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« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2019, 09:58:31 AM »
Baddiel - liked him since the 90s, I know he's not funny - he knows he's not funny; but he has a way of being brutally honest that's refreshing
Gamble - so-so, no real comedy chops, but he's good at inciting banter on panel I've noticed - and a guy in his 30s who dresses like he's 21 to cultivate a particular audience base is inherently comic.
Brand - a one note comic (from the Mary Whitehouse radio days up). I like how she "sent the whole faux-liberal plane crashing into the ocean" last month, but then again she did it by being crap, lazy and one-note.
Katy Wix - like her DaveTalk, liked some of her sketch stuff, funny person.
Rose Matefeo - aware she won Perrier award but haven't seen the show, have seen her on about 3 panels (Hypothetical, HIGNFY, U-Worrier) and she looks confused and uncomfortable.

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« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2019, 12:20:08 PM »
Sinha, Sanders, Osman, Key, Kumar.

All disappointingly nice.

great spots. i spotted wang and matafeo. also saw suzy ruffell who will no doubt be in taskmaster in the next couple of years.

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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2019, 11:08:12 AM »

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« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2019, 12:30:47 PM »
Great bit from that interview:

“Here’s a little secret for you: Frank (Skinner) loved it so much, he organised a little holiday for him and the other Taskmaster contestants from his series, but only Tim Key turned up. They were supposed to be going to Amsterdam or Brussels or something, but only Tim was at the train station. They had a lovely time, though.”

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Re: Taskmaster - Series 9 [merged]
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2019, 01:01:43 PM »
Great bit from that interview:

“Here’s a little secret for you: Frank (Skinner) loved it so much, he organised a little holiday for him and the other Taskmaster contestants from his series, but only Tim Key turned up. They were supposed to be going to Amsterdam or Brussels or something, but only Tim was at the train station. They had a lovely time, though.”

This made me very sad.

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« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2019, 01:35:27 PM »
Chortle interviews with the contestants: https://www.chortle.co.uk/interviews/2019/08/20/44094

With Greg & Alex: https://www.chortle.co.uk/interviews/2019/08/20/44092

(Some spoilers - probably more than the Baddiel interview)

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« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2019, 01:50:14 PM »
This made me very sad.

Don't feel sad, it isn't true:

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/frank-skinner-reveals-worst-ever-9971028

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Frank says: “It was really, really fun to do. We all enjoyed it so much that four of us went on a day trip to Cologne afterwards just because we liked hanging out together so much.

“I went with Alex Horne, Tim Key and Josh Widdicombe to see Cologne Cathedral because Tim had said it was beautiful. We were there for 22 hours.

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« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2019, 09:50:12 PM »
Jo Brand has suddenly made me realise that Arthur Smith would be a perfect contestant for Series 10.

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« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2019, 09:51:47 PM »
Jo Brand has suddenly made me realise that Arthur Smith would be a perfect contestant for Series 10.

Saw him in a pub during the Fringe wearing normal clothes and a policeman's helmet.

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« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2019, 10:08:55 PM »
Rumour has it that she kills Greg in the final episode.

Does whoever kills the Taskmaster become the Taskmaster? I'd watch that.

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« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2019, 11:59:06 PM »
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Frank says: “It was really, really fun to do. We all enjoyed it so much that four of us went on a day trip to Cologne afterwards just because we liked hanging out together so much.

“I went with Alex Horne, Tim Key and Josh Widdicombe to see Cologne Cathedral because Tim had said it was beautiful. We were there for 22 hours.

So did Tim actually deliver on a prize task, or was this just inspired by Tim's contribution?


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« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2019, 02:14:28 PM »
Bloody hell, this starts this Wednesday.

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« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2019, 03:47:56 PM »
Bloody hell, this starts this Wednesday.

I know, I know, but BADDIEL and BRAND. I think I could take one, but a double-assault might be more than I can take. I said the format was strong enough to deal with annoying contestants (as seen in almost every series, but definitely season 8) but after watching that Alex Horne mastermind bit with Brand I might have to gracelessly bow out of this one felicia.

