Taskmaster Season 16 Episode 01 Description
|Episode 1: The natural friends.|
|1||Prize: Most wonderful wooden thing that they’ve owned for a while.||5||1||3||4||2|
|2||Build a tower out of the cans in the lab. You must put on your blindfold in this room and wear it properly for the rest of the task.||4||2||5||1||3|
|3||Team: Connect the most individual parts of one person to individual parts of another person. All members of your team must be connected.||5||5||5||2||2|
|Team: Cross the finish line with all connections still connected.|
|4||Get the duck into the lake. You must not touch the beak. If the duck leaves the course, it must re-enter at the point it left the course. If your duck touches the boundary or a flamingo or a pineapple, one minute will be added to your time.||DQ||DQ||3||4||5|
|5||Live: Say whether you think the next item is heavier or lighter than the previous item. If you are wrong, you are eliminated.||5||5||5||2||2|
Taskmaster Show Description
Taskmaster is a British comedy panel game show created by comedian and musician Alex Horne and presented by both Horne and Greg Davies. In the programme, a group of five celebrities – mainly comedians – attempt to complete a series of challenges, with Horne acting as umpire in each challenge, and Davies judging the work and awarding points based on contestants’ performances. The concept for the programme was first created by Horne for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010; he later secured a deal with Dave to adapt it for television, with the first episode premiering in 2015. After the ninth series in 2019, the programme was acquired by Channel 4, who commissioned six new series to be broadcast over the following three years.
Taskmaster proved a success on British television, spawning a tie-in book and board game, and leading to the creation of international versions of the programme in Belgium, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Finland, the United States, and New Zealand. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Horne hosted #HomeTasking, a series of tasks for people to film in their own homes; for each task, a montage of attempts was posted on YouTube that featured Davies awarding points to his favourite entries.