Channel 4 Taskmaster series 14: how to watch, how many episodes, full line-up

Here is everything you need to know about Taskmaster as it returns to our screens with its new series.

The wait is now over for fans of popular comedy game show, Taskmaster, as it returns to Channel 4.

The show, hosted by Greg Davies and Alex Horne, welcomes five new stand-up comedians to compete for the Taskmaster trophy.

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The official synopsis for series 14 reads: “Across the series, Greg will be presented with visual evidence of the competence, or otherwise, of this cross-section of comics trying to complete a range of tasks that may or may not be useful in everyday life.

“Can they find pleasure in construction equipment? Can they play billiards with yoga balls? And, most crucially, can they laminate?

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    “Following careful reflection, the Taskmaster will generously award points and kind words to the best and less points and less kind words to the less best.”

    Here is everything you need to know about the award-winning show.

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    Dara O'Briain, Munya Chawawa, Sarah Millican, Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Fern Brady and John Kearns

    When can I watch series 14 of Taskmaster?

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    The new series will air on Channel 4 or online via All 4 on Thursday, September 29 at 9pm.

    How many episodes does Taskmaster series 14 have?

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    Taskmaster series 14 has 10 episodes, with each episode being aired weekly on TV or its online platform, All 4.

    You can also watch previous series and special episodes which are available on All 4.

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    Who is in the Taskmaster series 14 line-up?

    Dara O'Briain, Fern Brady, John Kearns, Munya Chawawa and Sarah Millican on Taskmaster. Picture: PA Photo/Rob Parfitt/Channel 4.
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    Greg Davies will be perched on his regal throne as the Taskmaster while the show’s creator and executive producer, ‘Little’ Alex Horne introduces the challenges.

    The five stand-ups to star in series 14 of Taskmaster are:

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    • Dara Ó Briain

    An Irish actor, Dara Ó Briain is well-known for his stand-up comedy performances all over the world, as well as his hosting of topical panel shows such as Mock the Week, The Panel, and The Apprentice: You’re Fired!

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    In 2012, he was nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance for his performance on Mock the Week.

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    • Fern Brady 

    Scottish comedian Fern Brady competed in the finals of "So You Think You’re Funny" at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe, finishing joint third; the Piccadilly Comedy Club new act competition in 2012; and the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 2013.

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    She has performed on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular, The Alternative Comedy Experience, BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, Live from the BBC series 3, Live at the Apollo series 14, and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order series 3.

    • John Kearns 
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    English comedian John Kearns has appeared at the Leicester Comedy Festival as No More Mr Niche Guy, later becoming Shtick.

    He also starred in BBC Three’s Top Coppers alongside Steen Raskopoulos and is the assistant host of Comedy Central panel show Guessable.

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    • Munya Chawawa

    British-Zimbabwean Munya Chawawa’s popularity soared during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the major focus being his 2019 Fire in the Booth freestyle, for the spoof news skits he created.

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    In November 2020, Atlantic Records published his first song, ‘Piers Morgan’ as well as a Daily Duppy on GRM Daily in December. In August 2021, his second single, ‘Pain Au Chocolat,’ was published. He has worked with comedians Mo Gilligan and Michael Dapaah, as well as musicians Unknown T (from whom he developed Unknown P), S1mba, and KSI.

    • Sarah Millican
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    Award-winning English writer and comedian has appeared as a panellist on 8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week and Would I Lie to You?, among others.

    At the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Millican won the comedy award for Best Newcomer. She was named one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour in February 2013.

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    Who were the previous winners of Taskmaster?

    The series 13 concluded in June and Sophie Duker was crowned the champion. She competed against Judi Love, Chris Ramsey, Bridget Christie and Ardal O’Hanlon.

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    A second Champion of Champions special aired later in the month, which brought back the winners from series six to 10 to battle it out.

    In the special episodes, Richard Herring was declared the winner over Ed Gamble, Liza Tarbuck, Lou Sanders and Kerry Godliman.