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Taskmaster

  • 2020
  • Season 8
  • 10 episodes
  • Entertainment
  • Comedy

Summary

Five new contestants - Iain Stirling, Joe Thomas, Lou Sanders, Paul Sinha and Sian Gibson - complete tasks under the watchful eye of Greg Davies and Alex Horne.

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Episode 5: Stay Humble

Summary

Greg Davies invites all five contestants to have some global fun with a beach ball, while Lou Sanders has some wise words for the youth of today. Plus, Paul Sinha tries to invent a revolutionary new use for a basketball, and Sian Gibson attempts to rescue Little Alex Horne from the sharp beak of an aquatic bird

Review

Semantics and small print are of paramount importance in Taskmaster, where one misunderstood or misread instruction can result in Greg Davies’s disdainful dismissal. In this episode, when one comedian realises they’ve that they’ve inadvertently broken all the rules, they beat him to it and disqualify themselves from a task. It’s a brilliant moment, only just beaten by Paul Sinha shepherding a lone ping-pong ball along a train concourse with a basketball; for reasons that make complete sense in the sphere of this show.

At the halfway point of the series the contestants are getting competitive – Lou Sanders is shaping up to be the one to beat, although Iain Stirling’s surprise sartorial commitment at the top of the show deserves a comedy commendation.

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Details

Released on
2019-06-05
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Crew

rolename
UnknownGreg Davies
UnknownAlex Horne

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  • Summary

    Greg Davies invites all five contestants to have some global fun with a beach ball, while Lou Sanders has some wise words for the youth of today. Plus, Paul Sinha tries to invent a revolutionary new use for a basketball, and Sian Gibson attempts to rescue Little Alex Horne from the sharp beak of an aquatic bird

    Review

    Semantics and small print are of paramount importance in Taskmaster, where one misunderstood or misread instruction can result in Greg Davies’s disdainful dismissal. In this episode, when one comedian realises they’ve that they’ve inadvertently broken all the rules, they beat him to it and disqualify themselves from a task. It’s a brilliant moment, only just beaten by Paul Sinha shepherding a lone ping-pong ball along a train concourse with a basketball; for reasons that make complete sense in the sphere of this show.

    At the halfway point of the series the contestants are getting competitive – Lou Sanders is shaping up to be the one to beat, although Iain Stirling’s surprise sartorial commitment at the top of the show deserves a comedy commendation.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2019-06-05
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    UnknownGreg Davies
    UnknownAlex Horne
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