Jul 30, 2013
Tom Rhodes Radio is in Los Angeles!
Several years ago I worked with Gina Yashere in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. I loved her as a person and was extremely impressed with her as a comedian. He stories are hard hitting hilarity. Her Mother is from Nigeria and Gina grew up in London. Her unique perspective on the world and skill as a performer I never tired of watching night after night. Just hanging out with her tickles me silly. We bonded they way combat veterans bonded on this exotic tour and have stayed friends ever since. I respect her talent and love her as a human being. It surprises me that she is not a bigger star in the United States but I think her day is coming.
We recorded this conversation last month while I was in Los Angeles, recounting her getting her purse snatched in Kuala Lumpur, her life growing up in London, how her Mom has become a celebrity thanks to Gina's jokes about her and what it was like when Gina went to Nigeria to get in touch with her family history. She is a powerhouse performer and a natural comic wit on and off stage. If you don't know her prepare to fall in love with the one and only Gina Yashere!