Taskmaster – Season 5 Starts Tomorrow – UK TV News

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A great show to let off steam in a funny way – is Taskmaster. Season 5 starts tomorrow and we have 5 Reasons you should be watching the show.   Before we get to that the premise of the show.

The Show is based upon the idea of trying to win the gameshow. The tasks are set out to the comedic contestants and they all have to please the Taskmaster. The tasks are never as simple as you think and the diverse solutions can sometimes surprise you.

 

Interested – Watch it on Dave – Wednesdays at 9pm. Starting 13th September.

 

5 Reasons –

 

The Taskmaster

Greg Davies, the all-powerful Taskmaster, once more sets the bewildering assignments that have the capacity to inspire both rank incompetence and utter genius from the five comics fighting for his love and admiration.
 

His conclusions can sometimes feel utterly stupid but his word is final. Break the rules – feel the wrath or sort of break the rules – then risk the wrath.

 

5 Contestants/ Comedians with different styles of Comedy

And what fresh fish the Taskmaster has to feast on this series! Aisling Bea, Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips are the chosen quintet who all harbour the same dream of lifting the premier prize in television, sport, or indeed, any field at all: Greg’s decapitated head on a spiked plinth.

So you have 5 different comedians from different sides of comedy and bring their different styles to the field. Bob Mortimer is your old school dude, Sally Phillips is your woman comedian, Mark Watson is your Cerebral, Nish is your ethnic and Aisling is your crazy. It might look at stereotyping, it is a little but makes sure if you don’t like one you will like another.  I have watched 3 episodes and the dynamic is great.

 

The Tasks

The tasks can be as simple as make a bridge across a river or shake the hand of someone who is 65, but the outcome can be as hilarious as the task itself.

How about in Season 1 when they painted a horse while riding a horse?

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The artists might be wanting a good picture but try painting on a moving horse – while painting another horse. The outcome came be sooooo random.

 

The Prizes

The overall prize is a gold trophy of Greg Davies head – but win an episode and you might win some “dong”.  Let me explain – the first task of each show is the prize task. Each of the 5 contestants brings in a set item based on a criteria. Could be most shiny item or the best achievement you have had – but it has to be a prize.  Each contestant then will put them up for grabs for the winner of the week. One week it was bring in the most money, someone brought in a blank cheque while someone brought in some Vietnam Dong.

So what is your shiny item you bring in to win points to win the show? Mine would be a silver razor – that’s all I really have. 

 

The Assistant

To put up with the Taskmaster, Alex Horne is at his side. He runs all the tasks and will be the statistical beaver and general dogsbody at his side. His comedic timing with Greg especially brings the show together.  As the press release says – “always eager to provide any assistance his overlord requires to aid the delivering of his ruthless judgements”.

 

Interested – Watch it on Dave – Wednesdays at 9pm. Starting 13th September.

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