Vic Henley Wiki – Vic Henley Biography
Vic Henley who is an American comedy world mourns as a standup comedian is Dead at the age of 57 on 6th April 2020. He was an American citizen born in Oxford, Alabama and well known among the people as a legend in stand-up comedy scene. He graduated from the University of Auburn and later moved to New York. Vic was excellent with the comedy that made him appear at several reality shows on television channels such as BBC, HBO, and many others.
He appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, BRAVO, CMT, MTV, A&E, The History Channel and more. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own Comedy Central half-hour special as well as performances on The Late Show and The Tonight Show.
On his Twitter bio, Henley called himself a “Hillbilly New Yorker.” A profile touting Henley as a public speaker says, “[Henley’s] improvisational ability, quick wit, and high energy make Vic perfect for any situation. Vic’s innate ability to turn perfectly reasonable adults into guffawing idiots when he struts across the stage have made him a crowd favorite all over the world.”
He performed on over 500 college campuses in all 50 states, receiving 8 “Comedian of the Year”. His popularity in the corporate, performing arts and associations markets landed him many high profile gigs including co-hosting an event with former president George H.W. Bush.
He appeared regularly on numerous stages all over town including Gotham Comedy Club, The Comedy Cellar, Comic Strip Live, New York Comedy Club and Dangerfield’s. He is the co-author of a national best-selling book with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
Vic Henley Age
Vic Henley was 57 years old. He was born and raised in Alabama.
Vic Henley Career
Henley was a native of Oxford, Alabama. He was a graduate of the University of Auburn. 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. A Connect Savannah article on 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.”
In that same interview, Henley said 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.”
Henley told the Pocono Record in a 2012 interview 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.
Vic Henley Death
Henley’s niece, Tatum Singley, wrote on Facebook late on April 6 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.”
“The world loved Vic for the smile and laughter he brought to us all. The amount of venues he performed in around the country and being nominated 8 times for Comedian of the Year tells you a small amount of the respect he had in his industry of work. And he loved his work because it brought him so many of his friends. His friends were also a part of his and our family. Last week, he was just telling me how much he loved his life. He showed us all how much he loved us by how he showed up for each one of us every single day.
Singley said Henley died around 3:55 p.m. on April 6 after suffering a pulmonary embolism a couple of days previously. Singley concluded her tribute writing, “We already miss him so much and feel the heavy weight of this loss. He was our best friend. We love you more than you could ever know, Uncle Vic. Dad loves you, Nanny loves you, Mike loves you, Mom and Donna love you, Me and Rob love you, Katie and Franklin and Louise (Weezie) love you, Nicki loves you, your entire family loves you. Your friends love you.”
“We already miss him so much and feel the heavy weight of this loss. He was our best friend. We love you more than you could ever know, Uncle Vic. Dad loves you, Nanny loves you, Mike loves you, Mom and Donna love you, Me and Rob love you, Katie and Franklin and Louise (Weezie) love you, Nicki loves you, your entire family loves you. Your friends love you.”
Greg “Opie” Hughes paid tribute to Henley in a Facebook post. Opie wrote, “Numb. R I P [Vic Henley]. A great comic. Loved doing radio with him but loved even more our friendship. The long hilarious, knowledgeable phone calls. The long walks home after doing the radio show ending in the middle of Central Park where I would turn left and he’d turn right. As we parted he would shout, “you’re not suppose to make new friends at our age.” Always happy, rarely sad. Never had a bad word to say about anyone. His laugh/giggle was so contagious which you wanted to be around. Music knowledge second to none. Fun to try to stump him which was almost impossible. Bring up any topic and he had a wealth of knowledge on it. Learned something interesting everytime I was in his presence. A great hilarious storyteller. Just an incredible loss to his family, friends and the comedy community. The world is less loveable today. Thanks so much for your friendship my brother.”
Vic Henley Cause of Death
Vic Henley’s cause of death was a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung).
Vic Henley Net Worth
Vic Henley’s net worth was estimated to be $3 million.
Vic Henley Instagram
Henley’s final Instagram post came on April 3. Henley showed off his typical humor, posting a photo of a man in post-apocalyptic hazmat gear with the caption, “I’m going to the store. Do you want anything?”
As news of Henley’s death spreads, some of comedy’s biggest names have taken to social media to pay tribute to a legend. Here are some of the most poignant tributes:
RIP @VicHenley . He was always funny, kind and a great storyteller. Vic was the type of guy you were always happy to see. He was nice to me when I was a young comic. Some nights starting out were rough, and his encouragement and warmth meant a lot to me. I will miss him.
So sad to hear about @vichenley . It hurts. Vic was such a warm special funny man. I was always excited when Vic was on a show because he greeted everyone with a smile and kindness. RIP peace buddy. You were always a light in a dark world. Thanks for being my friend.
It’s hard to come up with words when there is so much loss going on right now…But @VicHenley was a comic and a friend and his family should know that he will be sorely missed by many in the NY comedy scene.
2020 continues to suck. R.I.P. @VicHenley – a joyful, hilarious, loyal and kind soul. #heartbroken
RIP @VicHenley, a guy I NEVER saw without a smile on his face. A joyful and kind man beloved of the entire NY comedy community. I loved hearing him rave about Depeche Mode deep cuts in his thick Alabama drawl. What a stomach punch.
I’m numb. I know so many of you are too. Thank you, @VicHenley for sharing your gifts with us.
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