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 61, Episode 6

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.Jamie MacDonald shares his experience of Disability History Month, Lucy Porter examines our increasingly secular population and Ed MacArthur is a PR consultant, rebranding famous faces.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd December 2022
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 1st December 2022, 19:30 at Pleasance Theatre (London)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 3rd December 2022 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 5th December 2022 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra


Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Lucy Porter Guest
Jamie MacDonald Guest
Ed MacArthur Guest
George Fouracres Ensemble Actor
Lola-Rose Maxwell Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Lucy Porter Writer
George Fouracres Writer
Jamie MacDonald Writer
Ed MacArthur Writer
Lola-Rose Maxwell Writer
Aidan Fitzmaurice Writer (Additional Material)
Zoƫ Tomalin Writer (Additional Material)
Cameron Loxdale Writer (Additional Material)
Rachel E Thorn Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Sasha Bobak Producer
Richard Morris Executive Producer
Ed MacArthur Composer
David Thomas Sound Designer
Bill Dare Creator

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