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

Hypothetical

Dave panel show about ridiculous scenarios. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster.

Next new episode is on Wednesday at 10pm. Episode 8
Catch-up on Episode 7 on UKTV Play   Episode 7 is repeated on Saturday at 11pm.

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

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2019
Channel
Dave
Episodes
8   (1 series)
Creators
Josh Widdicombe, Tom Craine and Matthew Crosby
Starring
Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster
Writers
Tom Craine and Matthew Crosby
Director
John L Spencer
Producers
Sophie Le Good, Joe McVey, Stu Mather and Josh Widdicombe

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.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 6th February 2019 on Dave at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 27th March 2019 on Dave at 10pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 7: Saturday at 11pm on Dave
  2. Series 1 Episode 7: Sunday at 10pm on Dave
  3. Series 1 Episode 7: Tuesday at 11pm on Dave
  4. Series 1 Episode 8: Saturday 30th March at 11pm on Dave
  5. Series 1 Episode 8: Sunday 31st March at 10pm on Dave
  6. Series 1 Episode 8: Tuesday 2nd April at 11pm on Dave

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