Gina Yashere is one of the correspondents featured in Comedy Central's talk show "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah."

Of Nigerian parents, Gina Yashere was born and raised in London and previously worked as an elevator engineer for Otis. She has been a stand-up comedian and television star in the UK for several years now, appearing on iconic British TV shows such as "Live at the Apollo" and "Mock the Week," as well as creating and performing popular comedic characters on "The Lenny Henry Show."

She broke into the American comedy scene when she made it to the top ten on NBC's reality competition series "Last Comic Standing," and since then has made the U.S. her home. She went on to be named one of the top ten rising talents by the The Hollywood Reporter, is the only British comedian to ever appear on the "Def Comedy Jam," has appeared on "@midnight with Chris Hardwick," "The Tonight Show" and "Crashing" and had a one-hour on Showtime titled "Skinny B*tch." Yashere's most recent special, "Gina Yashere: Ticking Boxes," was filmed at the famed 02 Academy in London in front of over 2000 of her fans and is currently streaming on SeeSo TV.

Yashere has fans all over the world having performed to sold-out crowds in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The UK's Black Entertainment & Comedy Awards named her "Best Comedian" four years in a row, and she has performed several times at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festivals in Montreal and Toronto.

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




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Age: 43 years old
Birthday: April 6, 1974
Birthplace: Bethnal Green, London, England, UK
Current Residence: New York, NY


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