Dai Henwood was born and raised in Wellington, he trained in Theatre and Film at Victoria University.
From there he moved into Stand-up comedy winning best new face in 1999's Pulp Comedy on TV and the prestigious Billy T Award in 2002. From there Dai toured to Melbourne and Edinburgh in 2003.
In 2004/5 he performed the sell-out shows The Hot Stepper and Champagne Table Tennis, in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival as well as performing at the Tokyo Comedy Store and all around Britain and Melbourne.
In 2006 he performed with Rhys Darby in The Everymen. From there Dai was given his own TV show on C4 called Insert Video Here, which quickly became a cult classic. The momentum continued in 2007 where Dai won the coveted Fred Award at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and has become a household name for his TV Series Roll the Dai on C4 Television as well as being the host of the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 3 years running including 2009!