Gina’s Shoreham date

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Gina Yashere tours to Shoreham’s Ropetackle Arts Centre for the Brighton Fringe on Wednesday, May 9 (http://boxoffice.brightonfringe.org).

Spokeswoman Bex Colwell said: “Gina Yashere has made a lot of changes in her life of late. She’s travelled the world; to Nigeria to discover her ancestral roots, to Thailand to get her zen on, to Malaysia to...get robbed, to Indonesia to get tattooed, and many other places in between.  But she’s ended up in the one place she truly feels at home...Los Angeles. “However, the mighty shores of Blighty keep calling her home, and she heads to the Brighton Fringe on Wednesday 9th May to entertain her fellow Brits in a rare appearance.

“Not content with being one of the most sought after comedians in the UK, Gina decided 3 years ago to up sticks and move to Hollywood to see if she could get a piece of the American dream.

“Since blasting onto the Stateside scene in Last Comic Standing (NBC), she has lost over 5 stone in weight (after all, she is in the Land of the Olsen twins - and Victoria Beckham) and has performed stand up on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment, as well as being a regular on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, playing a psychic. She has also had her own 1 hour stand up special airing on Showtime.

“Over this side of the pond you will have seen her on everything from The Lenny Henry Show to Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Celebrity Fame Academy, as well as playing a principle role in ITV’s Married Single Other. She is currently developing a sitcom with the BBC, so watch this space!”