The line up for the seventh series of Dave hit comedy has been revealed – and it’s a good one.
If you’ve somehow managed to miss the show, it’s basically the strange thoughts you have in the shower, turned into a competition. ‘How do you make a snow globe?’, ‘From how far away can I blow out a candle’, ‘how high can a hose spray water?’. All the important stuff.
The sixth series has drawn to a close and Tim Vine, Russell Howard, Asim Chaudhry, Alice Levine and Lisa Tarbuck have all hung up their Taskmaster trainers and gone home for a rest. Now it’s the turn of a new bunch of comedians to face Taskmaster Greg Davies and his assistant Alex Horne!
Fresh from an excellent Netflix special, Acaster is an exciting face on the comedy circuit. A face that can be found on most of the panel shows, and for one night only, turning on the Christmas lights in Kettering in 2017.
Actor and comedian, Jessica Knappett is probably best known for writing and starring in the TV series Drifters. She also played Lisa in The Inbetweeners Movie which everyone said was pretty good. Probably because of her. A career highlight for her might be this RTS panel appearance from 2015.
Actor, stand up, is there anything Kerry Godliman can’t do? Well like many of us, I imagine she struggles to spend more than two-and-a-half hours airborne without some kind of assistance. You’ll know her from a tonne of stuff including Derek, Extras, Miranda, Our Girl and Live at the Apollo.
Basically a Dave resident at this point, Phil Wang has been a correspondent for Unspun with Matt Forde for a while, as well as making regular appearances on panel shows and Live at the Apollo. He’s also a Netflix alum having appeared as part of the comedy lineup on the cleverly named The Comedy Lineup. Additionally he is pretty smart, having graduated from Cambridge and written for The Guardian. 'Impossibly wise or offensively stupid?' he asked about Chinese people in US films, although as a question it can be applied to society far more broadly.
And concluding the quintuplet, Rhod Gilbert will be bringing his trademark brand of ill-temper to the programme. You’ll know Rhod from Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Live at the Apollo, Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience or one of the other things he has been on or presented. Or you might not know him at all. But you’ll definitely enjoy him. He’s great.
And if that comedy platter of comedy patter wasn't enough for you, here's a little song that Rhod and the Taskmaster himself Greg Davies performed on Steve Wright's Radio 2 show.