Gina was born & raised in London UK, of Nigerian parents.
Following an early career as an elevator engineer for Otis, she made her comedy debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 1997.
The show sold out almost immediately and overnight both audiences and critics were smitten.

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 & Mock The Week, as well as creating & performing popular comedic characters on The Lenny Henry Show.
She broke onto the American comedy scene with her 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 regular, hilarious appearances on
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as
Madame Yashere, The Surly Psychic (NBC),
The Nightly Show on Comedy Central,
& and her 1 hour Stand Up Special on Showtime, Skinny B*tch.

Gina has performed for audiences not just
in Europe, the US & Australia, but she is in fact one of the most highly sought after comedians in Asia, making numerous sold out appearances in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia & Hong Kong. 

She has also performed numerous times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto.

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.

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 & Comedy Awards (UK).

She has recently shot her 3rd Stand Up Special, Gina Yashere: Ticking Boxes,
which was filmed at the iconic
02 Academy, Brixton in front of over 2000 of her fans.

Gina currently resides in New York and tours non-stop around the world.

Click here for a list of Gina’s forthcoming show dates

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