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

Taskmaster

Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 95 episodes (11 series), 2015 - 2021. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

Next new episode is on Thursday at 9pm. Series 11, Episode 10
Catch-up on Episode 9 on All 4   Series 8, Episode 4 is repeated on Dave today at 6pm.
Recording at The Curzon Cinema. Tickets

Press Clippings

The deeply daft pleasures of Taskmaster

Taskmaster is a British series that gives a diverse gang of comedians daft things to do. It's glorious.

Raja Sen, Mint Lounge, 12th May 2021

Spudgate: The damning new evidence

Analysis shows Joe Wilkinson may NOT have breached Taskmaster rules when it came to the infamous potato-throwing task.

Chortle, 7th April 2021

Mike Wozniak on Taskmaster will see me through lockdown

Forget the vaccine, inject TV's silliest panel show directly into our veins.

Mark Beaumont, NME, 30th March 2021

A new series of Taskmaster began, which has every promise to match the highs of the last. Chief among the promiseers in series 11 is Sarah Kendall, the driest of Aussies, yet we also have grumpy Jamali Maddix, Lee Mack and the like, and the mix works (again) wonderfully well, crushing together those who will solve an impossible problem in methodical fashion and those who will throw proven natural laws to all 13 winds. Trapping a giant motorised rat in a net from three metres away, conveying 24 unbroken dinner plates on a hoverboard through a hangar, inviting a helium balloon to behave - never mind Taskmaster, this should be the primary task for all diplomats and wannabe 007s. As ever, creator Alex Horne and Taskmaster Greg Davies fashion great humour from abject failure. I think Greg's resolutely kind demolition of Charlotte Ritchie - "you didn't think your left hand was for anything?" - represents a touchstone in anthropology.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 21st March 2021

TV review: Taskmaster, Series 11, Episode 1

This opening episode was one of the strongest out of all of them, and I'd be amazed if by the end this wasn't seen as one of the best, right up their with series 5 and 7.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 19th March 2021

Taskmaster review

As easy as keeping a cushion spinning on a finger.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 19th March 2021

Female stand-ups on panel shows: one in one out

Taskmaster has welcomed only 11 female stand-up comedians in six years.

Mark Muldoon, i Newspaper, 18th March 2021

Taskmaster brought theatrical silliness to panel shows

The Greg Davies-fronted show is a hit for Channel 4 after making the leap from Dave, but execs took some convincing that it could work, creator Alex Horne tells Isobel Lewis.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 18th March 2021

Alex Horne interview

Taskmaster creator Alex Horne on filming the socially distanced 11th series of the Channel 4 hit.

The Irish News, 15th March 2021

More Taskmaster for New Zealand

Alex Horne's BAFTA winning format Taskmaster has been picked up for a second original series in New Zealand for TVNZ following ratings success.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 9th March 2021