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Dai Henwood on location filming
|Born||1978 (age 38–39)
Wellington, New Zealand
|Years active||1999 – present|
Life and career
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, before winning 'Best New Face' on TV2's Pulp Comedy in 1999, the Billy T Award in 2002 and the Fred Award in 2007.
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 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.
He now lives in Avondale, Auckland with his wife and baby son.
|2007||Insert Video Here||Host|
|2008||Roll The Dai||Host|
|2009–present||7 Days||Team Leader|
|2010||The Jono Project|
Awards and nominations
|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|
- "Dai Henwood Biography". Retrieved 9 November 2010.
- Nippert, Matt (5–11 May 2007). "Upfront: Dai Henwood". New Zealand Listener. 208 (3495). Retrieved 2008-04-13.
- 'The Times Interview - Dai Henwood, Explain Yourself to PJ Taylor'
- "Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc, 2016 Awards".