Using his Southern “good ole’ boy” persona to first charm his audience, Vic Henley wins them over entirely with his well-crafted humor. His improvisational ability, quick wit, and high energy have earned him the reputation as one of the country’s fastest rising comedians. His appearance has been described as “as cross between Opie Taylor and Don Rickles, or a potent concoction of innocence and devilment.” This may explain why Henley can turn perfectly reasonable adults into guffawing idiots when he struts across the stage.
Henley’s show cover a variety of topics including current events, sports, religion, relationships, and politics. This explains how he is able to entertain diverse audiences all over the world as evidence by his appearances at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and Edinburgh, Scotland’s Fringe Festival. Scotland on Sunday says, This stand-up from America’s Deep South is giving rednecks a good name with his sharp, political material and a pleasing audience rapport.
London’s Sunday Times quotes, “There’s something about his smooth southern drawl and beaming face that makes everything sound like a little message of love. Bless his heart.”
A native of Oxford, Alabama, Henley graduated from Auburn University and headed to Phoenix for a career as a stockbroker. His attention turned from finance to funnies when he entered and won a comedy contest at a local nightclub. He began working the comedy club circuit and eventually moved to New York, which led to his first television appearance on the CBS Morning Program. From there, he had numerous appearances on Star Search, Fox’s Comic Strip Live, A & E ‘s Evening at the Improv, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, and Stand-up Spotlight with Rosie 0’Donnell.
He’s traveled to the UK and appeared on the BBC’s Stand-up Show and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, along with being the only American comedian to appear on their huge hit, They Think It’s All Over.
Other credits include: BBC Scotland’s Edinburgh Nights, Channel 5’s The Comedy Store, Showtime’s Comedy Club Network, MTV’s Funny Papers, USA Network’s Night Flight, and Lifetime’s Way Off Broadway with Joy Behar.