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

The Now Show

BBC Radio 4 comedy / stand-up about the week's news. Broadcast, 1998 - 2018. Stars Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Jon Culshaw, Marcus Brigstocke and others.

Another series is in development.

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

Genres
Comedy, Stand-Up
Broadcast
1998 - 2018
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Series
52
Creator
Bill Dare
Starring
Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Jon Culshaw, Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Holmes, Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin
Producers
Katie Marsden, Colin Anderson, Ed Morrish, Julia McKenzie, Victoria Lloyd, Alexandra Smith, Joe Nunnery, Adnan Ahmed and Matt Stronge

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a mix of stand-up, sketches and songs.

Marcus Brigstocke used to have a regular stand-up spot on the show, but with his busy schedule the stand-up section is now mainly delivered by a guest comedian. For a number of years the letters and emails were read out by Jon Holmes, and music came from Mitch Benn, however these slots are now taken by a revolving cast of comedians.

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.

During the General Elections, the show re-names itself The Vote Now Show.

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