Taskmaster - Series 8, Episode 4 | Full Episode | "The Barrel Dad"

In this series 8 episode of Taskmaster, Iain Stirling, Joe Thomas, Lou Sanders, Paul Sinha and Sian Gibson try to impress Taskmaster Greg Davies by getting loo roll through a toilet seat, making something to engage a toddler and getting the most weight into a hammock.
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In this Broadcast Award-winning, BAFTA and Emmy Award-nominated entertainment show, Taskmaster tyrant Greg Davies (Man Down, Cuckoo), with the help of his loyal assistant Alex Horne (The Horne Section and the show’s creator), sets out to test the wiles, wit and wisdom of five hyper-competitive comedians.
Comedians that have risked life, limb, and dignity in the hope of making the Taskmaster proud so far include: Frank Skinner (The Frank Skinner Show), Mel Giedroyc (The Great British Bake Off), Romesh Ranganathan (Asian Provocateur), Hugh Dennis (Outnumbered), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones’ Diary), Rose Matafeo (Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2018), and Russell Howard (The Russell Howard Hour). Unaware of what awaits them in each wax-sealed envelope, only one competitor can become the victorious owner of His Royal Task-ness’ golden head and be crowned the next Taskmaster Champion.


  1. Jakob Smith

    Jakob Smith

    39 minuten geleden

    What were her parents thinking naming her "Nell" !!! It's an odd enough name to begin with (and kind of an ugly name in my opinion), but then on top of that you have the movie "Nell", which means she is going to get people saying "tay in the win" for her entire life. Is that the kind of association you want with your child's name?

  2. Jwixom


    Dag geleden

    am I the only one who saw Lou step out of the circle when throwing her pan?!

  3. Sum Ting Wong

    Sum Ting Wong

    3 dagen geleden

    The pan was clearly a paid actor

  4. Shail


    3 dagen geleden

    Am i the only one super pissed about Iain getting 5 points for the toilet task?

  5. Philipp Aachen

    Philipp Aachen

    4 dagen geleden

    40:54 is it just me or is Lou standing half outside the circle?

  6. Peanut the Lion

    Peanut the Lion

    7 dagen geleden

    I know everyone's pissed that Iain got pissed during the group task but at the same time I'm not sure anyone else has wanted to win as badly as him and I'm seriously hoping he wins.

  7. 7nefsea


    9 dagen geleden

    Whenever Iain throws his little fits I wonder if it dawns on him that he's literally playing for various bundles of trash?

  8. Samuel Torres

    Samuel Torres

    9 dagen geleden

    32:57 Joe and Sian's team task where they match boots. I don't know how this will be productive, but I can only imagine it will.

  9. Jax


    10 dagen geleden

    Iain is experiencing a severe process of ego death after watching that team task 😂😂 You can literally see his entire life is flashing before his eyes for the rest of the episode....incredible.

  10. kathy thai

    kathy thai

    13 dagen geleden

    nell is such a sweetheart!! even when bashing in the head of a helpless plastic duck ;(

  11. Ty Grenier

    Ty Grenier

    14 dagen geleden

    "It's hard to sneakily weigh people." "Iain, your next task is to stand as still as possible on this bathroom scale for 30 seconds. Person who moves the least wins." There, job done.

  12. danceswithdirt


    15 dagen geleden

    Is Lou Sanders playing a character?

  13. DenCTi


    16 dagen geleden

    "Again" -Nell

  14. sfshinz


    17 dagen geleden

    Iain and Lou are teenagers trapped in adult bodies.

  15. Etson Barentine

    Etson Barentine

    21 dag geleden

    Ohhhh Greg!

  16. KelpTheGreat


    22 dagen geleden

    What was with the broken glass on the grass near the hammock during Joe and Sian's attempt?

  17. Affenhirn_auf_Eis


    22 dagen geleden

    I hate this Iain guy. God, is he annoying

  18. Dreadful


    24 dagen geleden

    wait I might have a problem. I only see people complaining about Ian's behaviour and the fact that he's annoying. But I on the other hand thought Lou was being and is really annoying. Still Ian is fairly competitive and act on it but besides that.

