UKTV’s comedy channel Dave has commissioned brand new panel show Hypothetical.

“I have spent the last decade of my life annoying other comics with these questions in cars and dressing rooms so I am delighted Dave have allowed me to claim that I was in fact researching a show and not just wasting everyone’s time. More to the point I cannot wait to work alongside the man who makes me laugh more than anyone else in comedy. I just hope this goes better than our 2009 Edinburgh show (one star, Three Weeks magazine).” – Josh Widdicombe

The innovative eight part series will be hosted by Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster¬†as the show aims to¬†test two teams of comedians on their ability to deal with a series of ridiculous Hypothetical scenarios such as ‘You have to live in a motorway services for a year, how do you cope?’ and ‘You have to take a selfie with Nicolas Cage within 48 hours or you die – how do you do it?’

Each hypothetical will be posed by Josh while James’ job is to enforce ridiculous rules and score the guests’ attempts at dealing with them. None of the guests see the hypotheticals beforehand and Josh and James take great delight in throwing them curveballs as the show progresses – it’s a proper comedic work-out.

Every hypothetical results in a discussion, with plenty of play-at-home fun on offer UKTV promise us, as well as in-studio stunts, hilarious archive, location VT’s and even the odd celebrity cameo.

Hypothetical is a brand new UKTV Original on Dave, a channel which is no longer available to Virgin Media viewers. Viewers will be able to watch it on Freeview, Sky, BT, Talk Talk and UKTV Player.

“The only thing that isn’t hypothetical about Hypothetical is how awesome it’s going to be. It’s the show Josh was born to host and the show I was adopted into in order to help out with. The guests are top notch, the questions are first class and answers are guaranteed to be craaaazzzzzzyyyyy!!!!!” – James Acaster, pictured top

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