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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2020, 10:50:42 AM »
I heard about that, it really does seem like US viewers have no interest in the show (perhaps having been put off by the Reggie Watts version), though it wasn't like there was a great deal of other new things to watch that night which makes it rather bleak.

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2020, 11:06:51 AM »
The obvious mistakes were an apparent total lack of promotion, putting on the wrong channel and starting with the wrong series. Aside from that, though...

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2020, 11:48:24 AM »
Honestly struggle to see a US audience sitting down to watch Taskmaster at the best of times, but with the Series 8 line-up? No chance.

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2020, 01:34:51 PM »
Should have been on something like FXX and started from S1, but the point was CW wanted some popular imports for prime-time slots. God knows what they thought they were doing.

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #64 on: August 12, 2020, 02:25:16 PM »
A US audience is never going to watch a show starring 7 comedians they've never heard of.

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #65 on: August 28, 2020, 05:13:36 PM »
Just got this e-mail, looks like they'll be doing (bespoke) canned laughter for series 10:

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On Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd September, we'll be hosting exclusive screenings of the new series at The Curzon Cinema, Soho. Episodes 3 - 10 from Series 10 will be screened in their entirety, and we'd love you to join us.

The episodes will be screened on these dates and times:

TUESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER
12pm - Episodes 3 & 4
2.45pm - Episodes 5 & 6

WEDNESDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER
11am - Episodes 7 & 8
2pm - Episodes 9 & 10

We need to let you know that we'll also be recording your reaction to the series (just audio so don't worry, no need to put your glad rags on) so if you don't want to be recorded this probably isn't for you.

Each screening should take approximately 2 hours. We would ask you to arrive 90 minutes before the start time, so that we have plenty of time to do all of the necessary checks and get you seated comfortably. The events will of course take place in a COVID-19 safe, socially distanced environment and we'll be adhering to all rules and regulations in place. Please do bring a face covering/mask, you will be required to wear this in the cinema.

As seating is limited in the venue, there is a chance we may be over-subscribed and have to turn people away. We'd like to avoid that of course, so please only accept the invitation if you are sure you can attend. You can sign up for more than one slot but please do show up for all of them.

Your task now is to sign up to attend! Your time starts now...

THE CURZON CINEMA, SOHO
99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #66 on: August 28, 2020, 05:45:49 PM »
Just posting to add my support for ollibean and his Johnny Vegas antipathy. He's the second least funny cunt to come out of St. Helens ( difficult one to word, that. He takes second place in the " Unfunniest Cunt From St.Helens " stakes, basically). Yes, keep ranting away Johnny,  your broad accent makes what you're saying all the funnier.

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #67 on: August 28, 2020, 06:40:07 PM »
Just got this e-mail, looks like they'll be doing (bespoke) canned laughter for series 10:

I got that too, in non-covid times I'd be tempted but I'm not risking going to the cinema right now.

Re: Taskmaster series 10
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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #69 on: September 11, 2020, 01:54:29 PM »
Looks like Channel 4 spent more cash on that trailer than Dave did for the entire series, I can see why they left.

Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #70 on: September 11, 2020, 02:42:31 PM »
my Canadian pals on Twitter talk about TM in quasi-reverential tones. In fact it was them that convinced me it wasn't just some gobshite panel show shit and that I should actually watch it (and I have, and I like it).

Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #71 on: September 11, 2020, 11:29:10 PM »
On the latest New World Order Frankie Boyle mentioned he watched the show with his kids over lockdown as “I was thinking of doing Taskmaster”.

Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #72 on: September 28, 2020, 09:44:29 PM »
Series 11 is already in the bag. They’re doing another cinema screening from Friday: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taskmaster-series-11-screenings-tickets-122674987189

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #73 on: September 29, 2020, 07:07:20 AM »
Any mention of who the contestants are yet?

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #74 on: September 29, 2020, 10:03:54 AM »
Boyle on Taskmaster would be a massive curveball. Surely he'd be even less bothered than Jo Brand, although I guess he would be funny in his cynicism?

