Taskmaster Series 14 Lineup: Which comedians are lining up?

Dara Ó Briain, Fern Brady, John Kearns, Munya Chawawa and Sarah Millican will star in Taskmaster Series 14

In Series 14, Dara Ó Brian, Fern Brady, John Kearns, Munya Chawawa and Sarah Millican will compete to win the Golden Greg Davies Trophy. Series 14 doesn’t have an official air date yet, but it will likely be released later this year.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Taskmaster season 14 contestants.

Dara O Brian

Dara Ó Briain, wearing a blue suit with no tie, on the set of quiz show 1 and 6 Zeros (Credit: Channel 4)

Who are you? Dara Ó Briain is a stand-up comedian, presenter and broadcaster who is probably best known for hosting Mock the Week.

How do I know her? You’ll recognize Ó Briain as the host of shows like Mock the Week and Robot Wars, as the host of science programs like Stargazing Live and Dara Ó Briain Meets Stephen Hawking, and quizzes like One & Six Zeroes and The Family Brain Games.

What’s a fun fact about her? Dara Ó Briain previously held the Guinness World Record (shared with Jack Whitehall and Jon Richardson) for the world’s highest stand-up comedy performance, having performed on an airplane in 2011. The record is now held by Lekhmani Trital and Umesh Kumar Gautam who performed at Mount Kala Patthar in Napal in 2021.

Fern Brady

Fern Brady at the BBC 6 Music Festival at Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow in 2017.

Who are you? Fern Brady is a stand-up comedian from Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland.

How do I know her? Brady has appeared on shows such as Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Live from the BBC. She co-hosts the podcast Wheel of Misfortune for BBC Sounds and presented the travelogue British as Folk with Ivo Graham and Darren Harriott for Dave.

What’s a fun fact about her? She went to the same school as Lewis Capaldi (though not at the same time).

John Kearns

John Kearns in Doctors, wearing a white coat and holding a clipboard, with Freya Parker (Credit: BBC/Tiger Aspect Productions)

Who are you? John Kearns is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He is the only comedian to have won both the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for Best Show (2014) and Best Newcomer (2013).

How do I know her? Kearns is probably best known as an assistant host on Comedy Central series Guessable – he’s a bit like Alex Horne in Sara Pascoe’s Greg Davies – but you may also know him from roles in BBC Three comedy Top Coppers and the daytime soap “Doctors”.

What’s a fun fact about her? From 2010 to 2013, Kearns worked as a tour guide at the Houses of Parliament in London.

Munya Chawawa

Munya Chawawa, smiling and wearing a checkerboard shirt with flowers on it, on set for Complaints Welcome (Credit: Channel 4)

Who are you? Munya Chawawa is a comedian and host best known for his viral online skits. He has credited John Oliver, Andy Zaltzman, and Sacha Baron Cohen as his major comedy influences.

What’s a fun fact about her? He wrote and released a comedy song called Piers Morgan about… well, duh.

Sarah Millican

Sarah Millican, arms akimbo, backstage at Live at the Apollo (Credit: BBC/Open Mike/Ellis O’Brien)

Who are you? Sarah Millican is a successful standup comedian.

How do I know her? You know her from things like Live at the Apollo, The Sarah Millican Television Program, Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You, Thoroughly Modern Millican, House of Games, QI and Would I Lie to You.

What’s a fun fact about her? Her favorite film is Thelma and Louise. She’s only ever owned diesel cars, too, but that seemed to stretch the definition of “fun” a bit.

Who Will Win Taskmaster Series 14?

I will make the early prediction that Munya Chawawa will win Taskmaster Series 14. You can quote me on that in a few months.

When will Taskmaster series 14 air?

At the moment we don’t have a specific date for Taskmaster Series 14. However, previous seasons on both Dave and Channel 4 have aired around September/October so it seems a reasonable expectation that the same will hold true for Series 14 again. Taskmaster Series 14 Lineup: Which comedians are lining up?


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