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.

Great scenes

Brigstocke vs. Blaine

Marcus Brigstocke, the show's resident stand-up and angry middle-aged grumbler, give one of his most famous rants when talking about his hatred for gitwizard David Blaine and his 'freakdangle'.

Prince Charles' Goon Show wedding

The Now Show, in honour of the marriage between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, decided to cover the occassion in the style of the Prince's favourite comedy show: The Goon Show.

Holmes at B&Q

Jon Holmes gave out this cautionary tale of his attempt to return a broken lawnmower to DIY retailer B&Q, featuring the dreaded word: 'Examinate!'

A Minute's Noise

In honour of the death of DJ and broadcaster John Peel, Mitch Benn performed a minute of noise, as opposed to a minute's silence.

The Teapot Botherers

In a parody of failed archaeological drama series Bonekickers, Jon Holmes creates his own Bonekickers style show based on Antiques Roadshow.

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