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.

Returns Wednesday 10th February at 10pm. Episode Guide
Series 1, Episode 5 is repeated on Monday at 12am.

Press Clippings

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

TV Review: Hypothetical

It's kind of like Taskmaster except they don't actually do anything and just attempt to be humourous instead.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 7th February 2019

Review: Hypothetical

This probably won't be such a mega-hit as Taskmaster, but everything Acaster touches tends to turn to gold, so it's easy to see this becoming an audience favourite.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 6th February 2019

TV review: Hypothetical, Dave

The scoring system here makes Mornington Crescent seem perfectly logical.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 6th February 2019