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Let’s get Hypothetical

Let’s get Hypothetical

As James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe’s new panel show comes to Dave, see how well you deal with hypothetical situations

A quiz based on how well you’d deal with hypothetical situations? There’s nothing hypothetical about our excitement for this one

Hypothetical, Wednesday 6 February, 10pm, Dave/HD (CH 127/227). Also available until Friday 26 April in Catch Up > Channels > Dave

Picture the scene. It’s a cold winter’s eve. The wind is whistling outside, pushing itself through every crack in the ageing cottage you’ve rented for the weekend. You are your friends are huddled around a crackling fire, sipping the single malt whisky you found hidden in the bread bin. The conversation turns hypothetical.


Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or a hundred duck-sized horses? What historical figure would be the worst ghost to be haunted by? Which ninja turtle would win in a fight with the others? The questions themselves, nonsense. The answers, generally hilarious. And that’s the idea behind Dave’s new panel show, Hypothetical.

Hosted by Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster, the show sees the country’s best comedians compete against each other for spoils based on how well they deal with fictional situations. Situations such as: You have to live in a motorway services for a year. How do you cope? (We’d stay in the adjoining motel, get a job in the tiny arcade and spend our lunch breaks in the vibrating massage chair!).


Speaking about the show, host James said, “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!”


It all sounds like it’ll be the freshest TV panel show in years. But how well do you do with hypothetical questions? Take our ridiculous quiz to find out…


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