The Now Show. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

The Now Show

A new series of this comedy is in production.

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a mix of stand-up, sketches and songs in this popular topical comedy show for Radio 4

AKA:
The Vote Now Show
Genre:
Satire
Broadcast:
1998 - 2014  (BBC Radio 4)
Episodes:
43 series
Starring:
Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw
Writers:
Bill Dare
Production:
British Broadcasting Corporation

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a mix of stand-up, sketches and songs. A typical episode features satirical comment on the week's news from Dennis and Punt (with voices from Laura Shavin), letters and emails read out by Jon Holmes and music from Mitch Benn.

Marcus Brigstocke used to have a regular stand-up spot on the show, but with his busy schedule the stand-up section of the show is now normally delivered by a guest comedian.

Jon Culshaw normally acts as guest presenter when one of the hosts can't make it. For example Hugh Dennis was absent from Series 41.