Vic Henley Bio, Wiki
Vic Henley was a celebrated Alabama-born comedian. He was a legend on the stand-up circuit, also well known for his appearances on the “Opie & Anthony” radio show. He died on Monday, April 6th, 2020 from Covid-19 at the age of 57 years old.
Vic Henley Education
Henley was a native of Oxford, Alabama. He was a graduate of the University of Auburn.
Vic Henley Career
Henley is referred to as a “thirty plus year true comedy veteran” according to his official website. During his career, Henley appeared on HBO, The Tonight Show, and The Late Show and had his own half-hour special on Comedy Central.
Henley made numerous appearances on the BBC comedy shows They Think It’s All Over, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Jools Holland’s Happening. The London Sunday Times once said of Henley, “There’s something about his smooth southern drawl and beaming face that makes everything sound like a little message of love. Bless his heart.”
He was also featured in the Sacha Baron Cohen smash-hit movie, Bruno and made appearances on the “Opie & Anthony” radio show.
Vic Henley Comedy
He was an Alabama born comedian renowned for Henley has said in multiple interviews that he was set to become a stockbroker in Phoenix when he won a comedy contest at a nightclub.
According to a Connect Savannah article, Henley once noted that unlike many other southern comedians, Henley “didn’t make his reputation by talking in character about rednecks, trailer trash, NASCAR or mud bogging.”
Speaking to Pocono Record back in 2012, he said that he began comedy in Phoenix under the guidance of David Spade. During the same interview, Henley said he moved to New York City in the spring of 1986 having first performed in the city in 1985.
Henley went on to speak of what drew him to comedy, “At the time, Rolling Stone had said comedy was the rock ‘n’ roll of the ’80s. Everybody wanted to go see live standup all of a sudden. Clubs were popping up. There were clubs where there shouldn’t be one. There shouldn’t be a seven-day-a-week comedy club in Valdosta, I’m sorry. Then it started popping up all over television — and in the early ’90s that kind of killed it, because you started seeing it everywhere. Like Elvis impersonators, comedians were everywhere.”
Vic Henley Death & Cause
Henley died on Monday, April 6th, 2020 at the age of 57 years old. Henley’s niece, Tatum Singley, wrote on Facebook late on April 6th to break the news that the stand-up comedian had suffered from a pulmonary embolism. There is no evidence that Henley’s death was related to coronavirus.
In her Facebook tribute, Singley referred to her uncle as, “An amazing son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, boyfriend, and best friend to many… he loved us all so much and we hope he knows how much we love him.”