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #75 on: October 01, 2020, 07:09:07 PM »
Series starts on October 15th. One day after my birthday, if you're interested*

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #76 on: October 02, 2020, 08:35:23 PM »
First 3 eps of Series 11 were aired at The Curzon today.  Audience signed NDAs so no word who the line-up is.  One attendee on Reddit said “someone a lot of people keep asking*” for is in the five & she was sad Tom Allen & John Robins weren’t included...then she was shouted down by other attendees & deleted the post.

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #77 on: October 02, 2020, 08:39:07 PM »
I'm delighted John Robins isn't included.

Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #78 on: October 02, 2020, 08:40:35 PM »
Richard Herring obviously hasn't signed an NDA

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #79 on: October 03, 2020, 02:37:47 PM »
Someone on Reddit who claims to have been at the screening said the line-up was: Richard Ayoade, Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Fern Brady, and Dane Baptiste. Not sure if I believe it, though. The thread has since been deleted.

Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #80 on: October 03, 2020, 02:55:30 PM »
Someone on Reddit who claims to have been at the screening said the line-up was: Richard Ayoade, Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Fern Brady, and Dane Baptiste. Not sure if I believe it, though. The thread has since been deleted.

Cracking line up if that turns out to be true. Sean Lock would be one of my first choices for this.

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #81 on: October 03, 2020, 02:58:20 PM »
Yes, I've been wanting Sean Lock on this for a while too, I think he's a natural fit for it.

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #82 on: October 03, 2020, 03:02:01 PM »
Cracking line up if that turns out to be true. Sean Lock would be one of my first choices for this.

Does he still sound like The Smoking Man from The X Files?  I know it's probably some orrible medical condition, but it does make every funny line he says sound like his painful last words.

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #83 on: October 03, 2020, 03:02:12 PM »
Someone on Reddit who claims to have been at the screening said the line-up was: Richard Ayoade, Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Fern Brady, and Dane Baptiste. Not sure if I believe it, though. The thread has since been deleted.

Not that it means anything, but that breaks the two women, three men rule. Replace Jimmy Carr with, well, anyone female and you've got a cracking line up, though my preference would be for Danielle Ward, Olga Koch or Bridget Christie.

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #84 on: October 03, 2020, 03:11:30 PM »
I think that's going to be the only problem with the C4 version of this show, because it's a bigger channel with a bigger audience they are going to want more recognizable names so the lesser known or up and coming comedians won't get much of a shout.

Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #85 on: October 03, 2020, 03:43:41 PM »
Not that it means anything, but that breaks the two women, three men rule. Replace Jimmy Carr with, well, anyone female and you've got a cracking line up, though my preference would be for Danielle Ward, Olga Koch or Bridget Christie.

They broke the rule in Series 9 with three women (Jo Brand, Katie Wix & Rose Matafeo) - not sure if that means they're more or less likely to go back to having four men like the first 3 series.

I actually don't mind Jimmy Carr, but I don't think I'd enjoy him being on Taskmaster... can imagine him being quite decent on the filmed tasks but annoying in the studio.

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Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #86 on: October 03, 2020, 04:02:46 PM »
I actually don't mind Jimmy Carr, but I don't think I'd enjoy him being on Taskmaster... can imagine him being quite decent on the filmed tasks but annoying in the studio.

Frankly I'll find it disconcerting seeing him do tasks, especially the outdoor ones.  It'll be like the last third of Magic with Anthony Hopkins.

Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #87 on: October 03, 2020, 06:40:22 PM »
That Ayoade/Carr line-up was shouted down as bullshit by people in attendance.  However one of them posted that the surname of every s11 contestant can be found in:

ACDEHIKLMNORTWXZ


Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #88 on: October 03, 2020, 06:46:02 PM »
However one of them posted that the surname of every s11 contestant can be found in:

ACDEHIKLMNORTWXZ

CORDEN
MILLICAN
NORTON
LITTLE
HITLER

Re: Taskmaster series 10
« Reply #89 on: October 03, 2020, 07:10:44 PM »
The X & Z are the most intriguing - Wax? Izzard?

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