Hailing from London with the upbringing of Nigerian parents, the quick witted Gina Yashere known for her incredibly popular segment on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as Madame Yashere, The Surly Psychic on NBC, has now dropped her new critically acclaimed DVD titled Skinny B*tch. As she takes the stage, much to the surprise of many of Gina’s fans now notice her very svelte frame at first glance. Yashere addresses her weight loss almost immediately with her infectious personality and cheeky delivery. She has won over many audiences with her shoot from the hip comedy style and Skinny B*tch does not disappoint, as she blazes the stage to a packed house.
The comedy performance of the DVD initially brought Yashere notoriety as her own one hour Comedy Special while it aired on SHOWTIME. Gina (GinaYashere.com) is already sending a clear message to the comedy world that she is force to be reckoned with! She continues to take the comedy world by storm and is easily one of the most sought after comics by not only the UK and the US, but also Japan, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and all over Europe.
Yashere’s other TV appearances have included The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (NBC), Last Comic Standing (NBC), Chelsea Lately (E!), Live at Gotham (Comedy Central), Def Comedy Jam (HBO), Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment (STARZ), Comics Unleashed (ABC), The Mobo Awards (UK Host), The Lenny Henry Show (BBC UK), and The Celebrity Fame Academy (BBC UK). Radio shows have ranged from her own BBC Radio London Show to well noted radio Sketch show - The Powder Room.
Stand-up has opened many doors for Gina. She has also had success in feature films which have included Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Mr. in Between. She has also appeared on the West-End stage in The Vagina Monologues. Yashere’s performed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto, as well as HBO and TBS’s The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. To her wonderfully crafted gift of laughter, it is to her credit that she’s been fortunate enough to receive three awards for Best Female at the Black Entertainment & Comedy Awards in the UK. We can expect to hear much more from Gina Yashere!