Gina was born and raised in London UK, of Nigerian parents, and previously worked as an elevator engineer for Otis.
She 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 and Mock the Week, as well as creating and performing popular comedic characters on The Lenny Henry Show.
Gina 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 U.S. for being the only British comedian to ever appear on the iconic Def Comedy Jam, as well as for her appearances on The Tonight Show (NBC), Crashing (HBO), @Midnight (Comedy Central), and her one-hour Stand Up Special, Skinny B*tch (Showtime).
She recently shot her 3rd Stand Up Special, Gina Yashere: Ticking Boxes, which was filmed at the iconic 02 Academy, London, in front of over 2,000 of her fans, and is currently streaming on Seeso TV in the US.
Gina has performed for audiences not just in Europe, the U.S. and Australia, but she is in fact, a highly sought after comedian in Asia, making numerous sold out appearances in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.
Gina currently resides in New York and tours non-stop around the world.