    • Liz Brewster

      Liz Brewster

      21 dag geleden

      I thought Lou was being and kept being annoying. Ian though immediately apologized, looked like he was going to cry, and was shut-down for the rest of the show- I just wanted to hug him.

  19. nathan podsakoff

    nathan podsakoff

    25 dagen geleden

    Mommy, daddy, and the threshing shark should definitely be the name of the episode.

  20. magicoA


    26 dagen geleden

    Nell nailed the timing on the "hit the ducky" song

  21. Shane Hoover

    Shane Hoover

    29 dagen geleden

    To be fair, the idea of putting the bathtub under the Hammock was actually incredibly smart, because then by focusing all of the weight in the middle, it would cause the hammock to bulge into the bathtub, giving an extra "wall" allowing things to not fall out as easily.

  22. GreenMassai


    Maand geleden

    Series 8 is consistently good

  23. HelloJessie


    Maand geleden

    4:25 She's not wrong

  24. Nick Georgiev

    Nick Georgiev

    Maand geleden

    The little kid is so freaking cute! My ovaries exploded and I don't even have those.

  25. Tim Dungan-Levant

    Tim Dungan-Levant

    Maand geleden

    Bicycle, My Xcellent bicycle

  26. Mr. Peapoo

    Mr. Peapoo

    Maand geleden

    That Ian dude's really bringing this season down. There is no single more unattractive quality than people who can't read the room and ratchet the competitiveness to an uncomfortable place. Like bro save some of it for you therapist, good god. We get it: someone at some point, probably when you were very small, made you feel like a loser and you've spent the entire rest of your life trying to run away from the scary belief that they may have been right. Not something I want to be repeatedly made to think about in a comedy show.

  27. Julia E

    Julia E

    Maand geleden

    Ian may have been ridiculous during the hammock challenge, but Lou was also extremely ridiculous when she was screaming I caught it! repeatedly like a petulant child. I haven't really liked her attitude in any of the episodes so far, she's obnoxious (as is Ian don't get me wrong). Oh well some series just don't have endearing contestants....

    • Stephanie McCoy

      Stephanie McCoy

      22 dagen geleden

      I find her endearing because she has fun doing tasks. She obviously knew she did not catch the book and didn't really want to let her team down. In her reddit AmA , she says she didn't mean to come a cross like she had an attitude when she was joking around most of the time. Oh well.

  28. Rhubartu the Saiyan

    Rhubartu the Saiyan

    Maand geleden

    Might be the smartest and the most polite toddler I have ever seen...

  29. golden pony

    golden pony

    Maand geleden

    Loving the 'tosser in a bathrobe-pjs' looks more and more as the series go by

  30. William


    Maand geleden

    I genuinely dont understand why everyone supports Lou so much here.

  31. emmeeemm


    Maand geleden

    Alex, to Nell: "Are you engaged?" Mr. Horne, I think that child is a bit too young to be engaged! Also, RE Prizes: "BMX'ing!"

  32. Hedvig Andersson

    Hedvig Andersson

    Maand geleden

    Watching Lou apologising when she'd done nothing wrong, and being sweet and calling Iain "baby" and stuff made me feel incredibly uncomfortable. It's like textbook abusive relationship....

  33. Joanne Kelly

    Joanne Kelly

    Maand geleden

    Nice . Thank You 😀

  34. Alene Houghton

    Alene Houghton

    Maand geleden

    The toddler task was the best thing and I loved it so much. But honestly, give kids a bowl of water and some ducks or an iPad and BAM engaged. Also Iain is just hysterical and I love him

  35. Lily McDaniel

    Lily McDaniel

    Maand geleden

    these guys would be terrible at Toomer's corner

  36. golden pony

    golden pony

    Maand geleden

    Just about to catch up with the latest episode as I plow through the episodes accumulated through Christmas... Wish it lasted more!!

