Hypothetical. Image shows from L to R: James Acaster, Josh Widdicombe. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Hypothetical

Dave panel show about ridiculous scenarios. 16 episodes (2 series), 2019 - 2020. Stars Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster.

Next new episode is on Wednesday at 10pm. Series 2, Episode 4
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Hypothetical. Image shows from L to R: James Acaster, Josh Widdicombe. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Hypothetical

Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster host a panel show testing two teams of comedians on their ability to deal with a series of ridiculous scenarios

  1. 5th February: Hypothetical Series 3 confirmed
  2. 29th January via Chortle: Hypothetical spreads to Tik Tok
Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2019 - 2020
Channel
Dave
Episodes
16   (2 series)
Creators
Josh Widdicombe, Tom Craine and Matthew Crosby
Starring
Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster
Writers
Tom Craine, Matthew Crosby and Henry Paker
Director
John L Spencer
Producers
Danny Carr and Sophie Le Good

A panel show that tests two teams of comedians on their ability to deal with a series of ridiculous hypothetical scenarios:

You have to live in a motorway services for a year, how do you cope?

You have to take a selfie with Nicolas Cage within 48 hours or you die - how do you do it?

You've been booked for the Royal Variety Performance with an hour to spare - you can't do comedy - what do you do?

Each hypothetical will be posed by Josh Widdicombe while James Acaster's job is to enforce ridiculous rules and score the guests' attempts at dealing with them. None of the guests see the hypotheticals beforehand and Josh and James take great delight in throwing them curveballs as the show progresses - it's a proper comedic work-out.

Every hypothetical results in a hugely entertaining discussion (with plenty of play-at-home fun on offer), as well as in-studio stunts, hilarious archive, location VT's and even the odd celebrity cameo.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 6th February 2019 on Dave at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 19th February 2020 on Dave at 10pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 3: Today at 10pm on Dave
  2. Series 2 Episode 3: Tuesday at 11pm on Dave
  3. Series 2 Episode 4: Saturday 29th February at 10pm on Dave
  4. Series 2 Episode 4: Tuesday 3rd March at 11pm on Dave

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