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 - 2024
  • 466 episodes (64 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, David Quantick and more.

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2016 Specials, Episode 2 - The Now Show 1916

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis commemorate the events of 1916 by looking at wartime humour and art to the politics and propaganda.

Further details

A non-topical show which forms part of the BBC season commemorating the events of 1916; from wartime humour and art to the politics and propaganda, Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, and special guests present a show that will be informative, funny, and a good degree more tasteful than the jokes told in the trenches.


Recorded Sunday 12th June at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Broadcast details

Thursday 30th June 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Lucy Porter Guest
Pat Cahill Guest
Freya Parker Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Tom Neenan Writer (Additional Material)
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch Writer (Additional Material)
Liam Beirne Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Ed Morrish Producer

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