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« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2019, 04:36:08 PM »
I didn't know these interviews were there. Here are the first three:

Baddiel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6bwCv-TF_8
Gamble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec8g8K99hyk
Brand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwkEzuRuFVw

I presume the remaining two will appear tomorrow and Tuesday.

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« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2019, 05:37:27 PM »
First clip from the new series (which starts tomorrow): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zrmkS65Hk4

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Re: Taskmaster - Series 9 [merged]
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2019, 09:44:39 PM »
Fuck me, Baddiel really is bad in this.

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« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2019, 10:00:36 PM »
good snake joke, though

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« Reply #47 on: September 04, 2019, 11:14:57 PM »
The phone number Alex gave out is real.

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« Reply #48 on: September 04, 2019, 11:18:41 PM »
Already on board with this series from the moment Alex Horne pointed at the sellotaped aubergine and it fell off the wall.

It's only the first episode, but there was much more fun vibe between this group compared to Series 8.

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« Reply #49 on: September 04, 2019, 11:32:53 PM »
I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, I think theres a good mix of personalities.

Plus, I think I’ve got a crush on Katy Wix, she just seems lovely

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« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2019, 12:36:49 AM »
Pleasing return to form, I thought. I very much enjoyed Ed Gamble's Alex-baiting.

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« Reply #51 on: September 06, 2019, 02:19:29 AM »
good comfort tv. they might want to slow things down at some point, Alex's kids must miss him.

way too many sexual innuendos though.

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« Reply #52 on: September 06, 2019, 11:48:14 PM »
Very much enjoyed this, looks like a decent group in terms of mix and chemistry. Ed Gamble, who i've been lukewarm on elsewhere, charmed particularly; Rose Matafeo, who I'm a fan of, was quiet but I reckon will come into her own.

However, I have to call bullshit on the "make the biggest entrance task". There is no way those people were told to make the biggest entrance within an hour. Did Baddiel source that Phone Box in an hour? Jo Brand the Henry VIII costume? etc. Then getting the cameramen in place? Saying what postproduction effects to apply? I know it seems really niggly, but it seemed so obvious to me that the instructions we saw them be given were so clearly different from what instructions they were actually given that it really took me out of the show. Seems picky but the whole joy of taskmaster is watching them work within the given parameters - for me that whole section just rang totally false.

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« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2019, 11:55:03 PM »
However, I have to call bullshit on the "make the biggest entrance task". There is no way those people were told to make the biggest entrance within an hour. Did Baddiel source that Phone Box in an hour? Jo Brand the Henry VIII costume? etc. Then getting the cameramen in place? Saying what postproduction effects to apply? I know it seems really niggly, but it seemed so obvious to me that the instructions we saw them be given were so clearly different from what instructions they were actually given that it really took me out of the show. Seems picky but the whole joy of taskmaster is watching them work within the given parameters - for me that whole section just rang totally false.

it happens all the time with the "creative" tasks.

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« Reply #54 on: September 07, 2019, 08:12:19 AM »
The phone box is presumably on site, as it's been used in tasks before.

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« Reply #55 on: September 07, 2019, 09:41:05 AM »
However, I have to call bullshit on the "make the biggest entrance task". There is no way those people were told to make the biggest entrance within an hour.

The time limit set is for them to come up with the concept.
They probably film it on a different day.

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« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2019, 12:02:40 PM »
The phone number Alex gave out is real.

Who's is it? His own?

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« Reply #58 on: September 07, 2019, 01:10:12 PM »
Is the drinking game for this series going to be to take a shot every time Jo Brand says "that'll do" or "I cant be arsed"?

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« Reply #59 on: September 07, 2019, 04:13:48 PM »
Is the drinking game for this series going to be to take a shot every time Jo Brand says "that'll do" or "I cant be arsed"?

I don't want to thread-shit but yeah, it was a countdown to her first use of that and I think the dodo/lolly task was the first evidence of it.