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


Dave panel show about ridiculous scenarios. 24 episodes (3 series), 2019 - 2021. Stars Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster.

Press Clippings

Dave boosts its young audience

Executives cite new commissions such as Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, Meet The Richardsons and Hypothetical for driving a 20 per cent growth in the number of 16- to 34-year-olds tuning into the channel.

Chortle, 21st April 2021

Broadcast Awards 2021 comedy nominees revealed

Feel Good, Friday Night Dinner, Ghosts, Inside No. 9, Man Like Mobeen and This Country are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Awards 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 15th April 2021

Hypothetical, Dave, review: Fun if a little forced

While the panel show leans into host James Acaster's surreal nature, it can feel too organised.

Rachael Sigee, i Newspaper, 11th February 2021

Comedy shows nominated in Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2020

Defending The Guilty, Feel Good, GameFace, Mum, Sex Education and Stath Lets Flats are amongst the nominees for the Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 25th August 2020

Have I Got News For You producers suggests studio audience plan

The producers of Have I Got News For You have suggested to the BBC an idea that would see them record the next series of the topical comedy show with a studio audience located in an adjacent room.

British Comedy Guide, 14th August 2020

Hypothetical Series 3 confirmed

Hypothetical, the comedy show hosted by Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster, will return for a third series.

British Comedy Guide, 5th February 2020

Hypothetical spreads to Tik Tok

Dave has launched a TikTok account, starting with a series tied in with James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe's panel show Hypothetical.

Chortle, 29th January 2020

Hypothetical Series 2 confirmed

Hypothetical, the panel show hosted by Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster, will return to channel Dave for eight more episodes.

British Comedy Guide, 21st June 2019

The show that sees comics imagine their way out of hypothetical situations reaches a triumphant conclusion with an edition in which Josh Widdicombe and his sidekick "sad flapjack creator" James Acaster launch ludicrous scenarios at Guz Khan, Cariad Lloyd, David O'Doherty and Sara Pascoe.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 27th March 2019

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