SIR Lenny Henry’s autumn tour will visit York Barbican on October 22.

To accompany Faber & Faber's October 3 publication of his memoir, Who Am I, Again?, he will take to the road with An Evening with Lenny Henry – Who Am I, Again?. Tickets will go on sale from 10am on Friday on 0203 356 5441, at or in person from the Barbican box office.

In part one, Sir Lenny will take the audience through a jam session of stories both funny and sad – triggered when writing his autobiography – as he recalls growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secrets and unashamed racism.

As his mother’s mantra of "H’integration" echoes in his ears, Sir Lenny will recount setting out on his rollercoaster ride of a career, but at every stage wondering: "Am I good enough?"; "Is this what they want?".

In part two, Sir Lenny will be interviewed by friend, broadcaster and author Jon Canter for further insights into his life and times, followed by questions from the audience.

This autumn's audience is invited to "come and enjoy these honest and tender stories, told with a glorious sense of humour, and to help Lenny figure out ‘Who Am I, Again?’."

Sir Lenny said: "I’m looking forward to travelling around and telling these stories. Writing the book was a huge feat and I’m very proud of it. I can’t wait to share more stories and fun about growing up in the Midlands, my early days in the clubs, pubs and discotheques and, of course, working on Tiswas, Three Of A Kind and The Lenny Henry Show. The show promises to be an evening of memories, laughter and fun. I can’t wait to get started."

Now 60, Lenny Henry has been a comedian since the age of 16, branching out into being a writer, radio and television presenter, actor and co-founder of Comic Relief. He has a PhD in media arts and in 2015 was awarded a knighthood for services to charity and drama. He last performed on a York stage in April 2011 in Cradle To Rave: A Musical Journey at the Grand Opera House.