In a thrilling climax to the latest season of Taskmaster, a new champion has been crowned, solidifying their position as the ultimate Taskmaster conqueror. However, as the dust settles on the intense competition, a fresh cohort of the UK’s finest comedic geniuses has been handpicked by the formidable Taskmaster himself, Greg Davies. This carefully selected group will now embark on a series of mind-boggling challenges, poised to push their creativity to the limits. Assisting Greg Davies is the ever-watchful Little Alex Horne, calmly observing and documenting their every move with commendable efficiency. Welcome to the 16th series of the BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated global comedy phenomenon, Taskmaster.
Prepared to unleash their comedic prowess and brace themselves for the strangest spectacle on television are five remarkable individuals. Leading the pack is the renowned comedian, performer, and author, Julian Clary, known for his unforgettable appearances on “Friday Night Live” and Channel 4. Joining him is Lucy Beaumont, a versatile comedy actor, writer, and stand-up sensation, who has captivated audiences in “Meet The Richardsons” on Dave. Alongside them is the multi-award-winning stand-up comedian Sam Campbell, recognised for his outstanding performance in “Bloods” on Sky. Adding to the mix is the multi-talented presenter, writer, and comedian Sue Perkins, famed for her comedic brilliance in “Perfectly Legal” on Netflix. Rounding out this exceptional lineup is the talented actor, writer, and director Susan Wokoma, who has left her mark in the hit series “Cheaters” on BBC One. These five comedic powerhouses will compete head-to-head, aiming to accumulate points, prizes, and everlasting glory, with the ultimate goal of claiming the coveted golden trophy and earning the prestigious title of Taskmaster Series 16 Champion.
Meanwhile, in an exciting development, Channel 4 has recently announced that the BAFTA-nominated comedian, writer, and actor Rose Matafeo, along with the critically acclaimed writer and performer Mike Wozniak, will take the helm of a brand-new children-focused entertainment show titled “Junior Taskmaster.” Matafeo, stepping into the shoes of the formidable Junior Taskmaster, will guide young contestants through a series of challenges, while Wozniak faithfully assumes the role of her loyal Assistant. Following the resounding success of Taskmaster in both ratings and critical acclaim, the decision to commission Junior Taskmaster comes as no surprise.
Taskmaster, produced by Avalon, is helmed by a team of esteemed executive producers including Alex Horne, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, James Taylor, Jon Thoday, and Andy Devonshire, who also serves as the Series Director. Andy Cartwright continues in the role of Series Producer, ensuring the seamless execution of this extraordinary production. Channel 4’s Tom Beck, Head of Live Events and Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, alongside Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events, commissioned Taskmaster for Channel 4, showcasing their commitment to delivering top-notch entertainment to audiences nationwide. With the stage set for another season of comedic brilliance, Taskmaster Series 16 promises to captivate viewers with its unparalleled blend of wit, ingenuity, and unadulterated laughter.