Taskmaster is back for a 16th season, looking to find another person to reign victorious after completing a series of bizarre and hilarious challenges.


Much like seasons before, the line-up features a variety of comedy legends and up-and-coming comics, from Susan Wokoma to Sue Perkins.

Meanwhile, this season will also feature Friday Night Live's Julian Clary and Bloods star Sam Campbell.

Thankfully we will all be able rejoice when season 16 ends, as Channel 4 commissioned six more seasons of the game show, which are set to air over the next three years.

But what do we know about the comedians taking part in Taskmaster this year? Read on for all the information about the Taskmaster season 16 line-up.

Julian Clary

Julian Clary in the Taskmaster studio, looking into the camera
Julian Clary on Taskmaster. Channel 4

Julian Clary is a comedian, performer and author who first become known for appearing on Friday Night Live and went on to become the winner of Celebrity Big Brother in 2012.

He began his career in the 1980s under the name Leo Hurll, and went on to have a successful stand-up and TV career. He has presented series such as All Rise for Julian Clary, Prickly Heat and This Morning, and has made appearances on Strictly Come Dancing, Have I Got News For You, QI, Who Do You Think You Are? and, in a cameo, Neighbours.

Lucy Beaumont

Lucy Beaumont in the Taskmaster studio, looking into the camera and smiling
Lucy Beaumont on Taskmaster. Channel 4

Lucy Beaumont is a comedy actor, writer and stand-up, who is best-known for her role in documentary style sitcom Meet the Richardsons, along with her husband and former Taskmaster contestant Jon Richardson.

She was a finalist on So You Think You're Funny in 2011, and has also made appearances on Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Richard Osman's House of Games, Have I Got News For You and more. She also co-wrote the sitcom Hullraisers, and this year appeared on the Great Celebrity Bake Off.

Sam Campbell

Sam Campbell on Taskmaster looking quizzically into the camera with his hands clasped together
Sam Campbell on Taskmaster. Channel 4

Sam Campbell is a multi-award winning Australian stand-up who was the winner of the main prize at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2022.

He also plays Darrell in Sky comedy series Bloods and has appeared in Stath Lets Flats and Pls Like. Earlier this year he was nominated at the National Comedy Awards in the best stand-up category.

Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins in the Taskmaster studio, looking into the camera
Sue Perkins on Taskmaster. Channel 4

Sue Perkins is a presenter, writer and comedian best-known for her comedy partnership with Mel Giedroyc and for co-presenting The Great British Bake Off between 2010 and 2016.

She also previously wrote for French & Saunders and has hosted shows such as Light Lunch, Insert Name Here and The Generation Game. She has made appearances on Celebrity Big Brother, QI, Thronecast and The Masked Singer, and co-stars with Giedroyc in sitcom Hitmen. Last year she presented Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal on Netflix.

Susan Wokoma

Susan Wokoma in the Taskmaster studio, wearing a Spirited Away T-shirt, looking into the camera and smiling
Susan Wokoma on Taskmaster. Channel 4

Susan Wokoma is an actor, writer and director known for her role as Edith in the Enola Holmes films and as Raquel in Crazyhead.

She has also had roles in series such as Crashing, Chewing Gum, Porters, Year of the Rabbit, Peacock and Cheaters, as well as in films including The House, The Inbetweeners 2 and Burn Burn Burn.

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