Thursday, 23 May 2013
GINA YASHERE SPEAKS ABOUT THE LACK OF OPPORTUNITY FOR BLACK FEMALE COMICS IN THE UK AND SPREADING HER WINGS IN THE US!
]"It's like a nightclub policy when it comes to black people on tv: one in, one out... we all seem to be fighting over that little crumb of work... they just see us all as one person" - Gina Yashere
Today I am excited to bring you an EXCLUSIVE live interview with the number one UK comic and TV Personality Gina Yashere!
Now many of you may have been asking where did Miss Yashere go! There was pivotal point in her UK career that many of us will remember, when Gina Yashere's name and face could be seen everywhere on UK television screens, on shows including:
The Mobo Awards (UK Host), Mock The week (BBC UK), The Lenny Henry Show (BBC UK), Mock The Week (BBC UK) and The Celebrity Fame Academy (BBC UK)...
Then she seemed to disappear! Where did she go?
Well Gina left the UK to go and spread her wings and broaden her horizons out in the US, namely sunny L.A! Here Gina was recieved by the U.S comedy industry with open arms.
So why did Gina leave the UK and what does she really think of the UK comedy scene for black female comedians and black comedians in general? Gina commeneted during our interview:
"I've reached a certain level of success in England...if I was my equivalent in the U.S I'd be a multi-millionaire...there lies the difference"
Since her trip to the US Gina has made a great name for herself perfoming on HUGE platforms including her own One hour Comedy Special ‘Skinny B*tch ‘(SHOWTIME), Stand Up in Stilettos (TV Guide), The Jay Leno Show (NBC), Last Comic Standing (NBC), Chelsea Lately (E!), and Def Comedy Jam (HBO)! She also did the Kat Williams Tour!
Gina is currently back in the UK doing the Udderbelly Comedy Festival from 23rd - 25th May 2013 - find out more at www.GinaYashere.com
Laughing to America by Gina Yashere is coming to the UK!
Check it out here!
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