Dai Henwood
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Dai Henwood
Dai Henwood
Dai Henwood - comedian.jpg
Dai Henwood on location filming
Born 1978 (age 39-40)
Nationality  New Zealand
Years active 1999 - present

Dai Henwood (born 1978) is a New Zealand comedian. He is best known for his hosting of several television shows found on TV3 but also performs stand up comedy.

Life and career

Henwood was born in 1978 to father Ray and mother Judge Carolyn Henwood. Henwood studied Theatre and Film at Victoria University of Wellington, graduating with a BA in eastern religions,[2] before winning 'Best New Face' on TV2's Pulp Comedy in 1999, the Billy T Award in 2002 and the Fred Award in 2007.

In 2004 and 2005 he toured the shows The Hot Stepper and Champagne Table Tennis, and performed at the Tokyo Comedy Store and in Melbourne and around Britain.

He has subsequently performed seasons in both Auckland and Wellington during the New Zealand International Comedy Festival including "Dai-Namic Scenarios" (2007 & 2008), "Shabba" (2009), "Dai Another Day" (2009), "Ideals vs. Reality" (2010), "Fonzie Touched Me" (2011) and "Adapt Or Dai" (2013). In 2008 he was invited to the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and recorded for a televised Gala special.

Henwood has stated his great-grandfather was Welsh international rugby player, Dick Jones[3] Henwood spent a period on TV3's Sunrise morning show, as the gadget guy, giving humorous reviews of the latest gadgets.

Henwood rose to prominence after featuring on television station C4 hosting "Insert Video Here", he then went on to host two series of a comedy travel show "Roll The Dai" on the same network.

Since August 2009 Henwood has been captain of "Team Two" on TV3's weekly panel comedy show "7 Days", filming over 150 episodes in that time.

He has recorded two DVDs titled Dai Another Day, released by EMI in late 2009 and "Adapt or Dai" released by Universal Music in 2013.

In 2016 he was presented with the Rielly Comedy Award from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand.[4]

He now lives in Avondale, Auckland with his wife and baby daughter.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Insert Video Here Host Joshua Paul
2007-2009 VNZMAs Host
2008 Roll The Dai Host
2009 Dai's Protege Host
2009 Pulp Sport
2009-present 7 Days Team Leader
2010 The Jono Project
2012 Kiwi Flyer Mr. Lumsden
2016 Family Feud Host

Awards and nominations


Year Award Result
1998 Dynamic Innovative Video Awards Winner
1998 Best New Face Award Winner
2002 Billy T James Comedy Award Winner
2004 The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards Winner - Best Male Comedian
2005 The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards Winner - Best Male Comedian
2006 The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards Winner - Best Television Performance
2006 The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards Best MC
2007 TV Guide Best On The Box Awards Nomination Winner - Funniest Person On Television
2007 The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards Nomination The Kevin Smith Memorial Cup for Best Artist Achievement
2007 The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards Nomination Best New Zealand On Screen Comedy Performance
2007 The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards Nomination Best Male Comedian
2007 Cleo Music Awards Best Music TV Presenter
2007 Best New Zealand Comedian The Fred Award

See also


External links

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