Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Another black Brit chick...

... has crossed my radar. She’s a standup comic, born in England to Nigerian parents. Her name is Gina Yashere.

Now living in Los Angeles, Gina got a big career boost last Thursday night when she performed on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.”

Her London accent doesn’t really move me – too much bass in it. But Gina Yashere has some decent jokes. I’m gonna keep an eye out for more.

See what you think of her:

17 comments:

daughterofthedream said...

This is the funniest I've seen her! Incidentally, she has lost weight too, I think, LOL

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Where'd you see her before? You ain't in the U.K., is you?

daughterofthedream said...

Heh, haven't been to the U.K. since 2000!

I swear she was on Last Comic Standing, just don't remember when.

'Drea said...

I've liked Yashere since she appeared on Last Comic Standing. I like her bit about "hardcore" rappers but it was nice to see her again especially since she has fresh material.

She is rockin' that lime green. I think that's a gorgeous picture of her. By the way, UBM, that was a nice picture of Condi Rice that you posted a few days ago. I'm also diggin' the Matrix pic.

novelera said...

My favorite black Brit chick is Sophie Okenedo, a fabulous actress in whatever role or whatever accent she uses. I especially liked her as Nancy in Oliver Twist.

Undercover Black Man said...

Ahh, Last Comic Standing. I stopped watching that after the second season.

'Drea: Thanks.

bklyn6 said...

Cop: "I thought you were black."

LOL

Jeffrey said...

Thought Ms. Yashere was funny too, but her accent didn't do much for me either.

I love hearing Downtown Julie Brown from way back on early mTv days or Freema Agyeman, the gal from Dr. Who.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Freema Agyeman, eh? Yes.

Her accent's rather on the posh side, innit?

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Not posh here, though. This is what I fancy.

Eurasian Sensation said...

Yashere's Def Jam appearance was brilliant.

Oh and Freema Agyeman? Hotness personified. Me like.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I had to go find that Def Comedy Jam clip, Eurasian. Here it is.

Geneva Girl said...

Freema Agyeman was terrific in Law & Order UK.

The clip was blocked outside of the US. I watched her Def Jam clip on YouTube. Funny!

Undercover Black Man said...

Incidentally, she has lost weight too, I think, LOL

Yeah, check it out, daughterofthedream. Here's a clip from 2006. Gina was chunkier indeed.

Interesting to see her at ease in front of a London crowd.

Raggy dee Ann said...

I wish her the best of luck in the US. I only found out about her 4 years ago when I relocated back to the UK and love her take on fellow Nigerians. A couple of months ago I heard her on a radio interview recount her time in LA and her new found raw food diet... must admit she is looking soooo much better.

You think she'll capture an American audience?

http://raggydeeann.blogspot.com

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Raggy dee Ann, welcome to my spot. And thanks for the comment.

I think Gina has what it takes to prosper on the comedy-club circuit in the U.S.

I don't know about sitcoms and movies, however.

Anonymous said...

This was my intro to Gina Yashere. As a Nigerian I could easily relate!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s86HnJbp2qs