  37. 242sighting


    Maand geleden

    The real toddler was Iain all along.

  38. June W

    June W

    Maand geleden

    When you want a toddler to be engaged, give them water and floaty things. Works everytime. But you need to watch for the mess.

    • golden pony

      golden pony

      Maand geleden

      Point indeed proven, will remember for when the time comes!!

  39. Jonathan Pal

    Jonathan Pal

    Maand geleden

    Asks the toddler: “are you engaged?” I’m dead. 😂🤣

    • irondasgr


      29 dagen geleden

      I was so expecting for someone to later go for : "She was not engaged, man. She was wedlock married."

  40. Lee Bradshaw

    Lee Bradshaw

    Maand geleden

    Paul standing in the background with the barrel while the two arguing is such a mood

  41. Sarah no

    Sarah no

    Maand geleden

    I would've dumped him outta the hammock after saying "got you babe" Props to Lou for being very reasonable.

  42. Nathaniel Miller

    Nathaniel Miller

    Maand geleden

    Jessica was right, Nell is happy

  43. Harrison Smith

    Harrison Smith

    Maand geleden

    I'm really hoping Iain reflects and turns it around from here on out. He's annoying but something makes me want to root for his redemption

    • Mr. Peapoo

      Mr. Peapoo

      Maand geleden

      Gee I wonder what could possibly underpin your desire to root for this person in spite of the fact that he's utterly humorless and brings the entire room down with his megalomaniacal insistence on his own superiority

  44. Michael Barrett

    Michael Barrett

    Maand geleden

    Is it just me or are the girls this season 10 fold dumber than the others, so cringe.

  45. Michael Barrett

    Michael Barrett

    Maand geleden

    They learned from hometasking to put cute kids on haha

    • Ontario Traffic Man

      Ontario Traffic Man

      Maand geleden

      This season = 2019 Hometasking = 2020

  46. Angelika Maria Morris

    Angelika Maria Morris

    Maand geleden

    herbs? greg davies do you indulge in the 420? you are such a fine specimen of a man...heehee

  47. Van essa

    Van essa

    Maand geleden

    Honestly reading all this comments I expected much worse. Iian got a bit competitive in the group task, but it wasn't that bad either honestly. But who knows, maybe that's just because I'm German , who are known for being direct and somewhat rude, and I'm not used to polite Brittish sensibilities.

    • Van essa

      Van essa

      28 dagen geleden

      @Mr. Peapoo lmao please chill. My comment had nothing to do with ww2 and neither was I in any shape or form claiming Germans are better. I simply observed some cultural differences as Germans tend to be more direct, which often is perceived as rude my other people. That's it. I didn't even condone Iians behaviour. I just said I expected something else from the comments than what was shown in the end and that it was not that bad. Not that bad does not equal good. As the comment above me mentioned being rude and loud is not why Hitler gained power either. That's not even a in accurate simplification anymore but a plain wrong statement.

    • Spoonie86


      Maand geleden

      I'm German and you two are talking about two very different things. She is right about German mentality. But Hitler didn't rise because he was rude and direct....

    • Mr. Peapoo

      Mr. Peapoo

      Maand geleden

      Yes I suppose we as a species are inured to the image of a German loudly and enthusiastically proclaiming their superiority and primacy over other people. Perhaps something for which there is infamous historical precedent

  48. TheUnknown3399


    Maand geleden

    Joe’s little smile at making his shot through the toilet seat

    • Unoriginal Username

      Unoriginal Username

      Maand geleden

      It was precious

  49. Matt Laptop

    Matt Laptop

    Maand geleden

    If Iain ? came to TaskMaster because “it would be good for his ‘career’ ”, I think it has spectacularly back-fired - worst TM contestant ever.....?

