|Gina Yashere photo by David Burgoyne|
Light House Media Centre is proud to welcome one of the UK’s funniest females, Gina Yashere, for her only Black Country date in her new UK tour. A former lift engineer, the multi-award winning comedian is now a true headline act the world over, from Japan to Dubai, Hong Kong to Singapore, Australia to Canada, South Africa to Europe and in America, where she reached the final 10 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and currently resides.
The show, Laugh Riot, will come to the city centre venue in The Chubb Buildings on Friday 6th March, in time to help celebrate International Women’s Week. Tickets are £15 in advance and £17 (if tickets remain) on the night. Age guidance is 15.
Laugh Riot will explore it all, Gina-style; her recent move to New York and the ridiculous auditions which made her leave Los Angeles. Her new fear of cats after being terrorized by three super intelligent felines at her friend’s house. Being coughed on, stared at and followed in China, and finding herself in a brothel in Singapore. Gina, as always, has plenty of stories to tell in a way that only Gina cantell them!
After her comedy debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996, Gina has gone on to appear on countless TV shows from The Lenny Henry Show to Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, to, Celebrity Come Dine With Me and Married Single Other Stateside, Gina has guested on American TV shows such as The Rosie O’ Donnell Show and a regular on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Her movie credits include Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Mr In Between, and last year played to a 26,000 audience at the Invicitus Games Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Park, sharing the stage with the Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs and Prince Harry.
More information can be found on www.ginayashere.com or by following her on twitter@ginayashere
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