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 3, Episode 8

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

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 31st March 2021
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 1st April 2021 1:35am Dave
Sunday 4th April 2021 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 6th April 2021 11:00pm Dave
Saturday 18th September 2021 11:00pm Dave
Friday 10th December 2021 2:00am Dave
Friday 1st April 2022 12:00am Dave
Saturday 25th March 2023 1:25am Dave
Wednesday 1st November 2023 2:45am Dave

Cast & crew

Josh Widdicombe Host / Presenter
James Acaster Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Sara Pascoe Guest
Sindhu Vee Guest
Sue Perkins Guest
Dane Baptiste Guest
Michael Winsor (as Basil Brush) Self
Vicki Michelle Self
Sinitta Self
Writing team
Tom Craine Writer
Matthew Crosby Writer
Henry Paker Writer
Ben Clark Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Neenan Writer (Additional Material)
Laura Claxton Writer (Additional Material)
Zoë Tomalin Script Editor
Gráinne Maguire Writer (Additional Material)
Tasha Dhanraj Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
John L Spencer Director
Stu Mather Executive Producer
Josh Widdicombe Executive Producer
Iain Coyle Executive Producer
Sophie Le Good Senior 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


James Acaster *IS* Bono

Sindhu Vee's Hypothetical mission is to make a Bono face mould. But how will she convince him? Luckily James Acaster is here to help with an impression of the U2 frontman.

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster, Sara Pascoe, Sindhu Vee & Sue Perkins.

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