FANS of Taskmaster are loving the return of the Channel 4 show.

With the new series comes comedian and rising star Mawaan Rizwan.

Who is Mawaan Rizwan?

28-year-old Mawaan was born on the August 18, 1992 and is a Pakistani-born British actor, writer and comedian.

He began his career as a YouTuber.

Maawan's directed an award-winning film Jimmy Will Play, and presented Channel 4’s Battlefront show, a double Emmy award-winning project about young campaigners making social change.

He has also created a range of comedic characters for his online comedy show MalumTV, which has attracted over 11.5 million views.

What has Mawaan Rizwan been in?

In 2020 Mawaan starred in comedy series Two Weeks to Live for Sky One.

He also received recognition for being a writer on Netflix series Sex Education.

In September 2020 he appeared in Jonathan Ross's Comedy Club as co-host.

Then in October 2020 he joined the 10th series of Taskmaster.

Does Mawaan Rizwan have a partner?

Rizwan came out as gay to his traditional Muslim parents at the age of 24.

Mawaan has openly spoken about his partner at comedy gigs, however he hasn’t revealed his name. 

In 2016 he hosted the documentary How Gay is Pakistan? which explored the issues faced by other LGBTQ Muslims living under Islamic law that deems homosexuality illegal.

When is Taskmaster next on?

You can catch Mawaan on Taskmaster TONIGHT (November 5. 2020).

The show is on at 9pm on Channel 4.

Each episode is being repeated on E4 on Saturday evenings.

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