Outtake: Did You Know How Evel Knievel Got His Name? | Taskmaster S11

4. april. 2021
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Outtake from series 11 of Taskmaster, Lee Mack tells the unbelievable story of how Evel Knievel got his name.
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In this Broadcast Award-winning, BAFTA and Emmy Award-nominated entertainment show, Taskmaster tyrant Greg Davies (Man Down, Cuckoo), with the help of his loyal assistant Alex Horne (The Horne Section and the show’s creator), sets out to test the wiles, wit and wisdom of five hyper-competitive comedians.
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  • Was that jail in Knutsford?

    John KempJohn Kemp22 dager siden
  • Not actually how he got the name. A sponsor made him take on the name because it sounded more daring.

    Jimi GJimi G27 dager siden
  • "I think we can all agree, Lee's not telling the truth."

    Amy LundenAmy Lunden29 dager siden
  • You can still fix the spelling of "Evel" in the title and thumbnail.

    Colin SurnameColin Surname29 dager siden
  • I used to think the K was supposed to be silent and the surname is supposed to be derived from Knave.

    pubcollizepubcollizeMåned siden
  • Surely, it happened somewhere in Knnecticut 😁

    Spencer aka Free ThrallSpencer aka Free ThrallMåned siden
  • That was awful

    Mark BuckleyMark BuckleyMåned siden
  • Anybody else just pop open a new tab?

    Scott TannerScott TannerMåned siden
  • Disrespectful

    you cant leave this emptyyou cant leave this emptyMåned siden
  • Nazi Gaddafi was really hoping he was part of the story.

    David MayDavid MayMåned siden
  • HE'S WRONG Blair offered to provide the needed motorcycles, but he wanted the name changed from the Bobby Knievel and His Motorcycle Daredevils Thrill Show to Evil Knievel and His Motorcycle Daredevils. Knievel did not want his image to be that of a hells Angels rider, so he convinced Blair to at least allow him to use the spelling Evel instead of Evil.

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  • Wikipedia says Noooooooo

    Geoffrey RaleighGeoffrey RaleighMåned siden
  • It's spelled 'EvEl'...

    Szenari OzSzenari OzMåned siden
  • I genuinely believe every time Lee says it’s genuinely true he is telling a lie

    Judy ZhuJudy ZhuMåned siden
  • That awful bloke sounds Knawful.....

    Michael LeeMichael LeeMåned siden
  • Who else Googled Evel Kenievel before Lee started telling his story only to watch NOworld clips of his stunts and forgot to come back to hear Lee’s lie?

    Uncle CreepyUncle CreepyMåned siden
    • Why did you Google Evel Knievel?

      MikeMikeMåned siden
    • no one.

      Cruella CloseCruella CloseMåned siden
  • Would I Lie To You? Lee Mack: Yes.

    Uncle CreepyUncle CreepyMåned siden
  • Knofel’s first name was actually William. Knievel’s was Robert.

    Bennycook1Bennycook1Måned siden
  • Taskmaster! It's spelled "EVEL", not "Evil"! Fix the title or I'll deduct points!

    Sir Mildred PierceSir Mildred PierceMåned siden
  • They come from Knorfolk.

    Othmar GarithosOthmar GarithosMåned siden
  • I guess if you pronounce KN like Germans or maybe Scandies do, it's a less unusual name? To us, Knorr is neither "norr" nor "k-norr". And there are a number of such names, like Knopfler

    subberfischersubberfischerMåned siden
  • Alright, David's team...

    Ron OnyonkaRon OnyonkaMåned siden
  • It was a bad night in the cells for their other neighbour, Colin Mackunty.

    Neil StuddNeil StuddMåned siden
  • How donald trump got his name??

    sasa vinceticsasa vinceticMåned siden
  • Waitid so many seasons for Lee to be on there. Still waiting for Sean Locke

    Jon BarJon BarMåned siden
  • Of course in our house the K was silent, so we pronounced it Evil Neville

    JunGlisTiCxxHeRoJunGlisTiCxxHeRoMåned siden
  • Must've been in Knansas

    Rodin GamingRodin GamingMåned siden
  • I was today years old when I found out that, Wikipedia says so, so it must be the truth!…

