Dai Henwood


Comedian, TV Host, Writer, Entertainer

A multiple award-winner with over twenty years’ experience, Dai Henwood is one of New Zealand’s best-loved comedians. His talents have meant he is now regarded as the most in-demand comedian for the 18-45 ages group! He has starred in a number of international comedy festivals, including the famed Just For Laughs event in Montreal.

A music fanatic, Dai spent 10 years on radio before beginning his TV career, where he started out on C4 cult favourites Insert Video Here and Roll the Dai. Since then, Dai has hosted a number of popular shows such as Family Feud and Dancing with the Stars (twice). As well as being a staple favourite on TV3’s most popular show 7 Days. In 2016, the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand honoured Dai with the Rielly Comedy Award for his work. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Dai launched the comedy show Dai’s House Party aiming to help the public keep amused and bring some

laughter in tough times. Outside of his busy career, Dai is a proud father of two, who still enjoys music, loves a cup of tea and is a massive sports fan (especially Rugby League!). Dai has a big heart and enjoys supporting a good cause, with affiliations to Starship Children’s Hospital and Hello Sunday Morning.

Dai’s extensive career and natural ability to connect with people have meant that he is a seasoned pro when it comes to corporate events. He can handle a crowd with ease, always ensuring the audience is entertained and engaged.




Auckland, New Zealand

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After Dinner Speaker, Broadcaster, Celebrity, Comedy Host, Compere/MC, Debator, Documentary, Field Presenter, Improvisor, Judge, Live Performance Host, MC / Stage compere, Mimic & Impersonator, Panellist, Radio Host, Reality/Entertainment Host, Speech Writer, Television


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Event Highlights

2021NZ Bakels Pie Awards, Creative Refinery - MC

Testimonials (15)

Rugby World Cup - All Blacks Tours Tokyo 2019

"Despite being a staunch Warriors supporter Dai was a perfect fit for our All Blacks Tours function. He was incredibly professional in his approach to the evening and did a superb job of reading the audience as well making adjustments on the fly. A pleasure to have him in Japan and hoping there is an opportunity to work with him again"

Tom Belson - STH Group