EOY Contender – Taskmaster


Name: Taskmaster
Released: July, 2015 – Season 1 on Dave
Award Category: Best New TV Show Concept

Why (Non-Spoiler)?

Taskmaster was an interesting take on a gameshow concept. 6 Comedians tackle challenges put upon them by the Takmaster Greg Davies. 


So “Empty a bath of water in the quickest time”….

Taskmaster - Series 1 - Picture Shows: Frank Skinner

Taskmaster – Series 1 – Picture Shows: Frank Skinner


Each comedian tackles the challenges not seeing how the other comedians have done. Without spoiling how they go, its easy to say some do well and some do extremely badly. The challenges themselves are uniquely different and stupid at times.

The main bit of the success of the show is the banter. Comedians opinions on how well they did and how badly others did is good to see. Its good how they balanced the show with different types of comedians with their styles. Similar to how Panel shows do it – different styles mean good variety of chaos in the action.


Greg Davies and Alex Horne anchor the show well and we were in fits of laughter at times. Stupidly funny stuff and a great TV concept we love to see again.

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