  50. Norm Rayos

    Norm Rayos

    Maand geleden

    This is the worst game of curling I’ve ever seen! 🤣

  51. Rizwana akhtar

    Rizwana akhtar

    Maand geleden

    I really wanna know who Nell is

  52. Voytee


    Maand geleden

    Joe was standing on a tub, and then walking on grass so i think its fair to say he "fell" from it at some point

  53. Keaton Fox

    Keaton Fox

    Maand geleden

    I'm so upset. I'd been looking for this episode for weeks and it was not appearing in the channel. I figured there was some copyright issue on YT, so I found it elsewhere in a decidedly lesser bitrate and something like a day later it comes to YT, I'm so bitter lol.

  54. wich


    Maand geleden

    I’d love me some fairy Sian, she is so friggin adorable

  55. Ricky Carrillo

    Ricky Carrillo

    Maand geleden

    Lain being a competitive asshole has made me reconsider everything about myself

  56. mj ph

    mj ph

    Maand geleden

    Listening to Paul's explanation, it seems he had just performed a psych experiment on the child. Nature vs Nurture.

  57. Viv Vivier

    Viv Vivier

    Maand geleden

    Big ole crush on Joe right here.

  58. lnfreeman


    Maand geleden

    That opening 😱 and Greg questions why people write fan fiction about them

  59. JOB'd Out Wrestling

    JOB'd Out Wrestling

    Maand geleden

    Having watched series 1-7 (and 10) + champion of champions and the new years special - I've never found a contestant I've actually disliked more than Iain.

  60. BaoBou's Music

    BaoBou's Music

    Maand geleden

    I've seen it before and Nell again makes me smile in the happiest way possible. She is beyond adorable.

  61. A Hobbit

    A Hobbit

    Maand geleden

    Nell is absolutely the best guest they’ve ever had on this show.

    • Elizabeth


      6 dagen geleden

      When she ran back and forth when They showed Joe’s Dough it was so adorable!! We need Nell back!! 😂🥺

    • Spoonie86


      Maand geleden

      True. The Mayor of Chesham wasn't bad either :-P.

    • Anushka Sen

      Anushka Sen

      Maand geleden

      @Fin Miles Reid I saw these comments before I knew who Nell was and I felt slightly defensive about Rosalind but once I saw Nell I knew she had to be the best guest.

    • Fin Miles Reid

      Fin Miles Reid

      Maand geleden

      she juuuuust nudges Rosalind The Fucking Nightmare and Swedish Guy into second and third place spots. Stiff competition, love it

  62. Grace Holland

    Grace Holland

    Maand geleden

    The kid smashing the tray of ducks immediately was so choice 👌

  63. Payaso Artwork

    Payaso Artwork

    Maand geleden

    Will somebody PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give Paul a turtleneck shirt?!?! Jesus 🤦🏽‍♂️ has he not seen his own neck?

  64. Jeremy Shapiro

    Jeremy Shapiro

    Maand geleden

    Wow 4 episodes in Lou has won twice and been in a tie break the other 2 times. Talk about dominance.

  65. TheyreMaking MeDoThis

    TheyreMaking MeDoThis

    Maand geleden

    Thank you from Chicago! More please! I’ve already watched every episode!!

  66. Joe Klarr

    Joe Klarr

    Maand geleden

    Sian has joined the illustrious ranks of middle aged women who appear sweet but in reality wake up every morning and choose violence

  67. spaceracer23


    Maand geleden

    Five points go to Alex for keeping the toddler fully engaged.

  68. Jeremyk 541

    Jeremyk 541

    Maand geleden

    Ian = confrontational 😂

  69. Raya plays games

    Raya plays games

    Maand geleden

    I love that this is being uploaded on NLcameras since this is the only way I can watch the show from Germany :/

  70. Whatever


    Maand geleden

    It`s uncanny that many of these tasks seem to be lockdown / COVID-related: There`s discussions about loo rolls, Sian is "fab at jabs", there`s a bored toddler (and a workout video) and lots of booze....

