Sir Lenny Henry is set to embark on a captivating four-part series titled “Legends of Comedy with Lenny Henry,” which will be co-produced by Red Sauce, a part of Zinc Media Group, and Douglas Road Productions, a Banijay UK company.
In this highly anticipated show, the esteemed comedian, actor, and writer will engage with four of the nation’s most iconic comedians to unravel the secrets of creating comedy gold. Each episode will witness Lenny delving deep into the careers and works of his humorous guests, uncovering the essence of how they and other comedy legends left an indelible mark on the industry.
“Legends of Comedy with Lenny Henry” promises an enthralling blend of enlightening conversations, archival clips, and abundant laughter, providing audiences with an entertaining voyage into the true brilliance of comedy.
The spotlight will shine on renowned stars Paul Whitehouse, Sally Phillips, Romesh Ranganathan, and Alexei Sayle, as they join Sir Lenny Henry on this comedic odyssey.
Expressing his enthusiasm, Sir Lenny Henry shared, “It was great fun spending time with my friends and hearing about what makes them laugh and what they take inspiration from. I hope the audience enjoys it as much as I did.”
Deborah Dunnett, commissioning editor for Channel 4, expressed her privilege in bringing together the legendary Sir Lenny Henry and an exceptional lineup of talented and brilliantly funny comedians. She eagerly anticipates the conversations between Lenny and his delightful guests, guaranteeing side-splitting humour.
Tom Edwards, Creative Director at Red Sauce, expressed his joy in collaborating with a performer like Sir Lenny Henry to create an entirely fresh comedy-entertainment format. The series promises to offer genuine insights and hearty laughs, redefining the comedy landscape.
“Legends of Comedy with Lenny Henry” is a 4×60′ series produced by Red Sauce (part of Zinc Media Group) and Douglas Road Productions (a Banijay UK company). The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Deborah Dunnett and Jayne Stanger, commissioning editors for Daytime and Features, with Jo Street, Head of Daytime and Features. Ben Smith and Angela Ferreira serve as the executive producers for Red Sauce and Douglas Road Productions, respectively.