Arts & Culture
Gina Yashere and Friends
25 June 2022
Hackney Empire | £25 - £37
Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ
Global comedian and actor Gina Yashere was runner-up in the 1996 Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition and has been appearing on TV ever since. She returns to Hackney Empire for two nights in June, honouring the launch of the Hackney Windrush Sculpture, which will be unveiled on Hackney Empire’s doorstep.
Gina is one of the best-known British comedians, with appearances on iconic TV shows including Live At The Apollo & Mock The Week, as well as creating & performing the hugely popular comedic characters, Tanya & Mrs. Omokerede on The Lenny Henry Show.
She broke into 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! She is currently writing the fourth season of her show she created with Chuck Lorre, Bob Hearts Abishola, for CBS.
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Photo Credit: Gina Yashere / Guardian