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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The Now Show At The Fringe

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis visit the Edinburgh Fringe and present the week in news through stand-up and sketches. Featuring rising star Fern Brady, South African comedian Loyiso Gola and SNP MP Tommy Sheppard.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th August 2017
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 25th August 2018 12:30pm Radio 4
Wednesday 5th January 2022 11:00am Radio 4

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Fern Brady Self
Gemma Arrowsmith Self
Loyiso Gola Self
Tommy Sheppard Self
Luke Kempner Ensemble Actor
Paul McDermott (as Doug Anthony All Stars) Musical Performer
Tim Ferguson (as Doug Anthony All Stars) Musical Performer
Paul Livingston (as Doug Anthony All Stars) Musical Performer
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Gareth Gwynn Writer (Additional Material)
Jack Bernhardt Writer (Additional Material)
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Luke Kempner Writer
Fern Brady Writer
Loyiso Gola Writer
Robin Morgan Writer (Additional Material)
Jenny Laville Writer (Additional Material)
Stuart Mitchell Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Adnan Ahmed Producer

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