Gina is a returning festival favourite, and has been a stand up and TV star in the UK for several years. She appeared on iconic TV shows such as Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, as well as The Lenny Henry Show. She broke onto the American comedy scene with appearances on Last Comic Standing, where she made it to the final 10, and then never went home! She is also known in the US for being the only British comedian to ever appear on the iconic Def Comedy Jam.
She has also been seen on The Tonight Show, Crashing, @midnight on Comedy Central , and her one hour stand-up special on Showtime, Skinny B*tch. She recently shot her 3rd stand-up special, Gina Yashere: Ticking Boxes. She went on to be named as one of the top 10 rising talents in the Hollywood Reporter. Gina has performed for audiences around the world and numerous times at JFL. For the 4th time in a row, she was awarded for "Best Comedian" at the recent Black Entertainment & Comedy Awards (UK).