Lenny Henry, MC, virtual event host

Sir Lenny Henry

Comedian, Presenter, Celebrity After Dinner Speaker, Event Host Diversity Speaker, Motivational Speaker

Sir Lenny Henry began his career at the age of 16, rising from being a cult star on children’s television to becoming one of Britain’s best-known comedians, as well as a writer and an award-winning actor.

Lenny is hugely popular in the events world, making virtual and in person appearances.

He loves working with an audience as an MC, virtual event host and can tailor his performance to meet corporate event requirements.

First finding fame as a comedy impressionist on a 70’s TV talent show, Lenny has appeared in numerous TV shows and sell-out live stand-up tours in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. His work has won him many awards including the Monaco Red Cross and The Golden Nymph Award at The Monte Carlo Television Festival, the Radio & Television Industry Club Award for BBC Personality of the Year, The Golden Rose at the Montreux Television Festival and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards. In 2016, Lenny was awarded the British Academy Television Special Award.

In 2009 Lenny made his West End acting debut in the role of Othello in the Northern Broadsides production at the Trafalgar Studios. His portrayal won him huge critical acclaim and the London Evening Standard’s Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer. Other stage roles Lenny has been praised for include Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors and August Wilson in Fences.

Lenny was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to charity and drama, which he received in 2015. The following year, he was awarded a fellowship of the Royal Television Society, alongside a Judges Award for his work raising awareness of diversity within the television industry. Lenny is a highly accomplished keynote speaker on issues relating to diversity, inclusion and equality.

Alongside his work on stage and screen, Lenny is probably best known for his role in Comic Relief, the charity he co-founded with Richard Curtis in 1985. Lenny is also a vocal advocate of Diversity in the Arts and in 2018, having completed a course at Royal Holloway University of London, Lenny received a PhD in Media Arts.

Lenny’s stage presence, energy and skill makes him a perfect choice for corporate events. One of the most experienced acts on the circuit, he brings that extra star quality, professionalism and always delivers a personal and tailored performance to any event – virtual or in person. There’ve been many customers as you will see from the testimonials below.


I just wanted to take a moment to say what a star Lenny is. ..Lenny was quite definitely the best Host they have ever had…

[The client] was thrilled at Lenny’s entrance song, could not get over what a fantastic singer Lenny is and how tightly rehearsed the whole thing was. Lenny was spot on. He says Lenny was 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 ad-libbed, kept control and his experience showed through. Lenny was a consummate professional through the whole booking start to end


Very happy thanks! Lenny was a dream to work with…


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 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!!!


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