Now, under his one-off editorship of one of the world's most famous weekly comics, characters are about to lose their hair – and so are some of Britain's best-known names.
LENNY HENRY’S ex-wife has spoken out about the racist abuse she suffered during her marriage to the British comedian.
More recently she moved to the States, where she has successfully broken onto the American scene with shows on Comedy Central and regular appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
It’s rare for any British comic to make it over in America, let alone a female one, but Gina has proven that her observations on life are funny on both sides of the Atlantic.
’ he told reporters after a screening of the new series of The Syndicate.
‘You’ll start your life with nothing and earn your own money.’ The Comic Relief star said he thinks ‘they are probably right’. Henry adopted Billie with his former wife Dawn French back in 1991.
The British comedian has admitted that he feels strongly about the dangers of ‘over-privileging your children’.
Singer Jessie J shaved off her long locks, comedian Peter Kay travelled the length of the country and the great British public took part in outrageous fund-raising stunts to help raise a record £75m for Comic Relief. Harry Hill has three: there's the big white collar and the thick-rimmed black specs.
But, more than anything else, there's his bald head.
Someone put an oily rag through our front door and tried to burn us down.
Luckily I woke up and smelt it, otherwise I’m not sure we would be here.” French, who has a daughter, Billie, with Lenny, 55, is concerned that racist attitudes have not changed in the last three decades.