Written by Bisi Oyekanmi
October 28, 2011
TEST Gina Yashere has a made a lot of changes in her life of late. She's travelled the world; from Nigeria to discover her ancestral roots, to Thailand to get her zen on, to Malaysia to...get robbed, to Indonesia to get tattooed, and many other places in between. But now she's ended up in the one place she truly feels at home...Los Angeles.
Not content with being one of the most sought after comedians in the UK, Gina decided 3 years ago to up sticks and move to Hollywood to see if she could grab a piece of the American dream. She's not done too badly. Since landing in Los Angeles she has lost over 5 stone in weight (after all, she is in the Land of the Olsen twins...and Victoria Beckham) and has performed her stand up on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, HBO's Def Comedy Jam and Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment, as well as being a regular on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, playing a crap psychic. She has also had her own 1 hour stand up special airing on Showtime.
Gina is determined to be different and determined to do it her own way. Join her on a rare trip back to the UK with a new show full of hilarity and joy!
‘Infectiously funny’ METRO
‘One of the best comics in the world’ THE GUARDIAN
‘Shrapnel-sharp gags’ EVENING STANDARD
‘A joy’ THE TIMES