Gina Yashere was born and raised in London, of Nigerian parents, and previously worked as an elevator engineer for Otis.
Gina is an established stand up and TV star, with appearances on iconic TV shows such asLive At The Apollo & Mock The Week, aswell as creating & performing popularcomedic characters on The Lenny Henry Show. She broke onto the American comedy scene withher appearances on Last Comic Standing (NBC),where she made it to the final 10,and then never went home! Gina went on to be named one of the top 10 rising talents in the Hollywood Reporter.
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 onThe Tonight Show (NBC) & Crashing on HBO.
Gina self produced 3 separate1 hour Stand Up Specials, Skinny B*tch, Laughing To America, & Ticking Boxes which were showcased on Showtime, Starz and Sirius XM. Gina's 4th stand up special was streamed onNetflix, as part of The Standups, season 2, & received rave reviews. She is also regularly featured on Comedy Central as the British Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and is in demand as a voice artist.
In addition to her TV and voice over work Gina tours non-stop around the world, including making numerous sold out appearences in Asia where is a a highly sought after comedian. 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).