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Dai Henwood

Comedian, Actor

Dai Henwood's stand-up comedy career got added traction after he was named Best New Face on TV series Pulp Comedy, then took away the prestigious Billy T Award in 2002. Shock and awe music and comedy show Insert Video Here (2007) marked the first of many presenting gigs on C4. Then Henwood ventured across New Zealand and the outback for series Roll the Dai. The occasional actor — son of veteran actor Ray Henwood — is probably best-known for his many appearances on 7 Days, which makes comedy out of news headlines, and his work as co-host of hit show Dancing with the Stars

I never wanted it to be thought there was any nepotism or I got any help, because growing up I knew casting agents — they came around for dinner parties — so I moved to Auckland and into the comedy scene, where no one knew who Dad was. Dai Henwood, on being Ray Henwood’s son