th February 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Alex Horne's TV diary

Alex Horne, creator of comedy hit Taskmaster, receives an unusual delivery and consults his children for advice.

Alex Horne, Royal Television Society, 5th January 2019

UKTV originals among top rated shows on network in 2018

Highest rated shows included Taskmaster on Dave, Death on the Tyne on Gold and Murder on the Blackpool Express on Drama.

Patrick Nunn, TV Wise, 4th January 2019

It's cliched but true: we are truly in a golden age of television. It's easy to be drawn to the glitz and glamour of high-end drama, but hidden between Top Gear re-runs on banter channel Dave, Taskmaster has steadily been building a reputation as the funniest show on television. Birthed from an Edinburgh Fringe concept, Taskmaster Greg Davies and sidekick Alex Horne (also show creator) set a group of comedians a series of inane challenges. It's a winningly simple formula - get funny people to do silly things in a pressured environment, from finding the boiled egg in a line-up to just making "the best noise". The show's genius lies in its casting, avoiding the rotating line-up typical of panel shows, and instead securing the same people for 10 episodes. In-jokes develop and tensions rise as you follow contestants desperately attempting to win a golden replica of Davies's cranium. It might not be the most fashionable choice, but there's been nothing more reliably funny on television in 2018.

Owen Richards, The Arts Desk, 27th December 2018

Review 2018: Top TV 2018

I don't know what it says about the times we are living in but comedy seems to have slipped into all sorts of programmes this year. I've kept my choices to more traditional comedies.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th December 2018

Broadcast Awards 2019 nominations

Derry Girls, Detectorists, Mum, Stath Lets Flats, This Country and The Windsors are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd November 2018

Up to the Task: Selling comedy to the world

Gameshow Taskmaster has been a standout hit for UKTV and is now entertaining audiences around the world. Creator Alex Horne and execs from UKTV and production company Avalon explain how the show was exported to 17 countries.

Ross Biddiscombe, IBC, 19th November 2018

Taskmaster series smashes ratings

The current series of Taskmaster, the award winning and critically acclaimed series on UKTV's Dave, has eclipsed all previous series in terms of ratings.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th October 2018