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 8

Hypothetical. Image shows from L to R: Jamali Maddix, James Acaster, Laura Lexx, Rosie Jones, Josh Widdicombe, Joe Lycett. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster return with ridiculous hypothetical scenarios for Jamali Maddix, Laura Lexx, Rosie Jones and Joe Lycett.

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 25th March 2020
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 28th March 2020 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 31st March 2020 11:00pm Dave
Saturday 3rd October 2020 3:10am Dave
Thursday 15th April 2021 10:40pm Dave
Wednesday 16th June 2021 2:10am Dave
Sunday 27th June 2021 11:00pm Dave
Thursday 2nd December 2021 2:25am Dave
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 12:00am Dave

Cast & crew

Josh Widdicombe Host / Presenter
James Acaster Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Rosie Jones Guest
Laura Lexx Guest
Joe Lycett Guest
Jamali Maddix Guest
Jamie Laing Self
Kriss Akabusi Self
Debbie McGee Self
Gyles Brandreth Self
The Harry Brunt Quartet Musical Performer
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)
George Lewis 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


Joe Lycett plays trombone with a jazz band

What instrument would Joe Lycett choose to play if he had to front a jazz band and get away with it?

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster, Joe Lycett & The Harry Brunt Quartet.

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