    Jonathan ConnorJonathan ConnorMåned siden
    • @Jonathan Connor , this is from the Wiki page and seems to indicate that a promoter changed his name (which had been "Bobby Knieval"): "Knievel realized that to make any amount of real money he would need to hire more performers, stunt coordinators and other personnel so that he could concentrate on the jumps. With little money, he went looking for a sponsor and found one in Bob Blair, owner of ZDS Motors, Inc., the West coast distributor for Berliner Motor Corporation, a distributor for Norton Motorcycles. Blair offered to provide the needed motorcycles, but he wanted the name changed from the Bobby Knievel and His Motorcycle Daredevils Thrill Show to Evil Knievel and His Motorcycle Daredevils. Knievel did not want his image to be that of a Hells Angels rider, so he convinced Blair to allow him to use Evel instead of Evil. "

      Yoo TübeYoo TübeMåned siden
    • @Yoo Tübe It did when I read it!!!

      Jonathan ConnorJonathan ConnorMåned siden
    • ...except Wikipedia doesn't say so. This didn't happen, according to them.

      Yoo TübeYoo TübeMåned siden
  • Must've been in Kntucky

    Ethan StormEthan StormMåned siden
  • Video would have been better timed 3 days ago.

    sanfordgfoggsanfordgfoggMåned siden
  • *Evel

    Joel SomerfieldJoel SomerfieldMåned siden
  • Evel, not Evil.

    C BC BMåned siden
  • It's evel not evil,

    The GovernatorsThe GovernatorsMåned siden
  • On the other side , his cellmate was Shoddy Noddy. Sorry....Knoddy. Everyone used to make way for him.

    Keerthi SagarKeerthi SagarMåned siden
  • everyone: *wooow* Mike: *where is the knevidence?*

    Pascus RexPascus RexMåned siden
  • His name is Evel, not Evil, and it was proposed by his first sponsor - not anything else.

    ZarkowZarkowMåned siden
    • well his first sponsor proposed Evil but Rob didnt want the Hells Angel association so changed the spelling but yeah "This"

      Ste TeeSte TeeMåned siden
  • Lee trying to be Bob Mortimer 🤣

    ILI CarrieDollILI CarrieDollMåned siden
  • I cannot believe that I actually googled it.

    glockenreinglockenreinMåned siden
  • Who cares

    Derek BrownDerek BrownMåned siden
  • His name was evel knievel not "evil"

    Steven BrookSteven BrookMåned siden
  • Evel, not Evil

    FilimboUKFilimboUKMåned siden
  • This can't be true, let me Google it

    LowryLowryMåned siden
  • Taskmaster has this amazing ability to make me like comedians I didn't really care fore beforehand.

    Parker ErichParker ErichMåned siden
  • The answer to the question: "When is Taskmaster WILTY?"

    HarlequinSkinHarlequinSkinMåned siden
  • Butte, Montana U.S.A., that’s where.

    Dave MontesDave MontesMåned siden
  • His real name was Robert Craig Knievel. The story is kind of true. The police officer is the one who said, ‘Look who we have in jail tonight, Awful Kenawful and Evil Knievel’ Evel charged the ‘I’ to and ‘E’ later, to make it original. Evel Knievel is one of my idols. I grew up watching him. I gave my son his middle name, Craig.

    Dave MontesDave MontesMåned siden
    • No, it isn't.

      ZarkowZarkowMåned siden
  • Evel not Evil!

    Paul GPaul GMåned siden
  • Butte Montana and they celebrate Evel Days every July

    Nicole SwainstonNicole SwainstonMåned siden
  • missed opportunity to ask "would he lie to us"

    Martin HilbigMartin HilbigMåned siden
  • He's a genius because of course I googled it ,cause I didn't belive him, and of course he is correct 100% correct

    Redman 2490Redman 2490Måned siden
  • Lee Mack doesn't have the K-nowledge to answer the follow up question.

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  • Oh my god it's true 🤦‍♂️

    Locane256Locane256Måned siden
  • "Now if that was what you were asserting - that and that alone - I would say you're telling the truth. However, there's more to this story!!"

    studiowendy15studiowendy15Måned siden
  • His name is actually spelled Evel because he didn't want to be considered "evil". (And yes i googled it)

    Lucie kleenLucie kleenMåned siden
  • I think it was the last 4 letters of DaredEVIL. Apparently in one of his early gigs the organizer asked him not to use "Evil" so he changed it to "Evel" and kept it so.

