TV Guide: Taskmaster on 10 and 10 Play


Taskmaster premieres Thursday, February 2 at 7.30pm

Taskmaster is coming to 10 and 10 Play on Thursday, February 2 at 7.30pm.

Each week, tough-love Taskmaster, Tom Gleeson, and his trusty sidekick Tom Cashman set Julia Morris, Luke McGregor, Jimmy Rees, Nina Oyama and Danielle Walker a series of challenges to discover who will master the tasks.

Beverley McGarvey, the executive vice president and chief content officer for Paramount ANZ told Mediaweek last October, “Taskmaster, I’m sure you’re probably aware is a hit in the UK. We’ve really wanted to make the show for years. It’s a really particular show to cast, if you don’t get the cast right, you can’t really make the show.

“We’re really excited to have Tom Gleeson as the Taskmaster, it feels like he was kind of born to be the Taskmaster. Comedy is resonating really well with our audience at the minute, and in the economic environment we’re in, we tend to find comedy does well in these types of cycles.”

Taskmaster hosts

Tom Gleeson

Tom Gleeson is a gold-plated comedy superstar, helming ratings smashes and filling big theatres across the country.

Gleeson has been at the face end of a microphone for more than 20 years as one of the country’s best-loved stand-up comedians.

On ABC-TV’s The Weekly, Gleeson’s segment Hard Chat took aim at everyone from Karl Stefanovic to Sophie Monk, Barnesy, the Proclaimers and Albo.

Hard Chat begat Hard Quiz which one a Gold Logie, rubbing against his AACTA, ARIA and Helpmann Awards on his very crowded trophy shelf. Hard Quiz also translates to all ages and languages.

Tom Cashman

Tom Cashman is an up-and-coming stand-up comedian, performer and writer, with an analytical and comedically devastating style.

Cashman is a regular on 10’s The Project and has appeared on TV’s Question Everything, Celebrity Letters & Numbers, Planet America, Australia Debates, and Tonightly With Tom Ballard. Cashman also wrote on many of those same projects, along with ABC’s Win The Week.

Taskmaster comedians

Julia Morris

Julia is one of Australia’s most accomplished and celebrated performers. A quadruple threat, Morris has seamlessly moved between the stage and screen for over 34 years.

Jimmy Rees

Starting his career as Jimmy Giggle on the award- winning ABC Kid’s TV series Giggle & Hoot, Rees spent a decade as the face of the iconic kid’s TV series airing seven days a week on the national broadcaster.

Luke McGregor

Luke McGregor is a writer, actor, and one of Australia’s favourite comedians. His comedy career began in Tasmania in 2007 when he entered the RAW Comedy competition after one of the contestants didn’t show up. The following year he was selected as a RAW Comedy national finalist.

Nina Oyama

Nina Oyama is a comedian, writer and actress who scored her first TV writing job at age 19, after a producer saw her performing stand up in a dodgy pub – 

Danielle Walker

Danielle Walker is known for her dark and twisted everyday observations and stories.

Taskmaster premieres Thursday, February 2 at 7:30pm on 10 and 10Play.

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