The Now Show

The Now Show. Image shows from L to R: Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis. Copyright: BBC.

The Now Show

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

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chipolata

  • Thursday 16th July 2009, 4:06pm
  • England
  • 30,101 posts

We need a thread for this as well.

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Ian Wolf

  • Thursday 16th July 2009, 6:07pm
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
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Quote: chipolata @ July 16 2009, 12:18 PM BST

For when it's on. Unimpressed


But why make it now when it is on Friday?

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chipolata

  • Thursday 16th July 2009, 6:12pm
  • England
  • 30,101 posts
Quote: Ian Wolf @ July 16 2009, 2:07 PM BST

But why make it now when it is on Friday?


I like the fact all these radio threads are colonising this section like Tribbles.

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thefridaylink

  • Thursday 16th July 2009, 6:12pm
  • London, England
  • 235 posts

When Simon Munnery was on this it was my favourite bit of Radio Comedy that week. He did things to my young mind. Esp on those occasions when I would go up to the BBC and see it recorded live.

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john lucas 101

  • Thursday 16th July 2009, 6:13pm
  • England
  • 7,098 posts

Has this still got Punt and Dennis in it?

I think I'll stick with Newsjack.

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chipolata

  • Thursday 16th July 2009, 6:36pm
  • England
  • 30,101 posts
Quote: john lucas 101 @ July 16 2009, 2:13 PM BST

Has this still got Punt and Dennis in it?


They're quite good. Rather like the fact it looks like your avatar is raining on mine... We're going to have some fun over the coming months!

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john lucas 101

  • Thursday 16th July 2009, 6:38pm [Edited]
  • England
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Fun? Fun?! Yeah, right. Brilliant.

Although it will mean you've got to answer every single thing I ever say. Like some kind of bitch. Ha!

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chipolata

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 3:10pm
  • England
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I like the show, but I hate it when they do it from somewhere else, like on Friday. The sound qualities shit and gets in the way of my enjoyment.

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Ian Wolf

  • Friday 24th July 2009, 11:06pm
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • 2,837 posts

Good episode today. I especially liked their green version of the four Yorkshiremen sketch.

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youngian

  • Friday 31st July 2009, 6:55pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 1,727 posts

The Now Show is like the News Huddlines for the under 80s, quite lame and tame topical gags that are unlikely to keep the powers that be awake.

More Mike Yarwood than Rory Bemner.

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Tim Azure

  • Monday 13th June 2011, 6:56pm
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts

Couldn't there be a spin-off, The Now Show Extra on a certain radio channel?

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Afinkawan

  • Monday 13th June 2011, 7:04pm [Edited]
  • Huddersfield, England
  • 2,302 posts

The Now Show was my first success at getting gags on Radio 4. I got about a dozen 'audience question' answers on the air over the course of about 4 series.

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Aldeem

  • Tuesday 14th June 2011, 1:17pm
  • SE London/Kent, England
  • 183 posts

Apparently Sir James Savile is set to be the new producer of the next series. It's going to be called the 'Now Then Now Then Show'.