    Paul BerryPaul BerryMåned siden
  • His name was Fark Knawful

    Captain BlackCaptain BlackMåned siden
  • Yep, I googled it, and surprise, surprise it's true! 😂🇬🇧

    Michelle PhillipsMichelle PhillipsMåned siden
  • They were both arrested by Officer Bytheway

    bluehawk232bluehawk232Måned siden
    • Bobby bytheway?

      sparkieT88sparkieT8825 dager siden
    • Sargent bytheway?

      i3boodzi3boodzMåned siden
    • Bravo.

      Laird FumbleLaird FumbleMåned siden
    • @Chris Jones DADDY!

      Samuel TaylorSamuel TaylorMåned siden
    • @Samuel Taylor sergeant bytheway?

      Chris JonesChris JonesMåned siden
  • are these shit videos meant to put us off watching taskmaster on youtube?

    james melemedejames melemedeMåned siden
  • Where are all these Knievels and Knawfuls from? Easy. Knecticut.

    ShaunShaunMåned siden
  • Sadly, this story is actually from a terrible biopic made in the 70s. In the film a jailer make a joke after reading out “Eval Knieval” that his cellmate must be “A... K...” . It’s amazing how a writer for a bad biopic can make history.

    tlords117tlords117Måned siden
  • For what it's worth, according to 'Being Evel', a documentary about Knievel's life, Lee's story is true.

    Tim Dungan-LevantTim Dungan-LevantMåned siden
    • @Tim Dungan-Levant Its not my job to google for you, but even the wiki page says "Blair offered to provide the needed motorcycles, but he wanted the name changed from the to . Knievel did not want his image to be that of a Hells Angels rider, so he convinced Blair to allow him to use instead of . "

      ZarkowZarkowMåned siden
    • @Zarkow I find nothing documenting that out in the web, while there are numerous sources that corroborate Lee's story. Please supply some sort of citation - thanks.

      Tim Dungan-LevantTim Dungan-LevantMåned siden
    • But is isn't. The name was proposed as 'Evil' by a motorcycle sponsor, but Robert spelled it Evel to avoid Hells Angels linkage.

      ZarkowZarkowMåned siden
  • Haha I googled it 😜 amazing

    thefub101thefub101Måned siden
  • Evel*

    GnarrkillWoWGnarrkillWoWMåned siden
  • I only clicked this one because of the look on Greg's face in the thumbnail. lol

    Chelsea OlderChelsea OlderMåned siden
  • Surely if you had a mate named Knawful, the only possible nickname you could give him would be 'Sofa'

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    • Much like the guy who lost half of one of his ears being called Eighteen Months

      Bent MonkeyBent MonkeyMåned siden
    • It's apparently spelled Knofel, but great joke nonetheless

      VaeynVaeynMåned siden
    • @Carlos Romero Alvarado 😂

      MynameisLGMynameisLGMåned siden
    • @MynameisLG My god I had to say it like 20 times

      Carlos Romero AlvaradoCarlos Romero AlvaradoMåned siden
    • @Carlos Romero Alvarado say “Sofa Knawful” out loud (in private...) making sure you pronounce the “K”... ;)

      MynameisLGMynameisLGMåned siden
  • It was in Connecticut, obviously.

    thewyjthewyjMåned siden
  • *Evel

    I.C. TurnerI.C. TurnerMåned siden
  • It's spelled Evel.

    Michael GlassMichael GlassMåned siden
  • Wait what he’s not even lying

    JaykoFPSJaykoFPSMåned siden
  • Just checked, the story is in Evel Knievel's obituary in the NY Times, basically just as Lee tells it. Also, it is Evel, not Evil.

    Lobster SpecialLobster SpecialMåned siden
    • The obit is wrong then. A sponsor made him change the name.

      Jimi GJimi G27 dager siden
  • *Evel.

    beeble2003beeble2003Måned siden
  • Ohh man, the fun you guys couldve had if only you had posted this 3 days earlier! :D

    Ferret SquadFerret SquadMåned siden
  • The story originated with a sports promoter, and no evidence has ever been provided that it's true. And there is at least one other story out there about how he first got the name. So take it with huge grains of salt.

    puckeringspuckeringsMåned siden
  • They came from Knorfolk

    Patrick EllisPatrick EllisMåned siden
  • Wow.... Lee improv is better than his written jokes lol.

    Ananno MyssAnanno MyssMåned siden
  • The Anecdote Police! Lolololol

    bournemouthisshitbournemouthisshitMåned siden
  • Lee thinks hes stil on would i lie to you xD

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  • I mean, we’re all googling this to check, right?

