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Gina Yashere

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MondayYogurt · 12/07/2021 11:39

What an amazing role model. Such resilience.

The standup’s new memoir traces her London childhood and battle for recognition in the UK. She discusses coming out, moving to the US and making it big

I really want to read her book.

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frazzledasarock · 12/07/2021 11:43

I love her. She is pure class.

I loved her show at the Apollo, when she described her response to a white woman trying to redirect her out of the first class compartment on a train.
Love her and I will be buying her book, so thanks for posting OP :)


MondayYogurt · 12/07/2021 11:50

I saw her years ago at a festival and she's the only comedian I remember from that line up. Just a brilliant performer and I'm so glad that she's made it big.

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Pudmyboy · 12/07/2021 13:41

She is brilliant, so glad to see her happy


megletthesecond · 12/07/2021 13:44

So pleased for her. But how disgraceful she never made it over here.
She deserves every dollar she's made.


TheWeeDonkey · 12/07/2021 14:34

Thanks for sharing this. Would like to read her book, I think shes fantastic


PearlNextDoor · 12/07/2021 14:42

I love her! Not a deeply intellectual input from me here i know.


CardinalLolzy · 12/07/2021 17:17

Wow, great interview and it's opened my eyes - the comedy I saw from her on panel shows wasn't completely my thing (like most TV comedy!) but I'm really glad she's made her own success and I'm cheering her on from here.


TrainedByCats · 12/07/2021 21:22

I thought she was great on Mock the Week. No idea how often she was on it as too many of the other comedians on it left me cold


Strugglingtodomybest · 14/07/2021 07:28

I heard her on Women's Hour at the weekend and really liked her. I wasn't sure about her after seeing her on Mock the Week, but it's really interesting that she says in that Guardian article that she was told to play up her mum's African accent on it. (I haven't got a problem with African accents obviously, but I did feel like that's all there was to her from watching MtW).

I will search out her US sitcom and have a watch and her book sounds really interesting too, might suggest it to my book club.


ChattyLion · 14/07/2021 12:08

I love her! She’s great


Lottapianos · 14/07/2021 12:10

Loved that interview. She's brilliant, and deserves every ounce of her success. I saw her perform about 20 years ago in a little pub in North London and remember absolutely howling


AllTheUsernamesAreAlreadyTaken · 14/07/2021 12:14

I wondered where she’d gotten to. I’m so glad she’s found success. It’s very well deserved.
Even if you’re not into her comedy, she’s a really likeable person.
Good for her!

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