'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah' Names Gina Yashere as Newest Contributor

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April 20th 2017

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"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" adds Gina Yashere as the latest contributor to join "The Best F#@ing News Team." She was tapped by Executive Producer, Writer and Host, Trevor Noah to make her first appearance on the show last night, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT with an in-studio desk piece.

Yashere was born & raised in London UK, of Nigerian parents, and previously worked as an elevator engineer for Otis. Gina has been a stand-up comedian and television star in the UK for several years now, appearing on iconic British TV shows such as "Live At The Apollo" and "Mock The Week," as well as creating & performing popular comedic characters on "The Lenny Henry Show."

Yashere broke into the American comedy scene when she made it to the top ten on "Last Comic Standing," and since then has made The States her home. She is the only British comedian to ever appear on "Def Comedy Jam," has appeared on "@midnight" with Chris Hardwick, "The Tonight Show" and "Crashing" and had a one-hour on Showtime titled "Skinny B*tch."

Yashere's most recent special, "Gina Yashere: Ticking Boxes," was filmed at the famed 02 Academy in London in front of over 2000 of her fans and is currently streaming on SeeSo TV.

Yashere currently resides in New York and tours non-stop around the world. She is represented by Don Buchwald & Associates and managed by Jodi Lieberman at JLC Entertainment Group.

Trevor Noah, Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz and Jill Katz are the Executive Producers of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" with Ian Berger, Pam DePace, Ramin Hedayati, Justin Melkmann and Elise Terrell as Supervising Producers. Zhubin Parang is the Head Writer with Daniel Radosh as Senior Writer. The series is directed by Chuck O'Neil. Sarah Babineau is the Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" airs Mondays-Thursdays at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and is available to stream the following day on thedailyshow.com and the Comedy Central App.

by shadowandact on April 20th 2017
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