Monday, 16 February 2015

COMEDY STAR’S BLACK COUNTRY DATE AT LIGHT HOUSE

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

THE PRESS ON GINA...

‘One of the best comics in the world’ THE GUARDIAN

’10 Best Female Comedians...’ THE OBSERVER

‘A joy’ THE TIMES

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