The Hypothesis combines science and improv to both inform and delight audiences.
The Hypothesis starts each show by providing information to the audience. The current format consists of the audience asking the performers a question (ex: How does memory work? Why is the sky blue? What happens in a black hole? Can you terraform Mars?), who then attempt to answer it.
The team exclusively consists of scientists and science enthusiasts with diverse science backgrounds — ranging from neuroscience to ecology, from climatology to psychology, and everything in between. Their three- to four-minute science answer both informs the audience and provides a basis for the following premise-based montage, which heightens and builds on itself as it goes.
In the past, The Hypothesis has also welcomed a special guest scientist to talk about their area of expertise in a short presentation to inspire the show.