Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Comedian Gina Yashere Interview…..
Gina Yashere was born in Bethnal Green, London.
Before becoming a comedian, Yashere worked as a lift maintenance technician.
Yashere was a finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition in 1996. She has appeared in many television programmes.
She may be best known for appearing in the comedy series The Lenny Henry Show, where she played Tanya and Mrs Omokorede, the pushy Mum.
Gina voiced Keisha on Bromwell High. In 2005, she appeared in the reality television series, Comic Relief does Fame Academy, in aid of Comic Relief, and she co-hosted the 2006 and 2007 MOBO Awards alongside 2 face and Coolio.
She has made numerous appearances on Mock the Week, and appears on the CBBC show Gina’s Laughing Gear.
Gina is an amazing comdian. Belfield went to meet her in Monreal at the comedy festival in 2009.
Here’s Gina and Alex at the BBC:
She appeared twice on the short-lived primetime show The Jay Leno Show: on 21 October 2009, a video of Yashere showed her giving free fortune-telling readings to passers-by, and on 25 November 2009, she operated a walk-in psychic booth.
Since 2010, she has appeared semi-regularly on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, in a sketch comedy series called “Madame Yashere: The Surly Psychic”.
In the sketches, she continues to give fake psychic readings to unsuspecting people on the street.
In 2010, she appeared as Flo in several episodes of the ITV drama Married Single Other.
In April 2010 Yashere’s one-hour comedy special, Skinny B*tch, premiered on Showtime, a US cable channel.
She appeared on Watch TV show Scream If You Know the Answer in 2010 with contestant Emily Green from Portsmouth. She helped Emily win the show with prize fund of £2,000.
In 2013 Yashere appeared in an advert for Tesco Mobile.
Recorded by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio 2007.