Stephen Punt (born September 1962) is a British writer, comedian and actor. Along with Hugh Dennis, he is part of comedy double act Punt and Dennis and presenter of BBC Radio 4 satirical news programme The Now Show. He is also well known as a writer and programme associate for various television panel game shows, most notably Would I Lie to You? and Mock the Week, and as a writer for fellows comedians such as Rory Bremner and Jasper Carrott. Punt was educated at Whitgift School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he read English. While at Cambridge, he joined the Footlights, where he first met comedy partner Hugh Dennis and was vice-president from 1983 to 1985 with Nick Hancock as president. He was in the writing team for three revues in a row.
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