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


  • TV panel show
  • Dave
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 24 episodes (3 series)

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.

  • Due to return for Series 4

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3

Hypothetical. Image shows from L to R: James Acaster, Sara Pascoe, Lou Sanders, Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar, Josh Widdicombe. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Wednesday 20th February 2019
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 23rd February 2019 11:00pm Dave
Sunday 24th February 2019 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 26th February 2019 11:00pm Dave
Sunday 19th May 2019 11:00pm Dave
Wednesday 4th December 2019 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 14th May 2020 2:15am Dave
Wednesday 16th September 2020 9:00pm Dave
Monday 18th January 2021 12:00am Dave
Thursday 6th May 2021 10:40pm Dave
Thursday 3rd June 2021 2:20am Dave

Cast & crew

Josh Widdicombe Host / Presenter
James Acaster Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Sara Pascoe Guest
Lou Sanders Guest
Nish Kumar Guest
Ed Gamble Guest
Colin Jackson Self
Writing team
Tom Craine Writer
Matthew Crosby Writer
Freya Parker Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Parry Writer (Additional Material)
Benjamin Partridge (as Ben Partridge) Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Neenan Writer (Additional Material)
Henry Paker Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
John L Spencer Director
Sophie Le Good Producer
Joe McVey Executive Producer
Stu Mather Executive Producer
Josh Widdicombe Executive Producer
Danny Carr Edit Producer
Pascal Emmenegger Editor
Ben Telford Production Designer
Dominic Tolfts Production Designer
Lorna Gillieron Costume Designer
Coco Gerrard-Morgan Costume Designer
Samantha White Make-up Designer
Alice Bond Make-up Designer
Sophie Shoob Make-up Designer
Chris Kempton Lighting Designer
Sanjiv Sen Composer
Dave Whyte Graphics


Ed Gamble calls 'The Mayor Of Wimbledon'

Ed Gamble has a hypothetical scenario that involves trying to get a bronze statue of Matt Baker placed on Wimbledon common. He must call the Mayor of Wimbledon to secure his support.

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster & Ed Gamble.


Review: Hypothetical, Series 1 Episode 3

This third episode certainly shows that with the right guests the show has a lot of potential.

Comedy To Watch, 21st February 2019

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