Dai Henwood

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Dai Henwood
Top Skills
  • Compere/MC
  • Comedy Host
  • Live Performance Host
  • Mimic & Impersonator
  • After Dinner Speaker
Top Interests
  • Film & Television
  • Food & Wine
  • Gardening
  • Music
  • Quiz Shows
Location

Auckland

Comedian, TV Host, Family Man, Writer, Entertainer

Dai is one of this country’s most established comedians, winning multiple awards since he hit the scene a decade ago. He’s now regarded as the most in-demand comedian for the 18-45 age group and has starred in many international comedy festivals, including the famed ‘Just for Laughs’ event in Montreal. A music aficionado with 10 years on radio, Dai began his TV career on C4 with cult favourite ‘Insert Video here’ and later the top rating show ‘Roll the Dai’. Between gigs and appearing on hit TV show 7 Days, he indulges his passion for sports and rock n’ roll, and has affiliations with Starship Children’s Hospital and the Auckland City Mission. Dai is a seasoned pro when it comes to corporate events, handling a crowd with ease and is a must for any corporate event.

Testimonials (18)

  • CANTERBURY HOUSE OF THE YEAR 2015 - MC - JULY 2015 "Dai was brilliant. He controlled the large crowd very well and again covered off on the important parts of the script while adding some tasteful humour along the way. We had a lot of awards to get through at this event, and he handled this superbly, getting that good balance of keeping the crowd engaged and allowing the builders their moment of fame. Again, I thought Dai was great!" - Stacey Gibb, Canterbury House of Year Co-ordinator
  • ASB GALA DINNER - MC - DEC 2014 "Dai was an absolute pleasure to work with, he was very professional keeping the audience entertained with his characters, witty repertoire and funny but clean jokes. He kept the evening moving at the perfect pace and I would definitely recommend him for any type of corporate event."
  • YOUNG PRESIDENTS ORGANISATION - COMEDY SET - JUNE 2014 “Dai was engaging, funny and had people in stiches with his interpretive dance to Cyndi Laupers’ Time after Time”. Mark Hamilton, CEO Bell Tea and Coffee Company
  • FOODSTUFFS FRESH & GROCERY TRADE EXPO GALA DINNER - MC - AUGUST 2014 "Dai was the entertainment at the annual Foodstuffs Fresh and Grocery Trade Expo Gala Dinner 2014 – and entertaining he was! Dai was on the money as far as tone and his routine was funny and appealed to the wide range of people in attendance. He pulled off a humorous act with a sprinkling of cheek and just the right amount of naughty, his performance was well received by all." Steve Anderson, CEO Foodstuffs South Island and MD Foodstuffs (NZ) Ltd.
  • "Thanks for being amazing on Saturday [Dai]! The feedback has been so positive, audience loved you. Your performance was a perfect fit, client was thrilled - they said they could not have asked for a more perfect ambassador and performer on the night." Sophie Baettig Cievents on behalf of L'Oreal
  • THE SILVER SCROLLS - MC - OCT 13 "The Silver Scroll Awards is an annual event celebrating the songwriters that dedicate their lives to music. The awards night is a prestigious invite-only event for 500 songwriters and industry. Dai Henwood hosted the awards in 2012 and 2013, and both years managed to strike a fine balance of humour and gravitas, entertaining the crowd whilst retaining a sense of occasion and respect." Jamie Newman APRA/AMCOS
  • "How do you sum up an MC like Dai Henwood? Hysterically funny, fantastic sense of timing and occasion, willing to put in the research required to do a superb job of pulling a conference for 250 airline managers and aspiring leaders together in a fun, cohesive and meaningful manner. All 250 attendees, including the executive, were hugely impressed at Dai’s skill as an MC" - Haley McCrystal - AirNZ
  • "Please pass on our sincere thanks to Dai Henwood for his input at our Pie Awards dinner for 2012. The fact that Dai embraced our Bollywood theme with such enthusiasm contributed to its success. We were privileged to have such a high profile presenter associated with our event." -Brent Kersel NZ Bakels Ltd
  • “Thank you Dai for the excellent job you did at the OZcars last week. I have received many comments on how absolutely hilarious you were. Thanks again for all the great effort to help make the OZcars 2008 the great success it was.” - Tourism Australia
  • “Dai’s energy is infectious, the delegates love him, and hell I even love him! Dai fits perfectly into a Madant event. He understands corporate requirements, and gently pushes the boundaries to surprise and delight all and sundry. We love using him for events and video production, and always look forward to our next encounters.” - Madant
  • “I would like to thank Dai Henwood for adding the perfect highlight to our staff Christmas function. Everyone enjoyed having a good laugh and it set an energised tone for the rest of the evening. Dressed in a great western shirt, Dai blended in perfectly with our Wild West theme and staffare still raving about how much fun they had. Thanks for your professionalism and making it such an enjoyable night!” - Power Farming Wholesale Limited
  • “Dai's enthusiasm, versatility and ability to understand the specific requirements applicable to the occasion and the audience were impeccable. Dai worked to the requirements of the MC brief entirely, whilst still adding his own appropriate colourful touches and personality to the awards ceremony, creating an atmosphere throughout that was a fantastic, well-balanced mix of humour, celebration and inspiration.” - New Zealand Herald College Awards
  • “I am sure that Pamela, our event manager, will have thanked you on behalf of DINZ for your contribution to the BeST 2009 Design Awards. Dai, we experiment with different formulas for the awards evening each year (within our budget restraints of course) and also Mc’s for the evening.
  • Each year the MCs are complimented to us or not.... so for what it’s worth ....... This year is resounding in that the emails I have been receiving proclaim you to be the best ever.....
  • I agree (although I would also acknowledge Carol and John back in 2003) – you captured our audience and held them all the way through. You were measured in a way that compelled listening, your pace doing justice to all finalists and enough intelligent humour to lighten the process.
  • Designers are a highly critical lot (and as one I do know this) so in pleasing them one never gets a consensus – but you got that consensus on Friday night.” - The Designers Institute of New Zealand
  • “Dai was amazing! So professional and easy to deal with, and so friggin funny! We have already had people asking to rebook for next year’s event .Dai read the crowd really well and used heaps of material that related to businesses there. So good! Really funny! We will be rebooking him for other events!” - Alice Duncan Mediaworks Canterbury
  • Dai was the entertainment at the annual Foodstuffs Fresh and Grocery Trade Expo Gala Dinner 2014 – and entertaining he was! Dai was on the money as far as tone and his routine was funny and appealed to the wide range of people in attendance. He pulled off a humorous act with a sprinkling of cheek and just the right amount of naughty, his performance was well received by all.

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