Sir Lenny Henry’s memoirs Who Am I, Again are out tomorrow – and Chortle have six signed copies to give away.
The autobiography tells the story of his early years, sudden rise to fame, experiences being the only black guy in the Black & White Minstrels, and joining the anarchy of Tiswas.
Born soon after his Jamaican parents had arrived in the Midlands, Henry was raised as one of seven siblings in a boisterous household, and sent out into the world with his mum’s mantra of ‘H’integration! H’integration! H’integration!’ echoing in his ears.
And he found humour was a way to subdue the daily racist bullying, leading him to the New Faces ITV talent competition, which he won when still a teenager.
Competition ends 10am on October 14