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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.


Episode menu

Series 28, Episode 1

Hate figures: Steve Punt & Hugh Dennis look at why changing our hate figures is so much easier than changing the world; Mitch Benn is off to see The Boss; Jon Holmes has nothing new to say about expenses; and Marcus Brigstocke praises the people of Iran.


The Now Show is here again (Mitch Benn song)

Speakers, MP Expenses, Bankers, Iran

MPs, the BNP, Iran (Marcus Brigstocke)


Budget Airlines

Glastonbury (Mitch Benn song)

Telegraph MP Expenses (Jon Holmes)

Audience Question

"What personal details about your boss would you like made public?"

- He's got two mistresses, never starts work before 11 and spends half the day playing computer games... God, I love being self-employed.

- How much of what you earn is down to my genius.

- His name. I've forgotten it. It's rather awkward.

- The secret location of his arse and elbow.

- He's a tiny Swedish trans-gender who owns three fetish shops in Glasgow and has his own website. Public enough I feel.

Broadcast details

Friday 26th June 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Marcus Brigstocke Self
Jon Holmes Self
Mitch Benn Self
Laura Shavin Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Marcus Brigstocke Writer
Jon Holmes Writer
Laura Shavin Writer
Mitch Benn Writer
Jane Lamacraft Writer (Additional Material)
Nick Doody Writer (Additional Material)
John-Luke Roberts Writer (Additional Material)
Terry Saunders Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Ed Morrish Producer

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