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 several 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 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, Crashing, @Midnight on Comedy Central. Her two separate one-hour hour Stand Up Specials, Laughing To America and Skinny B*tch appeared on The Starz network and Showtime, and she is now the British Correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Her 3rd Stand Up Special, Gina Yashere: Ticking Boxes, filmed at the iconic 02 Brixton Academy, London, in front of over 2000 of her fans, was sold to NBC-owned Seeso TV in the US in 2017, and she has since shot a 4th stand up Special for Netflix, which is currently garnering rave reviews on the network.
Gina has performed numerous times here at Just For Laughs in Montreal, as well as at JFL42 in Toronto.
Feature film 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.