Type of Entertainment
Comedian / Presenter & Host - Entertainment
Corporate Events, Private Parties, Conferences, Company Parties, Award Ceremonies, Celebratory Events, Galas/Balls, Launch Events
One of Britain’s best known and loved personalities. From his chaotic appearances in Tiswas to Comic Relief co-founder & performing in Shakespearean plays!
Lenny Henry’s three decades in show-business as an award winning comedian, documentary maker, communicator and founding member of Comic Relief have equipped him for more than just the stand-up comedy, acting, writing, and producing for which he’s become renowned.
Boasting a large and accomplished corporate profile, Lenny is the perfect choice for any corporate event. As a charming awards host, a captivating after dinner speaker or a hilarious cabaret act, Lenny can offer something for almost any type of event. He always receives the highest praise for his corporate performances writing material for each and every occasion.
Throughout the years Lenny has been present at some of the most amazing events in history; two Mandela days as co-host, various Red Nose days as well as performances for Amnesty International. Lenny has also travelled far and wide for Comic Relief fundraising purposes.
His career has encompassed an epoch in British show business history where black performers, presenters and programme makers have been sadly few and far between.
He’s been a firm advocate for cultural diversity both at the BBC and throughout the entertainment field. He sees mentoring, leadership, goal setting and teamwork as the central tenets to every aspect of his career and the things he cares about.
Lenny has completed a BA Hons in English Literature with the Open University and can feature that into his presentation along with Comic Relief, cultural diversity in the work place and team work.
Lenny’s TV show – Lennyhenry.tv aired on BBC1 in early 2008 and he’s also appeared in a number of Radio 4 projects including Othello, Bad Faith and What’s So Great About? In 2012 Lenny recorded I’m Still the Same Paul for BBC 3 and in 2011 he hosted BBC 1’s The Magicians.
Lenny starred in the Northern Broadside’s production of Shakespeare’s Othello at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2009 which he later took to London’s West End. He received widespread critical acclaim in the role and was awarded the Evening Standard Theatre Award for ‘Best Newcomer’. Following this success he went on to play Antipholus of Syracuse in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors at The National Theatre in 2011 – 2012, again winning acclaim for his performance.
In 2011 Lenny brought his new show, Cradle to Rave, on a UK-wide tour. A hilarious yet touching musical journey, exploring the role music has played and will continue to play, at every stage of Lenny’s life. His latest show, Lenny Henry: Pop Life! toured the UK in 2012.
A guaranteed success for any corporate event, Lenny Henry is the perfect choice for host, speaker or as an entertaining cabaret act.
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