  71. andrea


    Maand geleden

    only just realized the painting of greg this season is inspired by fullmetal alchemist, not just generically anime. lol

    • andrea


      Maand geleden

      @lnfreeman besides general style, the metal arm from edward and the eyepatch from that wrath guy

    • lnfreeman


      Maand geleden

      What makes you say that?

  72. Bowie E

    Bowie E

    Maand geleden

    I want Lou's shoes so bad

  73. Aaron Monroe

    Aaron Monroe

    Maand geleden

    The barrel dad...yes

  74. cambe cambe

    cambe cambe

    Maand geleden

    I’m sorry but I haven’t really seen many comments on this - what the heck is going on with the “generally asian” theme this season? i’m really confused.

    • Spoonie86


      Maand geleden

      I also think it's kind of cliché.

  75. - Manuela

    - Manuela

    Maand geleden

    I find it actually quite funny when Ian is getting angry

  76. JackDManheim


    Maand geleden

    I think that she meant she caught it "before it was flat on the ground". However she failed to catch it before it had made contact with the ground.

    • Ontario Traffic Man

      Ontario Traffic Man

      Maand geleden

      And even if she had caught it before it hit the ground, it wouldn't have mattered since it had already fallen out of the hammock!

  77. San Steen

    San Steen

    Maand geleden

    When the toddler said JoeDoe it sounded like JoJo ;)

  78. Skittleburst223


    Maand geleden

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen iain look SO angry.. hilarious

  79. Zev Feitelson

    Zev Feitelson

    Maand geleden

    She blatantly didn't catch it

  80. Zev Feitelson

    Zev Feitelson

    Maand geleden

    You have a limited amount of time to get stuff in the hammock you don't have time to stand there plan and not grab anything

  81. Johnny Johnson

    Johnny Johnson

    Maand geleden

    Lou really found her range. What a sizzling throw! She handled that steel discus with the deadpan expression of a champion athlete. My nerves were fried! Iain is lucky that she didn't stove his head in.

    • A Hobbit

      A Hobbit

      Maand geleden

      When she got the pan in the hoop like that, I gasped out loud 😂

  82. PokerJoker811


    Maand geleden

    So clearly, at some time during the production of this series, Alex or a senior member of the production team recieved a phone call from a relative saying "I'm going to be out of the country in a few weeks, could you please look after my daughter".

    • Fin Miles Reid

      Fin Miles Reid

      Maand geleden

      @PokerJoker811 ah, yeah I was 50/50 on her being his daughter, thanks for confirming! Nell and Alex were just both very connected and calm, seemed to have a special bond all the same :)

    • PokerJoker811


      Maand geleden

      @Fin Miles Reid Last I heard, Alex has no daughters, only three sons. Young kids will sometimes just call a bigger person "Mom" or "Dad" because they don't know better. Autistic teens I've worked with have called teachers that before.

    • Fin Miles Reid

      Fin Miles Reid

      Maand geleden

      I thought she was Alex’s daughter cuz she says “bye daddy”?

  83. Grant Andrews

    Grant Andrews

    Maand geleden

    Ian is tough to watch.

  84. The Brown Lantern

    The Brown Lantern

    Maand geleden

    😬geez lou was reeeealy close to bailing off the stage tripping on a hoop

  85. cannibalbananas


    Maand geleden

    Love that all of Lou's toddler ideas were definitely not age appropriate 😂😂😂

  86. Mark A

    Mark A

    Maand geleden

    33:50 he was in it then he left it. No points for anyone.

  87. Jeanelle


    Maand geleden

    That toddler is so well spoken and adooooorable, oh my god. By far the cutest task of all time! And Paul doing all this with one arm really makes it all the more impressive that he manages to do okay considering. I really like this series so far.

  88. Eliza S

    Eliza S

    Maand geleden

    Lou’s experience is every girl in a group project who would like to plan, and Ian is every guy whose response was to interrupt, take charge, and ruin everything.

