At just 16 years old, a young boy skipped school to appear on a TV talent show New Faces. Nearly 45 years later, that young boy is one of the country’s greatest TV comedy stars, Sir Lenny Henry.
"It took 60 years to live and two years to write. I wrote it on planes, my house in London, the publishers. I spoke it, I wrote it, I banged a computer, I stared at a typewriter until my brain bled and I just got it all out. And then I had to send it to my family. My family were very tricky, because they weren’t used to me being this honest about anything, because comedy, you make it up."
The legendary comedian joins us in the studio following the release of his long-awaited memoir Who Am I, Again? to talk about his rocky road to stardom and how he’s survived four decades in showbiz.