Lenny Henry interview

Subject

Interviews

Description

Elvis Presley was a huge influence on Lenny Henry’s career. The comedian started his showbiz journey (way before the Indian man, Pat-Elvis) as perhaps the first non-white male to take on the challenge of impersonating the ‘King’, having been coerced by his friends at the tender age of 16 to perform at an open spot in Dudley. Growing up, there were so many pictures of Elvis in Lenny’s home, he thought the star was a relative. “In many ways, Elvis was the perfect pop star. Impossibly good looking, a great mover and an enigma… No-one really knew what he was like. He could also sing pretty much anything.”

Creator

Jude Evans

Source

https://www.comedy.co.uk/features/lenny_henry_interview/

Publisher

comedy.co.uk

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