Lenny Henry is a British comedian, actor, and writer. He is best known for his work in British television and radio, particularly his appearances on the sketch comedy show “Tiswas” in the 1970s and the long-running BBC show “The Lenny Henry Show” in the 1980s. Henry began his career as a stand-up comedian, performing in clubs and on television shows such as “New Faces” and “The Black and White Minstrel Show.” He rose to fame in the 1970s as a regular performer on the children’s comedy show “Tiswas,” where he established himself as a talented comedic actor and impressionist. In the 1980s, Henry starred in his own BBC television series, “The Lenny Henry Show,” which ran for several seasons and featured a mix of sketch comedy, stand-up, and musical performances. He also appeared in several films, such as “True Identity” and “Live and Let Die” and Television series such as “Broadchurch” and “Hope Springs” Throughout his career, Henry has been active in charitable work, particularly in support of Comic Relief, a charity he co-founded in 1985 to raise money for people living in poverty. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the entertainment industry with several awards, such as the BAFTA Fellowship in 2015.