Gina Yashere

Gina was born and raised in London UK, of Nigerian parents, and previously worked as an elevator engineer for Otis.

Gina has been a stand up and TV star in the UK for numerous years now, with appearances on iconic TV shows such as Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week, as well as creating and performing popular comedic characters on The Lenny Henry Show.

She broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on NBC’s 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, as well as for her hilarious appearances on The Tonight Show, and HBO’s Crashing.

Gina self-produced 3 separate 1 hour Stand Up Specials, Skinny B*tch, Laughing To America, and Ticking Boxes, two of which are currently streaming on Netflix. Gina's 4th stand-up special is also streaming on Netflix, as part of The Standups, season 2, and is garnering rave reviews on the network.

She is also regularly featured on Comedy Central as the British Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Gina has performed for audiences not just in Europe, the US, and Australia, but she is in fact, a highly sought after comedian in Asia, making numerous sold out appearances in Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

It’s a wonder she found the time to pick up her 4th award in a row for “Best Comedian” at the recent Black Entertainment & Comedy Awards (UK).

Feature films appearances have included Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Mr. in Between, and she has also appeared on the West-End stage in The Vagina Monologues.

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