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A night in with Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry will be interviewed by Naga Munchetty to mark the paperback publication of Who Am I, Again?

Web

Friday 4th June, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event

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About the Event

You might think you know Lenny Henry. Think again.

For this exclusive Fane Online event, the award-winning actor, writer, comedian and co-founder of Comic Relief will chart his journey from being a gangly, black teenage factory worker from Dudley turned performing prodigy, to mainstream entertainer.

Join Lenny in conversation with Naga Munchetty as he shares how he survived a tough family upbringing, along with the trauma of discovering the truth about his father at a young age, and how he found his natural ability for comedy and mimicry to be his means of coping and escape. He’ll also touch on his first years of showbusiness, in a 1970s Britain of questionable variety shows, endless seaside summer seasons, casual chauvinism and blatant racism. At every stage, he wondered: ‘Am I good enough? Is this what they want? Who am I, again?’

Riotous, warm-hearted and revealing, and with Lenny’s trademark energy, this is the heart-breakingly honest and inspirational coming-of-age story of a man who holds a very special place in British hearts. Do not miss it.

The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Who Am I, Again? deliverable to any UK or International address. The 'Stream' package consists of a ticket to the live stream only. 

For one night only the event will initially be broadcast on 4th June at 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.

If you have any questions, please email faneonline@fane.co.uk

About the Book

Who Am I, Again?
Who Am I, Again?

Lenny Henry

Publisher:Faber & Faber

Publication date:3 Oct 2019

ISBN:9780571342594

3.58 out of 5
7 reviews
"a touching and affectionate memoir"
The Sunday Times
"The memoir, which recounts Henry’s life up to around 1980, is reflective and depressing"
The Independent
"Henry’s instability, his search for a voice of his own, extends to his prose. He can be chatty and colloquial, all banter and bonhomie, recalling teenage high jinks with dizzied abandon"
The Guardian
"Lenny Henry swaps mirth for moving Windrush memoir"
The Sunday Telegraph
"Henry has written a painfully honest account of his ascendancy in British culture"
The Observer
"Raw, direct, and straight from the heart"
Irish Times
"a vivid and thoughtful account of life in Britain for the Windrush generation and their children"
The Daily Telegraph

Who am I, again?' Riotous, warm-hearted and revealing, and told with Lenny's trademark energy - expect recipes, comic strips, and tips for aspiring comedians - Who Am I, Again? is the heart-breakingly honest and inspirational coming-of-age story of a man who holds a very special place in British hearts.