    • MarioVSCulex


      5 dagen geleden

      @BizzaroHunter They weren't gonna win shit, bro, the others had three people, the barrels and more on/in the hammock lol. More importantly though, I just rewatched that part and the book fell right before or at the latest right as Ian said to not put stuff on one side. In fact, it looks like he said it BECAUSE he noticed the book falling and was like "oh shit, we should not have done that". Also, the reason they were being so hectic in the first place was because they knew they had no time left, which was NOT because of Lou but because Ian was being a bitch for 7 minutes straight. But thanks for your weak attempt at mansplaining, big guy, I'm sure your daddy's proud of you.

    • BizzaroHunter


      Maand geleden

      Did Ian really, and I quote, "ruin everything" when it was in fact Lou who got them disqualified? They very well could have still won the task if Lou wasn't continuing to stack stuff on the same side, in spite of Ian telling them very explicitly to not keep putting stuff on that side.

    • Natalie E

      Natalie E

      Maand geleden

      Absolutely noticed that, so frustrating lol

    • Natalie E

      Natalie E

      Maand geleden

      @Igor not the input we needed. She's right.

    • Barbara


      Maand geleden

      Honestly I'm too bossy for that experience myself, but remember Liza Tarbuck hopping? It was a such a shame the boys got points for that!

  89. Lillian B.

    Lillian B.

    Maand geleden

    Ian: That... wasn't pleasant for me to watch.

  90. jk


    Maand geleden

    Alex talking to little Nell is the sweetest thing I've seen in a long time 😍

  91. dunbar9finger


    Maand geleden

    For those who threw the roll, why not tie down the toilet paper with string or a rubber band before you throw it to keep it from unravelling? First thing I thought of.

  92. HamsterMaster8


    Maand geleden

    This might just be my favourite episode of task master

  93. Julie Nicole

    Julie Nicole

    Maand geleden

    The hammock task made me really dislike Ian he’s just too competitive and that is annoying.

    • RoanStone


      20 dagen geleden

      @Eclectic Jon 101 think back to when he wore that jumpsuit and then was super uncomfortable for the rest of the episode. I think he is impulsive and then regrets it. Same as some of us.

    • Eclectic Jon 101

      Eclectic Jon 101

      Maand geleden

      He didn't like himself much when he watched it back.

    • David Andre

      David Andre

      Maand geleden

      Maybe it's not even like he's competitive, it looks like he want attention and he's trying to be funny

  94. Julie Nicole

    Julie Nicole

    Maand geleden

    Is Nell one of Alex children?

  95. ODBrennan


    Maand geleden

    Paul’s shirt is really cool

  96. Eijzman


    Maand geleden

    30:07 So much respect for Lou keeping her composure. Not many people would have been able to sacrifice themselve for their team that way.

    • Treka Double

      Treka Double

      Maand geleden

      I am fascinated honestly by the difference in mentality. I am from Switzerland, one of the bilingual german-french regions and a rural area. I live in a city but it is a very small city and it is the "capital" of the region. We are quite honest, direct and a bit rough in the way we talk. The way he behaved was not nice but he didn't tell any insult so this would have not been a big deal at all here. When we have to play with someone who behaves like that, what we do is ignore that person and do our thing until that person calms down. And if that person's behaviour is preventing us from winning, no big deal, we loose and that teaches that person a lesson. The way we see it here, there are situations where it's not worth losing energy with someone else's shit, so if nothing important is at stake just let it flow. It's also usual to put people in their place by using dry humour and irony, that can work on some people. My family on my mother's side is particularly good at this. It is often impossible to know if my mom is being serious or not because she is able to speak with irony for several minutes while keeping a straight face and using a perfectly normal tone.

  97. briezzy365


    Maand geleden

    Alex would be great with autistic kids. ♥️

  98. McDawna


    Maand geleden

    Iain seems like a proper nightmare

  99. hojokono


    Maand geleden

    Be prepared for the uk to rip this from the rest of the world shortly

  100. Al Hunt

    Al Hunt

    Maand geleden

    Greg missed one: "You know I'm going to make you squeeze those sweat bands out at the end of the show and drink them..."