Taskmaster


#41

I’m a little bit in love with her, she’s wonderfully mad


#42

I am actually in love with her and I am typing this from the bushes outside of her house.


#43

Can someone explain the premise of this show?
I can’t work out what happens from this thread


#44

Shit host sets a task and we watch footage of a bunch of comedians pretend they’re definitely doing it for the first time.


#45

Oh so kind of like impractical jokers?


#46

You like Alex Horne right? He makes celebrities do silly and funny tasks for points in the guise of it being a competitive game show. Stuff like throwing a basketball through a hoop without being able to touch it with your hands and stuff.


#47

I don’t know who Alex Horne is really. I recognize his face but I have not seen him in anything.


#48

It’s actually less funny than that


#49

Ah ok, thought you were someone who had gone to see him a few times for some reason.

If you like any of the people in it it’s funny, diminishing returns as it’s gone on though.


#50

I think that is @plasticniki


#51

Your arch-nemesis!

How dare he!


#52

this is currently a bit of a bone of contention at home. i am very pro-phillips. the tv is less so.


#53

You like Katherine Ryan and Sara Pascoe right? They’ve both been in a series, give them a go


#54

Saw it for the first time the other night. It was like a segment from Comic Relief. Pretty bad.


#55

I don’t understand you people.


#56

Probably the only must watch show on tv for me. Can the miserablists put forward a better current tv show that I might enjoy? Awaits sarcastic responses dies before an actual contender is named


#57

The X Facto…

abandons reply


#58

He’s not really been in anything on TV. The only regular thing I can remember him appearing on was “We Need Answers” with Mark Watson and Tim Key on BBC4. Check out repeats of The Horne Section on Radio 4 and 4 Extra though - an excellent show.

Alex’s comedy is pretty family-friendly, it’s a shame he’s not on more often.


#59

He’s been on 8 out of 10 cats does countdown in the dictionary corner with the Horne section 2 or 3 times. They did a version of Bill Withers’ Lovely Day where Alex sings the daaaaaaay bit for about 3 minutes. I actually lolled.


#60

Actually, Alex was on regular Countdown too. I think he was champion for a few episodes.