1. The Many Amazing Stories of Comedian Gina Yashere Jeff Dwoskin 50:45

Take a peek behind the curtain as Gina Yashere opens up about her early experiences in London’s comedy scene, navigating a path that was both hilarious and challenging. Explore her journey of breaking barriers and leaving an indelible mark on the industry, all while overcoming adversity with her unparalleled wit and determination.

My guest, Gina Yashere, and I discuss:

  • Discover the captivating journey of comedian Gina Yashere through her compelling memoir “Cack-Handed”
  • Gina Yashere’s hilarious comedy tour, “The Woman King of Comedy,” featuring a must-see stop in Detroit on July 26 at the Majestic Theater
  • Explore the enchanting world of Gina’s hit TV show, “Bob Hearts Abishola,” set in the vibrant city of Detroit, as we delve into its inspiration and the incorporation of Detroit’s essence
  • Uncover Gina Yashere’s path to fame, from conquering London’s comedy scene to touring the globe and aiming for stardom in America
  • Gain insights into Gina’s upbringing in London, the challenges of navigating racism, and her experiences as a trailblazing black comic
  • Unveil the extraordinary journey of Gina Yashere as the first female engineer at Otis, where she triumphed despite the adversities faced as a black woman
  • Witness the life-changing impact of Gina’s appearance on Last Comic Standing, a pivotal moment that reshaped her career trajectory
  • Prepare to be amazed as Gina shares her incredible story of becoming the first and only British comedian to perform on Def Comedy Jam
  • Delve into the creative genius behind Gina’s beloved segment on The Jay Leno Show, “The Surly Psychic,” and discover how it all came to be
  • Unearth the inspiring tale of Gina’s collaboration with Chuck Lorre, leading to her journey as co-creator and eventual showrunner of the acclaimed TV show, Bob Hearts Abishola
  • Embark on an unforgettable journey filled with captivating stories, laughter, and much more as Gina Yashere shares her remarkable experiences


You’re going to love my conversation with Gina Yashere


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I'm a tech entrepreneur, podcaster, and professional stand-up comedian. I started my journey in the tech industry back in 1997 when I founded my own website development company, which was one of the pioneering companies in the country at the time. While working in technology, my comedic talents couldn't be contained, and I eventually took to the stage as a stand-up comedian.

My passion for comedy led me to create Hashtag Roundup (@hashtagroundup on Twitter), a platform that has contributed to over 8000 top 10 USA trends on Twitter. With the growth of social media, particularly Instagram, I founded Stampede Social, a company aimed at helping creators drive traffic to their content without relying solely on a link in their bio.