Davies wrote the 4 collection assisted by fellow solid members and former Taskmaster contestants Roisin Conaty and Mike Wozniak, who play Dan’s mates Jo and Brian. It will get severe bonus factors for that includes the legendary Rik Mayall, who performed Dan’s mischievous father in collection one earlier than his premature loss of life in 2014.
Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing (BBC iPlayer)
Put merely, Bob Mortimer (a contestant in Taskmaster’s fifth collection) makes the world a greater place, and nowhere is that this extra true than his heartwarming factual leisure present with veteran comic Paul Whitehouse, Gone Fishing. At first look, it’d appear like a present about fishing, however you’d be lifeless incorrect: it’s extra a fly-on-the-wall have a look at a joyful, reflective friendship between two males that gives as many poignant moments as real stomach laughs. The epitome of a heat hug in TV present type, it’s a pick-me-up you may return to time and time once more.
We’ve but to see David Mitchell compete in Taskmaster (one thing we’re additional eager on so we will examine his efficiency to his spouse Victoria Coren-Mitchell, a Sequence 12 contestant) however his factual leisure present Outsiders is form of what Taskmaster could be like within the wild. Pairs of comedians compete in survival-themed challenges with invariably humorous outcomes – and Outsiders will get bonus factors for the truth that almost all the comedians which have featured to this point are former Taskmaster contestants. These embrace Phil Wang, Kerry Godliman, Joe Wilkinson, Jessica Knappett, Jamali Maddix and – as you may see from the video above – Lou Sanders and Ed Gamble.
GameFace (Channel 4)
If you happen to fell in love with watching Roisin Conaty being adorably unhealthy at issues in Taskmaster Sequence 1, her sitcom GameFace might be proper up your alley. Her character Marcella is what millennials would possibly name a ‘sizzling mess’: a broke, out-of-work actress with a sketchy-at-best love life, however this miserable premise is handled surprisingly warm-heartedly, and in amongst the laughs GameFace sensitively offers with large matters like dependancy and loneliness.
Starstruck (BBC iPlayer)
Sequence 9 alumnus Rose Matafeo created and stars on this screwball comedy a couple of Londoner who has a one-night stand (and subsequent unlikely relationship) with a well-known film star, performed by Nikesh Patel (The Satan’s Hour). It’s witty, sweetly awkward and romantic, and really simply bingeable.
We Are Not Alone (UKTV Play)
From the creators of Ghosts, We Are Not Alone is a one-off feature-length comedy that explores what would occur if an alien race took management of Earth, with hilarious penalties. A wonderfully intelligent script and stellar solid creates loads of correct laugh-out-loud moments, and contains former Taskmaster contestants Mike Wozniak and Joe Thomas, who supplies a very stand-out efficiency as a lovably dim-witted alien referred to as Greggs.