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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Series 25, Episode 1

The Now Show comes from the Portsmouth Festivities, at the Kings Theatre, Southsea. The guest stand-up is David Quantick


Robert Mugabe
Rt Revd Rowan Williams (Mitch Benn song)
Gordon Brown (Jon Holmes)
Cost of Petrol
Festivals and Glastonbury (David Quantick)
Barack Obama (Mitch Benn song)

Audience Question

What is the most idiotic practice that goes on at your work?

- Every email we print out prints an extra page asking 'Do you really need to print this email?'

- Because of a downturn in the economy we are only allowed to order stationary on a Wednesday, even though it isn't any cheaper.

- The in and out board for staff attendance, which is used in case of fire to check whether the staff are there or not, is screwed to the wall.

Broadcast details

Friday 27th June 2008
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Jon Holmes Self
Mitch Benn Self
David Quantick Self
Laura Shavin Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Jon Holmes Writer
Laura Shavin Writer
Mitch Benn Writer
Jane Lamacraft Writer (Additional Material)
Stephen Carlin Writer (Additional Material)
David Quantick Writer
John Finnemore Writer (Additional Material)
James Sherwood Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Katie Marsden Producer

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