In a field somewhere in New Zealand, comedian Julia Morris is darting around a caravan, desperately looking for a way in. Her goal: to rescue a balloon floating inside, without touching the vehicle itself. Besuited and armed with a clipboard and whistle, fellow comedian Tom Cashman is standing nearby, with an eagle eye on Morris. “I feel like I need a gun,” Morris says to Cashman who, to his credit, only looks mildly alarmed. Morris settles on a technique: attempting to scooch inside the caravan in a wicker basket. It promptly breaks under her bum.

Welcome to Taskmaster Australia, a spin-off of the hit British gameshow that sees five comics competing in elaborately pointless tasks. The original show, now in its 15th season, is hosted by comedians Greg Davies and Alex Horne. Davies, the titular taskmaster, watches clips of the contestants completing their quests in front of a live audience, then gleefully bullies them for their efforts. His assistant Horne, who is also the show’s creator, plays a subservient butler-figure and referee.

Much of the fun of Taskmaster comes from the contestants’ panic as they tackle what is frequently a silly assignment: fill an egg cup with their own tears, paint a picture of a horse while riding a horse or conceal a pineapple on their person. Often, the tasks reveal something about the competitors themselves – how creative they are, how good they are at teamwork or how they handle stress. There are some flashes of brilliance and cunning but as Horne tells me: “Comedians are rarely cleverer than you’d think.”

A global hit, the show now has versions in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Finland, Croatia, Belgium, Portugal, Canada and New Zealand. The Australian series sticks closely to the original’s format, down to theme song, presence of caravan and the casting of its hosts, comedians Tom Gleeson and Cashman, who are perfectly suited to playing bully and butler. Speaking to them together, it is quickly decided Gleeson will be known as Tom One and Cashman Tom Two – not Better Tom and Lesser Tom, as Gleeson demands and Cashman sweetly immediately accepts.

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Taskmaster Australia Season 01 Episode 01 Description In this inaugural episode of the first season of Taskmaster AU, the contestants must bring in the most beautiful thing, remove a balloon from a caravan, create a one minute montage of their lives, fill a glass with orange juice, and throw, boot, bowl, flick, or propel items […]

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Taskmaster Australia Season 01 Episode 10 Description We’re going all out in tonight’s finale. Christmas is ruined, aubergines are stabbed, cities are destroyed, and our first Aussie champion will be crowned. Who will win Tom Gleeson’s giant golden head? Taskmaster All Seasons Taskmaster Season 14 Taskmaster AU All Seasons Taskmaster AU Season 01 Episode 01 […]

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Taskmaster Australia Season 01 Episode 09 Description Fabulous Taskmaster Tom Gleeson puts five funny folk to the test, with Julia Morris, Luke McGregor, Jimmy Rees, Nina Oyama and Danielle Walker undergoing a range of hilarious tasks for our amusement. Taskmaster All Seasons Taskmaster Season 14 Taskmaster AU All Seasons Taskmaster AU Season 01 Episode 01 […]

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Taskmaster Australia Season 01 Episode 08 Description Dumb in Unison Fabulous Taskmaster Tom Gleeson puts five funny folk to the test, with Julia Morris, Luke McGregor, Jimmy Rees, Nina Oyama and Danielle Walker undergoing a range of hilarious tasks for our amusement. Taskmaster All Seasons Taskmaster Season 14 Taskmaster AU All Seasons Taskmaster AU Season […]

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Taskmaster Australia Season 01 Episode 07 Description Fabulous Taskmaster Tom Gleeson puts five funny folk to the test, with Julia Morris, Luke McGregor, Jimmy Rees, Nina Oyama and Danielle Walker undergoing a range of hilarious tasks for our amusement. Taskmaster All Seasons Taskmaster Season 14 Taskmaster AU All Seasons Taskmaster AU Season 01 Episode 01 […]

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Taskmaster Australia Season 01 Episode 06 Description Fabulous Taskmaster Tom Gleeson puts five funny folk to the test, with Julia Morris, Luke McGregor, Jimmy Rees, Nina Oyama and Danielle Walker undergoing a range of hilarious tasks for our amusement. Taskmaster All Seasons Taskmaster Season 14 Taskmaster AU All Seasons Taskmaster AU Season 01 Episode 01 […]

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Taskmaster Australia Season 01 Episode 05 Description Are you okay Fabulous Taskmaster Tom Gleeson puts five funny folk to the test, with Julia Morris, Luke McGregor, Jimmy Rees, Nina Oyama and Danielle Walker undergoing a range of hilarious tasks for our amusement. Taskmaster All Seasons Taskmaster Season 14 Taskmaster AU All Seasons Taskmaster AU Season […]

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Taskmaster Australia Season 01 Episode 04 Description Boom Boom Boom Boom Fabulous Taskmaster Tom Gleeson puts five funny folk to the test, with Julia Morris, Luke McGregor, Jimmy Rees, Nina Oyama and Danielle Walker undergoing a range of hilarious tasks for our amusement. Taskmaster All Seasons Taskmaster Season 14 Taskmaster AU All Seasons Taskmaster AU […]

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Taskmaster Australia Season 01 Episode 03 Description In this episode, the contestants must bring in the thing they’d most like to be buried with, fly a flip-flop as far as possible, transform into twins or triplets, perform a passionate cricket appeal, and convince the Taskmaster to give them 5 points. Title context The ‘cricket master’ […]

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Taskmaster Australia Season 01 Episode 02 Description In this episode, the contestants must bring in the most satisfying thing to touch, let the cat out of the bag, make an older family member hang up on them, do the bravest thing with a ream of paper, and de-pineapple some pizzas. There is also a thrilling […]