Speaker / Host
Sir Lenny Henry CBE
Sir Lenny Henry, comedian, presenter, writer, producer and one of the founding members of ‘Comic Relief’. His personality is as big as his heart, with a genuine ability to make people at ease around him which makes him an excellent speaker or host for your next event.
About Sir Lenny Henry
Sir Lenny Henry has had 30 plus years in show business as an award winning comedian, documentary maker, communicator and founding member of ‘Comic Relief.’ He is a diverse and well loved comedian and sometime actor. Sir Lenny Henry has won numerous awards, including Lifetime Achievement at the National Comedy Awards, and a Special Award from BAFTA.
Lenny Henry has been present at some of the most amazing events in history, two Mandela days as co-host, various Red Nose days, and performances for Amnesty International. Lenny has also travelled far and wide for Comic Relief fundraising purposes. His career has also encompassed an epoch in British show business history, where black performers and programme makers have been sadly, few and far between.
Sir Lenny Henry has also 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 (open) in English Literature with the Open University, and, if you like, he can tell you how he did it. He is also prepared to talk about ‘Comic Relief’, cultural diversity in the work place and team work.
Lenny’s TV show – ‘Lennyhenry.tv’ aired on BBC in early 2008. Sir Lenny Henry has recently partaken in a number of Radio 4 Projects including ‘Othello’, ‘Bad Faith’ and ‘What’s So Great About?’. He also recorded ‘I’m Still The Same Paul’ for BBC Three.
After finishing his critically acclaimed performance of ‘Othello’ in its West End run, Lenny has much to look forward to in 2011. He can soon be seen touring his new show, ‘Cradle to Rave’ from mid January to mid March 2011 and finished hosting ‘The Magicians’ for BBC1 in December. Lenny is also looking forward to filming Macbeth in 2012.Speaker & Host
"The event was a triumph and in no small way thanks to Lenny. He was absolutely great. He changed the mood as ever with his stand up and was really good with all the winners of awards in the presentations. What a pro!"
The Union Learning Fund
"Just a note to let you know how absolutely thrilled we all were with your wonderful performance at our conference this week. It really got us off to a fantastic start, setting the tone for the whole event and putting us all on a ‘high’ that we really haven’t come down from yet! And how you managed to get so many laughs out of the briefing we sent you, we’ll never know! Everyone has told me how brilliant they thought you were.... Thanks for making our conference a great one, Lenny."
Bi-Annual Conference on University Purchasing
"I wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to you both and Lenny for such a sterling effort last week….Please also pass on my massive appreciation to Lenny. He was a complete star on the night in the face of some sharp-end show-cutting shenanigans and he was the perfect host for the show. Everyone loved him."
"The client was thrilled at Lenny’s entrance song, [they]could not get over what a fantastic singer Lenny is and how tightly rehearsed the whole thing was. Lenny was spot on… [and] superb throughout the whole awards show he was really funny and the audience loved him. There are certainly some excellent comments on Twitter this morning….Lenny adlibbed, kept control and his experience showed through. Lenny was a consummate professional through the whole booking start to finish."
National Graduate Recruitment Awards
"Very happy thanks! Lenny was a dream to work with."
The Oliver Awards
"The client and they were absolutely thrilled with Lenny!! The feedback couldn’t be better; they loved how patient and flexible he was and were blown away by how personal he made it to SPAR. They said everyone (including the children) was recounting his jokes the next day! So absolutely fantastic!"
Capper & Co
"I absolutely loved Lenny Henry. I think he was fantastic! He definitely made the conference fun, and presented very well indeed!"
Annual Flight Centre International Conference
"The overall feedback has been very positive indeed and I must admit that I have never seen the Networkshop audience quite so enlivened at a Conference Dinner! A real gem and one that has caught on since. How do we follow Lenny Henry next year for this event?!"