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


  • TV panel show
  • Dave
  • 2019 - 2022
  • 32 episodes (4 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.

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Series 2, Episode 2

Hypothetical. Image shows from L to R: Richard Ayoade, James Acaster, Sindhu Vee, Chloe Petts, Josh Widdicombe, Ed Gamble. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 12th February 2020
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 16th February 2020 12:00am Dave
Tuesday 18th February 2020 11:00pm Dave
Monday 27th April 2020 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 28th April 2020 3:00am Dave
Wednesday 9th September 2020 9:00pm Dave
Monday 16th November 2020 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 17th November 2020 3:25am Dave
Thursday 10th June 2021 2:25am Dave
Friday 26th November 2021 2:30am Dave
Saturday 12th March 2022 12:00am Dave

Cast & crew

Josh Widdicombe Host / Presenter
James Acaster Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Ed Gamble Guest
Richard Ayoade Guest
Chloe Petts Guest
Sindhu Vee Guest
Vanessa Feltz Self
John Virgo Self
Deborah Meaden Self
Jamie Laing Self
Writing team
Tom Craine Writer
Matthew Crosby Writer
Henry Paker Writer
Freya Parker Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Parry Writer (Additional Material)
Ben Clark Writer (Additional Material)
Catherine Brinkworth Writer (Additional Material)
Zoƫ Tomalin Script Editor
Production team
John L Spencer Director
Danny Carr Series Producer
Sophie Le Good Producer
Joe McVey Executive Producer
Stu Mather Executive Producer
Josh Widdicombe Executive Producer
Pascal Emmenegger Editor
Ben Telford Production Designer
Dominic Tolfts Production Designer
Chris Kempton Lighting Designer
Sanjiv Sen Composer
Dave Whyte Graphics
Jake Dale Graphics



Richard Ayoade and James Acaster are posed the hypothetical situation of 'how much to hold three eggs in each hand for a year', but end up getting caught in an 'awkwardoff' together.

Featuring: James Acaster & Richard Ayoade.

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