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Birth Name: Gina Yashere
Date Of Birth: Apr 06, 1974 (46 years)
Place of Birth:  Bethnal Green, London, England, 6 April 1974
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This dynamic young comedienne hailing from London via Nigeria has taken the comedy world by storm since her debut. In a few short years, she has become one of the most sought after comics in the country, making numerous appearances on Television, radio and the big screen.This former lift engineer's Edinburgh debut saw her described by the Scotsman Newspaper as 'A British rival for Whoopi Goldberg- Lively and exceptionally funny'. From there she went from strength to strength, securing herself as team captain on">Blouse And Skirt (1996), a BBC2 panel show that ran for 3 years. Gina developed a cult following who loved her cheeky wit and bombastic delivery. So much so, that she was able to complete a 30 date sellout tour along the length and breadth of the UK in 2000 and 2001 with more to follow.Her infectious personality and observations on everything from TV programs to the worldwide image of Nigerians has wowed audiences not just in the UK but in places such as America, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa, as well as all over Europe. With TV credits which include 'Live at Jongleurs' for UK Gold, The Comedy store for Channel 5, Planet Pop (Channel 4), The I love...series for BBC2, Jo Brand's Hot Potatoes (2002) for BBC1, and Up Late (2001) with Gina Yashere, Gina still found time to write several plays for BBC Radio 4 and sketches for the Richard Blackwood show on CH4.Although primarily a comedian, Gina has now branched out into acting. She has appeared in two feature films, 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' as 'Polythene Pam', a murderess specialising in plastic bag suffocation and more recently Mr In-Between (2001), as well as in the West End show The Vagina Monologues.Gina has guested on numerous radio shows most notably Radio's 4 News Quiz, Radio 5 Live, London Live and Choice FM. As well as covering Lisa I'anson's afternoon show on BBC London. To add to this seemingly endless list of achievements, she recently won Best female at the Black Comedy Awards. She is definitely a talent to be reckoned with! moreless


Gina Yashere in Last Comic Standing: Season 9, Episode 8 | TVBuzer

Last Comic Standing: Season 9, Episode 8

Aired: Sep 09, 2015

The final five comics perform and one comic is crowned Last Comic Standing.... more


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7 Stand-Up Specials From Black Comics to Watch If You Need Some Self-Care

Even before protests over the latest killing of a Black citizen by a police officer prompted global protests, turning on the TV to watch the news meant up-to-the-minute updates on the devastation caused by COVID-19 -- a guaranteed way to plunge into a pool of upsetting information. One good hack for those who want to leave the telly on, for background noise or to keep you company, is watching stand-up comedy specials.  Of course, as we continue to watch the biggest civil rights movement in history play out in real time, lots of us are also looking for ways to learn more ab... more

'Bob Hearts Abishola': Gina Yashere's 13-Year Hustle to Stateside Fame

It’s no secret that the U.K. has lost some of its most talented to seemingly greener pastures in Hollywood, especially black British performers, for whom there’s a scarcity of opportunity back home. The so-called black British invasion has been well-documented and scrutinized over the years, so much that veteran actor Lenny Henry warned British broadcasters in 2014, that Britain was “haemorrhaging” black talent to the States. Comedian, writer, and actress Gina Yashere is a case in point. The 46-year... more

'Bob Hearts Abishola's' Gina Yashere on Trump Administration Rhetoric: 'It's Helped With Television'

During a presidency in which ICE raids are the largest they have been in a decade (one from August resulted in almost 700 arrests), television writers are fighting back by telling more specific immigration stories in their series. During the Television Academy’s “Immigration on Television: Stories From America” panel held Tuesday in Los Angeles, Calif., “Bob Hearts Abishola” actor, producer and writer Gina Yashere expressed he... more

TV Review: 'Bob Hearts Abishola' From Chuck Lorre

And for his next act, Chuck Lorre will be pivoting to total and complete earnestness. The powerhouse producer behind “Two and a Half Men” and the recently departed “Big Bang Theory” has now thrown his weight behind “Bob Hearts Abishola,” an unabashedly sweet comedy about a divorced socks salesman (Billy Gardell) having a heart attack and falling for his Nigerian nurse (Folake Olowofoyeku). At first, Abishola mostly just tolerates Bob’s affections, treating his admiration as a silly ... more


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