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Alex Horne – Taskmaster II (Avalon)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

The ‘Taskmaster’ comedy challenge, a unique competition and award ceremony now in its second year, features Alex Horne giving a collection of fellow comedians a year to complete certain tasks. This year’s competitors were Tim Key, Mark Watson, Henning Wehn, Stuart Goldsmith, Bruce Dessau, Dan Atkinson, Lloyd Langford, Joe Wilkinson, Steve Hall, and winner Josie Long. Their tasks ranged from cheering up Horne’s recently dumped friend to finding something to entertain him for ten minutes on holiday. As it happens, you can’t have ten comedians, Horne, and last year’s winner Mike Wozniak, and not get impressive hilarity. Seeing camaraderie between competing festival performers was great, and the tasks were ridiculous and diverse. Hopefully this will become an annual presence at the Fringe.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 26 Aug, 3.00pm (4.30pm), £8.50 – £10.00, fpp36.
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