Steve Punt


Steve Punt. That’s not a name, that’s rhyming slang – and most apposite rhyming slang too in this instance.

Half of “Punt and Dennis” and often employed as a talking head on documentaries about comedians where he is frequently – and erroneously – described as a “comedy writer”. Anyone who has ever had the misfortune to hear ‘The Now Show’ or remembers Punt and Dennis’s tumbleweed moments in ‘The Mary Whitehouse Experience’ will know that there is no conceivable way that Punt could ever be considered a writer of comedy. Comedy writing requires not just technical skill, it requires an instinct and flair for the comedic – an instinct and flair which Punt the Cunt is sorely lacking. Punt is a cunt who mistakes sarcastic delivery for comedy.

I remember Newman and Baddiel (the other half of the ‘Mary Whitehouse Experience’ team) once saying something along the lines of “trying to make a comedy show with those two was like trying to create a great concept album, but being forced to share half the tracks with Showaddywaddy”.

Steve Punt is not funny. Steve Punt is just a cunt.

Nominated by: Fred West