44 minutes | Jun 14, 2021

Comedian Gina Yashere: British Nigerian on Rise to US Stardom & Housewives Diversity

Jess is joined by comedian Gina Yashere, star of three Netflix stand-up specials and the co-creator and star of the CBS sitcom “Bob Hearts Abishola.” Gina discusses her experience working as the first female Otis elevator engineer before pursuing comedy and shares how she was eventually discovered by Chuck Lorre (Roseanne, Cybill, Big Bang Theory) to co-create a show about a Nigerian family based on her life. Gina discusses why MTV's Downtown Julie Brown was her idol, her first trip to New York including all the "rapper hot spots" like Canal & Delancey Street before having her first gay experience in a Meatpacking nightclub. We also get her hot take on Bravo / The Housewives finally diversifying their RHONY & RHOBH casts.  Follow @jessxnyc, @hottakesdeepdives, @ginayashere * magicspoon.com/hottakes code hottakes * * talkspace.com code deepdives *
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