Using his Southern "good ol boy" persona to first charm his audience, Vic Henley wins them over entirely with his home-spun humor. Often using his improvisational ability, his quick wit and high energy has earned him the reputation as one of the countrys fastest rising comedians. His appearance has been described as "a 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.
Upon seeing Henleys show it is apparent he has vast knowledge on 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 country. His extensive knowledge of music led to a stint as an on-air personality on VH-l while his interviewing skills and ability to combine criticism with humor landed him his own segment "Henleys Corner" on the "Everyday show with Joan Lunden".
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 became a two-time winner on "Star Search" and has had numerous appearances on "Comic Strip Live", A&Es "Evening at the lmprov", "Carolines Comedy Hour", and "Stand-up Spotlight" with Rosie ODonnell. He also traveled to London and was the only American comedian on BSBs "The Happening" with Jools Holland. Other credits include: Showtimes "Comedy Club Network", MTVs "Funny Papers", USA Networks, "Night Flight" and Lifetimes "Way Off Broadway" with Joy Behar.
In addition to working over 46 weeks per year headlining the nations most prominent and popular comedy clubs, Henley has co-authored the book "Games Rednecks Play" with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy and has authored his own book "Things You Dont Expect Southerners To Say" which is due out in the fall of 95. He also manages to find time for corporate shows where he recently performed in front of former president George Bush and the college market where he has performed at over 300 schools. In addition, he has been the opening act for David Sanborn, Warren Zevon, Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey, Michael McDonald, Curtis Mayfield, Ben E. King, and Brooks and Dunn, just to name a few.
When not on the road, Henley resides in New York with his wife, and currently pursues his interests in acting and writing.