Nev Fountain, born Steven John Fountain, is an English writer, best known for his comedy work with writing partner Tom Jamieson on the radio and television programme Dead Ringers.
A native of Stamford, Fountain attended the University of Warwick. While working at a series of odd jobs in London, Fountain wrote a few fringe plays, including one called My Grandmother Is a Time Lord, produced in 1995. In the same year, he began writing sketches for the radio programme Week Ending. It was while working on Week Ending that he met Tom Jamieson, with whom he has written most of his subsequent radio and television work.
Fountain and Jamieson contributed to many radio and television comedy programmes, including Have I Got News for You, 2DTV, The News Quiz, Loose Ends, and Big Impression. Their most notable work, however, has been for Dead Ringers, in which Fountain occasionally makes cameo appearances. The pair are also responsible for the historical comedy Elephants to Catch Eels and wrote "Txt Mssg Rcvd", a 2005 episode of the BBC Three anthology series Twisted Tales.