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About Gina Yashere

Gina Yashere broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on "Last Comic Standing," where she made it to the final 10.

She is also known in the U.S. for her regular appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," as Madame Yashere the Surly Psychic.

What you don't know is that Gina Yashere's sellout live appearances are legendary. Her bombastic delivery, infectious personality and cheeky observations have wowed audiences not just in the UK and the U.S. but also in Japan, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Canada, South Africa and all over Europe.

Gina hails from London via Nigerian parents and shoots from the hip. Her unique take on being both a cultural insider and outsider never fails to raise the roof. Following an early career as an elevator engineer, Yashere made her comedy debut at the Edinburgh Festival. The show sold out almost immediately and overnight both audiences and critics were smitten.

Since those early heady days, Gina has continued to take the... Read More »

Gina Yashere broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on "Last Comic Standing," where she made it to the final 10.

She is also known in the U.S. for her regular appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," as Madame Yashere the Surly Psychic.

What you don't know is that Gina Yashere's sellout live appearances are legendary. Her bombastic delivery, infectious personality and cheeky observations have wowed audiences not just in the UK and the U.S. but also in Japan, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Canada, South Africa and all over Europe.

Gina hails from London via Nigerian parents and shoots from the hip. Her unique take on being both a cultural insider and outsider never fails to raise the roof. Following an early career as an elevator engineer, Yashere made her comedy debut at the Edinburgh Festival. The show sold out almost immediately and overnight both audiences and critics were smitten.

Since those early heady days, Gina has continued to take the comedy world by storm and is now one of the most highly sought after comics in the UK and the U.S., selling out theatres all over the UK, releasing her critically acclaimed DVD "Skinny B*tch" and making numerous appearances on TV, radio and the big screen.

Her TV appearances have included her own one-hour stand-up special "Skinny B*tch" (Showtime), "Are We There Yet" (TBS), "Stand-Up in Stilettos" (TV Guide), "The Jay Leno Show" (NBC), "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (NBC), "Last Comic Standing" (NBC), "Chelsea Lately" (E!), "Live at Gotham" (Comedy Central), "Def Comedy Jam" (HBO) and "Comics Unleashed" (ABC).

Feature films have included "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and "Mr. In Between." She has also appeared on the West End stage in "The Vagina Monologues."

It's a wonder she found the time to pick up her 4th award in a row for "Best Female Comedian" at the recent Black Entertainment and Comedy Awards (UK).

She has also performed numerous times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto, and at HBO and TBS's The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.

She is currently preparing for her follow up DVD "Laughing To America." Gina currently resides in Los Angeles and tours non-stop around the world.