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Taskmaster comedians: From Daisy May Cooper to Johnny Vegas – where have you seen them before?

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Taskmaster comedians: where have you seen them before?
How will the celebs do when they go head to head on Taskmaster? (Picture: Channel 4)

Taskmaster is finally back on our screens tonight and it’s bringing a brand new set of celebrities with it.

The celebs taking on the challenges during tonight’s Channel 4 show, include This Country’s Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Mawaan Rizwan and Richard Herring.

The comedians will be going head to head to win the title of Taskmaster champion.

Tonight’s tasks involve beer, a phone box, making things vanish and eggs.

Although, in a first-look clip, poor Daisy suffers an epic fail during one particular task.

The celebs had to carry a number of drinks from a phone box to a caravan without spilling a drop.

Taskmaster (Picture: Channel 4)
Here is the first set of celebs taking part (Picture: Channel 4)

Easy, right?

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However, when carrying the drinks, the celebs had to carry a large teddy bear, while finding a way of not stepping on the grass.

And it didn’t go too well for poor Daisy.

Ahead of the show, we decided to take a close look at the comedians and where you may have seen them before.

But, who are the comedians and where have you seen them before?

Daisy May Cooper

You may recognise Daisy from BBC mockumentary This Country.

Daisy, along with her brother Charlie Cooper, both co-wrote and starred in the series, which went on to win a BAFTA award.

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Daisy May Cooper as Kerry Mucklowe (Picture: BBC)

Even her dad, Paul Cooper featured in This Country as her on-screen father. Martin Mucklowe.

In her early career, Daisy appeared as a young mother in ITV’s Doc Martin, alongside Martin Clunes.

More recently, the comedian has starred on Celebrity Gogglebox with her dad.

Johnny Vegas

Comedian Johnny is a hilarious comedian and actor known for his northern accent and husky voice.

Not only does he do stand-up comedy, but he has appeared in a number of popular TV shows – including sitcom Benidorm.

Johnny Vegas
Johnny Vegas in ITV’s hit show Benidorm (Picture: ITV)

You’ll also remember him from the PG Tips adverts.

Cast your minds back to 1996, Johnny first made his television debut as a contestant on Win, Lose or Draw.

He also featured on The Big Breakfast during the programme’s final months before it ended in March 2002.

More recently, he has starred as the voice of the title character in the surreal children’s animated series The Rubbish World of Dave Spud. 

Katherine Parkinson

Katherine is an actress, who has appeared in a number of comedy series, including The It Crowd and Jen Barber.

She was also cast as a main character for ITV’s Doc Martin for series three, alongside, Martin Clunes.

The IT Crowd
Katherine in The It Crowd (Picture: C4)

She co-starred in series one to three of Humans, a science fiction drama on AMC.

Aside from her TV appearances, Katherine has also starred in the movie The Boat That Rocked.

Mawaan Rizwan

Mawaan is an actor, writer and comedian who rose to fame as a YouTube contributor.

He began his career when he was just 16-years-old making YouTube videos, which led him to land a number of TV roles.

Mawaan Rizwan
Mawaan Rizwan began his career on YouTube (Picture: Channel 4 / Simon Webb)

In 2013, he began starring in DNN: Definitely Not Newsround, a spoof news comedy series for children.

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In 2015, he also starred in Disney series Mega Awesome Super Hacks, alongside Oli White and Jimmy Hill.

Richard Herring

Richard is a stand-up comedian, writer and ventriloquist.

He rose to fame with his double act Lee and Herring, with his pal Stewart Lee.

Richard Herring
How will Richard do on Taskmaster? (Picture: Channel 4 / Simon Webb)

When the double act came to an end, Richard decided to work as a writer and he ended up writing four plays.

After he and Stewart when their separate ways, he co-wrote the sitcom, Time Gentleman Please.

Richard is also well-known for his comedy podcasts, which began with Andrew Collins on The Collins and Herrin Podcast.

He later went on t work with Russell Brand and Stephen Fry.

Taskmaster launches on October 15 on Channel 4.

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