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


Dave panel show about ridiculous scenarios. 16 episodes (2 series), 2019 - 2020. Stars Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster.

Another series is in development.
Series 2, Episode 1 is repeated on Tuesday at 2:50am.
Recording at Pinewood Studios. Tickets

Press Clippings

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

Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster are the co-hosts of this alternative gameshow in which comedians are awarded points for their solutions to crazy hypothetical situations. A strong first episode features schoolmates Tom Allen and Rob Beckett alongside Jessica Knappett and Liza Tarbuck.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 6th February 2019

Josh Widdicombe interview

"Worrying is what drives people to be good"

Sarah Carson, i Newspaper, 5th February 2019