Gina Yashere (and Acquaintances)!

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Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

2020 Addison St

Berkeley, CA 94704

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Back by popular demand!

Gina Yashere (and Acquaintances)! is a one-night comedy show produced by Bay Area comedian and comedy producer, Lisa Geduldig, of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy.

The show will feature internationally-acclaimed comedian, Gina Yashere, and her opening acts, Sampson McCormick and Karinda Dobbins. Lisa Geduldig will MC.

Gina Yashere! (and Acquaintances) filled the house last Summer at the Freight & Salvage and is coming back!


Gina Yashere, who was born and raised in London to Nigerian parents, previously worked as an elevator engineer before venturing into comedy.

She has been a stand up and TV star in the UK for numerous years now, with appearances on iconic 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. She broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on Last Comic Standing, where she made it to the final 10 and then never went home!

Gina went on to be named one of the top 10 rising talents in the Hollywood Reporter. She is also known in the US for being the only British comedian to ever appear on the iconic Def Comedy Jam, as well as for her hilarious appearances on The Tonight Show & Crashing on HBO.

Gina self-produced 3 separate one-hour stand up specials, Skinny B*tch, Laughing To America (filmed at Brava Theater in San Francisco), and Ticking Boxes, two of which are currently streaming on Netflix. Gina's 4th stand up special is also streaming on Netflix, as part of The Standups: Season 2, and is garnering rave reviews on the network.

She is also regularly featured on Comedy Central as the British Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Gina is also an in demand voice artist. She has voiced characters in various animations, including Keisha in the British cult hit, Bromwell High and Gravelle in the latest movie, Early Man! from the makers of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run.

Gina has performed for audiences not just in Europe, the US, and Australia, but she is in fact, a highly sought after comedian in Asia, making numerous sold out appearances in Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. It’s a wonder she found the time to pick up her 4th award in a row for Best Comedian at the recent Black Entertainment & Comedy Awards (UK).

Gina has performed numerous times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto. Feature films appearances have included Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Mr. In-Between, and she has also appeared on the West-End stage in The Vagina Monologues.

Gina currently resides in Los Angeles where she is producing, writing and acting on the new CBS show Bob Hearts Abishola, airing in September, which she co-created with Chuck Lorre. www.ginayashere.comhttps://www.facebook.com/ginaisfunny

Opening for Gina will be:

Sampson McCormick is an experience, a down to earth comedic force of nature and has been one of the most sought after voices of diversity in comedy for close to two decades. He has appeared on BET, VICELAND, TV One, and several highly acclaimed independent films, including 2017’s Oscar nominated I Live Here. His comedy offers riveting and fresh takes on race, religion, politics and sexuality—you know, all those things you aren’t supposed to talk about in polite company. www.SampsonComedy.com

Karinda Dobbins iis a Detroit native who was born into a politically active family of skilled storytellers and sharp wits. Her worldview was shaped by their accounts of protest, civil rights and empowerment, weighty subjects that were always leavened with humor. Whenever she heard the grown ups laughing long past her bedtime, she took that as her cue to sneak out of her room and eavesdrop while they entertained themselves with Richard Pryor records. She not only listened, she learned, and grew up to hold her own as a keen comedic commentator. Karinda has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Comedy Central's Colossal Clusterfest. She has opened for Dave Chappelle, Trevor Noah, Michelle Wolf, Gina Yashere, and toured with W. Kamau Bell. Bitch Magazine said Karinda is one of Six Hilarious Female Comedians You Don't Know Yet - But Should. https://karindadobbins.socxs.com/Home

Lisa Geduldig is the creator, producer, and MC of a variety of Bay Area comedy shows including the intergalactically-acclaimed annual 3-day event Kung Pao Kosher Comedy (Jewish comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant) in San Francisco. The show celebrates its 27th year this December. Lisa produces two monthly Bay Area comedy shows: Comedy at Ashkenaz! in Berkeley on the second Thursday of the month and Comedy Returns to El Rio! on the third Friday of the month at El Rio in San Francisco’s Mission District. That show has been running for 10 years. She is producing Charo for the 3rd time on September 20th at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Lisa moonlights as a bilingual (Spanish-English) publicist. www.KosherComedy.comwww.SFPublicist.com

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Is seating reserved?

No, all seating is General Admission.

What time will advance ticket sales end online on the day of the show?

They will end at 4pm.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

If the show isn't sold out, there will be tickets available at the door as of 6pm on the night of the show. We will keep you posted here.

Please note: advance tickets cost $25, and tickets at the door cost $30.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No minimum age. But the show is not recommended for kids. It's up to parental discretion.

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