    BrujaBrujaMåned siden
  • His given name was Robert Craig Knievel. The name "Evil Knievel" was suggested by a promoter, Bob Blair. Since Knievel didn't want to be associated with the Hell's Angels in any way he changed it to "Evel Knievel."

    CptColumboCptColumboMåned siden
    • @Regan Lewis It's alright, I just remember being allowed to sty up late to watch him, literally, jump a bunch of sharks and being disappointed when they revealed that he wasn't going to do it, because he hurt himself in practice.

      CptColumboCptColumboMåned siden
    • @CptColumbo i was just kidding because of how similar what you wrote is to the relevant paragraph in the wikipedia article

      Regan LewisRegan LewisMåned siden
    • @Regan Lewis I knew his name was Robert, because his son Robby Knievel is named after him. I also used to be a big fan of his and knew he took the name for promotional reasons.

      CptColumboCptColumboMåned siden
    • congratulations on reading wikipedia

      Regan LewisRegan LewisMåned siden
  • Was Lee Mack once in a cell with Jack Dee?

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  • Why was Evel Knievel in jail?

    ExEssex :ExEssex :Måned siden
  • *Evel, not Evil.

    SilverEyeSilverEyeMåned siden
  • it's Evel, not Evil

    GroovingPictGroovingPictMåned siden
  • *Evel

    The Letter TenThe Letter TenMåned siden
  • mike is too perfect for this show xD

    Diego IntriagoDiego IntriagoMåned siden
  • To answer the question of where this was, I'm not sure of the location of that particular origin story, but Evel Knievel was from Butte, Montana, which was known as a relatively rough town, especially in those days.

    Ethan HEthan HMåned siden
    • Still is 😂

      Jamie SmithJamie SmithMåned siden
  • My favorite part is every part of this story is untrue hahaha

    CharlieCharlieMåned siden
  • I can hear David Mitchell saying: Well, that's not true.

    Big Joe MufferawBig Joe MufferawMåned siden
    • But I see Rob actually saying it.

      Chelsea OlderChelsea OlderMåned siden
  • Great upload guys! Just two small problems. 1) The name is Evel not Evil 2) The story isn't true. Other than those minor details, great clip!

    The Magic TheatreThe Magic TheatreMåned siden
  • Maybe spell his name right? its "Evel Knievel"

    William JenningsWilliam JenningsMåned siden
  • In the first few episodes, it seemed like Lee was not really enjoying the whole thing (it's clear he really dislikes when he's not the center of attention), but finally here we can see him getting involved instead of just murmuring some one-liners. He def. talked more here than in the first 3 eps combined.

    renthicyarenthicyaMåned siden
  • It's Evel, not Evil.

    Julie SappJulie SappMåned siden
  • I need David Mitchells angry logic on this one. I'm not convinced 100% myself...

    Skulls Ain't DeadSkulls Ain't DeadMåned siden
  • please let the usa see season 11 : .(

    n64boysn64boysMåned siden
  • I hope they dnld the full episodes of this series soon. Thank you for downloading the episodes. I love this show.

    Garden LoverGarden LoverMåned siden
  • I Googled it, just like Lee said everyone would, and now I am going to tell everyone I know about it, lol

    Elizabeth NashElizabeth NashMåned siden
    • Did you come across the part where there's no evidence that it's true, it being based entirely on the word of a sports promoter who had incentive to lie to big up his client?

      puckeringspuckeringsMåned siden
  • Lol and he was telling the truth btw

    • @CRAZYRIPPS Yeah, but it's still a lie lol

      SilverEyeSilverEyeMåned siden
    • SilverEye I mean it's on google

    • Nope. It is a lie. It's a lie that Evel himself told, but that doesn't make it true lol.

      SilverEyeSilverEyeMåned siden
  • ...I want to change my name to Iggit Knight just to mess with people's sense of pronunciation.

    Thomas PalazzoloThomas PalazzoloMåned siden
    • @ExEssex : Exaaaactly. ....but what if my first name is pronounced A'ight?

      Thomas PalazzoloThomas PalazzoloMåned siden
    • Not the French soldier on the castle battlements played by John Cleese in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

      ExEssex :ExEssex :Måned siden
  • Lee's not making it up, but also it's not true. Knievel made the story up.

    SeventhEveSeventhEveMåned siden
    • How do you know?

      Víš Do Já SemVíš Do Já SemMåned siden