Gina broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on Last Comic Standing (NBC), where she made it to the final 10. She is also know in the US for her regular, hilarious appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC), as Madame Yashere, The Surly Psychic.
What you don’t know is that Gina Yashere’s sellout live appearances are legendary. Her bombastic delivery, infectious personality and cheeky observations have wowed audiences not just in the UK and the US but also in Japan, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and all over Europe.
Gina hails from London via Nigerian parents and shoots from the hip. Her unique take on being both a cultural insider and outsider never fails to raise the roof. Following an early career as a elevator engineer, Yashere made her comedy debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996. The show sold out almost immediately and overnight both audiences and critics were smitten.
Since those early heady days, Gina has continued to take the comedy world by storm and is now one of the most highly sought after comics in the UK and the US, selling out theatres all over the UK, releasing her critically acclaimed DVD ‘Skinny B*tch’, and making numerous appearances on TV, radio, and the big screen.
Her TV appearances have included her own 1 hour Comedy Special 'Skinny B*tch '(SHOWTIME), The Jay Leno Show (NBC), The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (NBC), Last Comic Standing (NBC), Chelsea Lately (E!), Live at Gotham (Comedy Central), Def Comedy Jam (HBO), Comics Unleashed (ABC), The Mobo Awards (UK Host), Mock The week (BBC UK), The Lenny Henry Show (BBC UK), and The Celebrity Fame Academy (BBC UK). Radio shows have ranged from her own BBC Radio London Show to critically acclaimed radio Sketch show-The Powder Room (BBC Radio UK).
Feature films have included Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Mr. in Between. She has also appeared on the West-End stage in The Vagina Monologues.
She has also performed numerous times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto, and at HBO and TBS’s The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. It’s a wonder she found the time to pick up her 3rd award in a row for “Best Female” at the recent Black Entertainment & Comedy Awards (UK).
Gina recently played a principal character in the TV series in the UK entitled 'Married Single Other' which is currently being aired on ITV in the UK, and in Australia.
Gina currently resides in Los Angeles and tours non-stop around the world.
Tobe Hixx was born in Miami, Florida. At six months old he went to Omaha, Nebraska to be raised by his grandparents. Because he was a skinny kid he was often ridiculed by his classmates. Now today Tobe Hixx is one of Americas's Funniest Comedians. He credits that time for developing the thick skin needed in this business.
Tobe Hixx began his Comedy career in San Diego, California. Where he was voted San Diego's Funniest Man! During his Comedic journey, Tobe Hixx has done thousands of shows across the world. He is one of the most well traveled and respected Comedians in the industry. Tobe is also a Military favorite performing in over 15 countries including Iraq and Afghanistan. He received the highest medal of recognition for entertaining our troops.
Tobe is a versatile Comedian who can make an audience erupt with clean or adult material. When you come to see Tobe Hixx you will appreciate the Comedic ride he will take you on.
The La Times writes "Tobe Hixx is a true comedian". He works the crowd until everyone is laughing and then he gets even funnier. Great Show! Tremendous Artist! He is worth every penny of admission! Tobe Hixx has been seen in sketches on The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno, The Doctors (Man Cave Segment), Operation Repo, and 1000 Ways to Die!, as well as numerous stand-up TV performances.
Tobe resides in Studio City, California where he's close to all the action in Hollywood.