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

The Now Show

  • Radio comedy / stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1998 - 2021
  • 59 series

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a mix of stand-up, sketches and songs in this popular topical comedy show for Radio 4. Also features Jon Culshaw, Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Holmes, Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin

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

Key details

Genres
Comedy, Stand-Up
Broadcast
1998 - 2021
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Series
59
Creator
Bill Dare
Stars
Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Jon Culshaw, Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Holmes, Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin
Writer
Tim Dawson
Producers
Katie Marsden, Colin Anderson, Ed Morrish, Julia McKenzie, Victoria Lloyd, Alexandra Smith, Joe Nunnery, Adnan Ahmed and more
Companies

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • The Vote Now Show
Production
Studio

Website links

Broadcast details

Next repeats
  1. Series 59, Episode 5: Tomorrow at 11pm on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 59, Episode 5: Tuesday at 9am on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 59, Episode 6: Saturday at 12:30pm on Radio 4
  4. Series 59, Episode 6: Monday 6th December at 11pm on Radio 4 Extra
  5. Series 59, Episode 6: Tuesday 7th December at 9am on Radio 4 Extra
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Edinburgh Fringe venue, BBC Radio Theatre, Glee Club (Birmingham), Shaw Theatre and Venue Cymru - Normally recorded on Thursday evenings.
  • Zoom (Virtual) - Series 58

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