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Taskmaster series 9
« on: July 10, 2019, 10:01:40 PM »
David Baddiel
Ed Gamble
Jo Brand
Katy Wix
Rose Matafeo

Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 10:06:43 PM »
Good list. I approve.
Especially Katy Wix.

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Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 10:10:26 PM »
I like Jo Brand, but I do worry she might be the type to not really commit herself to it. She always used to be the first to go 'Oh, who cares?' on QI, and I don't think Taskmaster works when somebody's half-arsed towards it - see most of Series 6.

Still, it's Taskmaster, I'm already counting the days.

Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 10:12:31 PM »
When's it on?

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 10:22:09 PM »
When's it on?

September, probably? They're recording the studio bits next week.

Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 10:58:16 PM »
The fifth series started on 13th September and the seventh on 5th September, so should be on the air by mid-September you would think. Don't know Rose Matafeo but liking the look of that lineup otherwise.

Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 11:33:54 PM »
I predicted Gamble and Matafeo the  other week. But I've predicting Gamble since about s4 so I had to be right sometime. I had a feeling about Baddiel since last week when the official Taskmaster twitter accidentally copied him in to a tweet with this series line-up. I absolutely adore Katy Wix so really pleased she's doing it. Jo Brand could be hit or miss.

Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2019, 08:07:47 AM »
Baddiel pretty much came out and said he was doing it a few months ago I think.

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Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2019, 08:37:36 AM »
When's it on?

Press release says "The ninth series of Taskmaster will air on Dave in September". Confirmed, albeit vaguely.

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Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2019, 09:05:10 AM »
I predicted Gamble and Matafeo the  other week. But I've predicting Gamble since about s4 so I had to be right sometime. I had a feeling about Baddiel since last week when the official Taskmaster twitter accidentally copied him in to a tweet with this series line-up. I absolutely adore Katy Wix so really pleased she's doing it. Jo Brand could be hit or miss.

Aye, I'm surprised it's taken so long for Ed to be on it.

Good cast that. I always hear really good things about Rose Matafeo, on this forum and elsewhere, but I've always been too lazy and forgetful to follow it up.

Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2019, 09:47:53 AM »
Extremely promising line-up.  I'm surprised to see Jo Brand on the list, as the format seems quite at odds with her persona, but I'm very interested to see what she does outside of the normal panel show environment.

The odd numbered series are the best, aren't they?  It's the opposite of the Star Trek movies.

Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2019, 10:14:27 AM »
Nice to see this series has addressed the diversity this time around and gone for 3 Avalon clients.

Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2019, 01:54:01 PM »
Nice to see this series has addressed the diversity this time around and gone for 3 Avalon clients.
Two token men though

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Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2019, 02:37:41 PM »
I'm not too impressed by Baddiel's inclusion but hopefully he'll surprise me in the way Rhod Gilbert did. But otherwise it's a list I'm happy with and will hopefully be fun stuff. I actually think September's a bit too soon though, and would like a bit more of a break if only because afterwards we'll probably have to wait until May for the next series.

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Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2019, 03:21:48 PM »
I'm sure Badiel will get disqualified in the Try Not Call a Socialist an Anti-Semite in Under Five Minutes task.  It'll feature that blonde Swedish guy as the Socialist.

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Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2019, 04:18:59 PM »
I really cannot watch David Baddiel on anything. I love Travel Man but I could not watch that episode with him because his voice is utterly grating. I find him incredibly over-rated and unfortunately he has a very similar personality to an ex-colleague whom I dislike a lot. I also really cannot watch Jo Brand on TV for similar reasons, and as noted above, I will be stunned if she manages to put effort into this.

The rest look very promising, but it's going to be a real test of my commitment to the show to watch 10-hours of those two.

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Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2019, 05:51:52 PM »
I really cannot watch David Baddiel on anything. I love Travel Man but I could not watch that episode with him because his voice is utterly grating.
I skipped that same episode for the same reason. He's even ruined The Sundays for me by association.

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Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2019, 06:34:10 PM »
I hope Jo Brand actually does the tasks and doesn't just spend the entire time inciting violence on much loved political figures.

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Re: Taskmaster series 9
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2019, 07:43:27 PM »
I hope Jo Brand actually does the tasks and doesn't just spend the entire time inciting violence on much loved political figures.

Rumour has it that she kills Greg in the final episode.