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

The Now Show

BBC Radio 4 comedy / stand-up. Broadcast, 1998 - 2016. Stars Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin, Mitch Benn and Jon Culshaw.

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 - 2016
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Series
49
Creator
Bill Dare
Starring
Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin, Mitch Benn and Jon Culshaw
Producers
Katie Marsden, Colin Anderson, Ed Morrish, Julia McKenzie, Alexandra Smith and Joseph Nunnery

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 & 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 is now mainly 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.

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

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