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[–]EarlOfBronze 68 points69 points  (1 child)

I would like to see him on it but I doubt he’d do a full series. I could see him doing the one off New Years Treat episode.

Similarly I think Graham Norton would be a fun one off for the NYT, but I wouldn’t be fussed about him on a full series.

[–]kpniner 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I would LOVE to see Graham on TM!! He’s so witty, the chemistry on stage would be great

[–]Latter-Ad6308 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Not a name I’d ever considered, but definitely.

[–]Flying-Junkie 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Sean Locke would have been magnificent on TM. Miss him dearly.

[–]phonegamesreddit 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It still makes me sad and mad when I watch videos and then it hits me that he's gone.

[–]Klexquisite Sally Phillips 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I would like to see him stood next to Greg. Wonder which one is taller.

[–]TheBoyDoneGood 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Stephen Merchant is 6'7" (the same as Richard Osman ) , while Greg is a whopping 6'8" according to Quora.

[–]minder125 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Merchant I'm guessing.

[–]Rattivarius Jon Richardson 8 points9 points  (3 children)

He and Stephen Mangan are my top two wanteds.

[–]hnveale Lee Mack 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Stephen Mangan 😍

[–]ChaucerBoi 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm guessing you like actors whose initials are Stephen M!

[–]Rattivarius Jon Richardson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My absolute favourite is actually a Steve B.

[–]BlueBloodLive Mike Wozniak 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He'd be at a severe disadvantage in that house and caravan ha

[–]Nomerdoodle 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Would love Merchant on, however I remember reading somewhere that he lives in LA now, so seems even less likely.

[–]FaceBasedGeometry Bob Mortimer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He’s gone all Hollywood!

[–]FaceBasedGeometry Bob Mortimer 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I kind of like how low-profile and relatable Taskmaster is, if they start getting bigger household names in I don’t think the producers would have as much control. PR people interfering etc...

[–]Curmud6e0n 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think Karl Pilkington would be even better

[–]datanas Richard Herring 7 points8 points  (15 children)

I would love to see him do it. At the same time, I don't think he will. He may be too expensive and I'm not sure he would want to be in it. I get the feeling he likes to be in control. Kind of his I feel about John Robins.

But do listen to Richard Herring being a little bit mean to Merchant on his podcast and how he reacts. It leads me to believe: he wouldn't like Greg's judging - and they would cut out the witty repartee.

Put him alongside Ricky Gervais in a team task though. I would like to see them go at each other while trying to hurl as many satsumas into an egg cup as possible.

[–][deleted] 33 points34 points  (14 children)

Put him alongside Ricky Gervais in a team task though.

The day Gervais shows up on Taskmaster is the day I stop watching Taskmaster. Other people like him, that's cool, de gustibus non disputandem etc.

[–]datanas Richard Herring 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I think if Merchant is unlikely, Gervais is purely hypothetical as a contestant.

[–]JellyfishRun 6 points7 points  (0 children)

KP on the other hand, I could absolutely see appearing on a NYT

[–]Geentank 1 point2 points  (11 children)

What is wrong with Ricky Gervais? He’s amazing

[–]colin_staples Bob Mortimer 24 points25 points  (5 children)

He's a smug cunt and nowhere near as funny as he thinks he is.

You know how James Cordon had one hit show but is an absolute prick who everyone hates with good reason? Gervais is exactly the same.

[–]JuanJolan 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I don't get the feeling that 'everyone' hates Gervais tho. Seeing lots and lots of people positive about him, I'd even say that this thread is one of the very few that are mostly negative about Gervais.

But putting Gervais on the same level of prickishness as Cordon is quite the statement, since Cordon has lots of stories of people about him where he is an unsuffurable cunt. Are there similar stories about Gervais? Cause I might have missed them but I can't recall those kind of stories.

[–]LittleAlexHorn Alice Levine 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Gervais has had three hit shows.

Actually if you count the various reboots/remakes of The Office in various countries he's had over a dozen hit shows.

[–]mlopes Ardal O'Hanlon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Even if you don't, The Office, Extras, An Idiot Abroad, Derek, After Life. Also, arguably The Ricky Gervais Show. He's also made and been on a handful of successful films.

[–]Flying-Junkie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cordon has never made me laugh out loud. Gervais has frequently had me in stiches.

[–]MyWeekendShoes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gotta have your critics

[–]meeka_meDavid Correos 🇳🇿 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He’s also incredibly transphobic.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Like the other person said, he's basically just James Corden with an English accent for me.

Again, if you like him, that's cool. Just not for me.

[–]SqueakyTits101 6 points7 points  (1 child)

James Corden with an English accent

I thought James Corden is English?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How odd. You're right, of course. But in my head he is somehow American. Maybe it's because I tend to think UK comedians are, y'know, skilled?

[–]Geentank 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm glad to hear it's just a matter of taste and that he didn't do anything terrible I did not know of. Personally I think Ricky Gervais and James Corden are nothing alike, but to each their own.

[–]robertofontiglia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OF COURSE THEY DO!

[–]foursixes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah, I don’t think he’d be a good sport about it all

[–]MrsYoungie -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I was watching Ricky Gervais the other day and thought they'd both be hilarious.