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Three more series of the flagship topical comedy show presented by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis - plus special Edinburgh Fringe Festival episode.

The Now Show is back, saving you from the trouble of keeping up with the news by providing a topical mix of stand-up, sketches, songs and interviews that tell you everything you need to know.

In these 20 episodes, presenters Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are accompanied by a wealth of special guests including Phil Wang, Rose Matafeo, Beardyman, Ahir Shah, Sindhu Vee, Ken Cheng, Nicola and Rosie Dempsey (as Flo and Joan), Suzi Ruffell, Emma Sidi, Pierre Novellie and Lucy Porter (who also takes a turn as guest host). As ever, they give us their searing hot satirical take on subjects ranging from Trump, Brexit and the 2019 General Election to NASA spacewalks, social media and the Spice Girls reunion.

In addition, there's a special edition of The Now Show from the BBC Hub at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosted by Hugh Dennis and Marcus Brigstocke and featuring performers including Josh Berry, Karen Bartke, Jena Friedman, Alice Snedden and Jonny & the Baptists, as well as an interview with comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning.

Cast and credits

Presented by Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt, Lucy Porter (Series 53 Episode 5), Marcus Brigstocke (The Now Show at the Fringe)

Written by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with the cast, Matthew Crosby, Jay Foreman and Michael Roulston

Produced by Matt Stronge, Adnan Ahmed and Richard Morris

Production Co-ordinators: Sarah Sharpe and Bev Tagg

A BBC Studios Production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 26 October-30 November 2018 (Series 53), 22 February-5 April 2019 (Series 54), 23 August 2019 (The Now Show at the Fringe), 25 October-6 December 2019 (Series 55)

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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  • 27-02-21

Brilliant comedy from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

Every bit as good as I remember listening to on Radio 4, when driving back home after a long day working. It made the long journeys back much more manageable.

I enjoyed laughing at bits remembered then and loved listening to NE stuff I'd not heard before. I really must start listening to Radio 4 comedy again 😁🤣😂