Dai Henwood

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Dai Henwood
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Dai Henwood on location filming
Born 1978 (age 35–36)
Wellington, New Zealand[1]
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 C4 but also performs stand up comedy.

Life and career[edit]

Henwood was born in 1978 to Ray and 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 and a Billy T Award in 2002. In 2004 and 2005 he toured the shows The Hot Stepper and Champagne Table Tennis, and also performed at the Tokyo Comedy Store and in Melbourne and around Britain. 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. He has recorded a DVD titled Dai Another Day, released by EMI in late 2009. He now lives in Avondale, Auckland with his wife and baby son.

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Insert Video Here Host
2007-2009 VNZMAs Host
2008 Roll The Dai Host
2009 Dai's Protege Host
2009–present 7 Days Team Leader
2010 The Jono Project

Awards and nominations[edit]

[4]

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

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