Henry Normal

Henry Normal

About Henry Normal

Henry Normal (real name Pete Carroll; born 15 August 1956) is an English comedian, television producer, poet and writer. He is Managing Director of Baby Cow Productions Ltd which he set up with Steve Coogan. When living in Chesterfield, Normal chanced upon a local fanzine writer and knocked on the bedsit door of editor Faye Ray. The fanzine editor played Normal tapes of 'ranting' poets he had recently received including Steven 'Seething' Wells, Little Brother and Joolz. Normal went on to be a central figure in the local music scene and the performance poet was a regular fixture at local gigs. In his early career, Normal toured with the band Pulp. With Mark Atwood he helped form the Live Poets Society whose motto was 'poetry so good you can actually understand it'.

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