Gina Yashere has been confirmed as the newest addition to The Daily Show With Trevor Noah! She will be joining Noah’s “Best F#@king News Team” on the Comedy Central show and will serve as a British Correspondent.
Born in London, Yashere has had an extensive comedy career, having appeared on popular U.K. shows such as Live At The Apollo, and Mock The Week. She stepped into the American comedy scene, making the top ten on Last Comic Standing. She has performed stand-up on The Tonight Show, appeared on @midnight with Chris Hardwick, and was named one of the top ten rising comedic talents by The Hollywood Reporter. She also made history in 2008 as the first Briton to perform on Def Comedy Jam.
Yashere will be among the list of many comedy talents that The Daily Show has helped foster. Comedy greats such as Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, and Larry Wilmore all got their starts as correspondents of the political show and each eventually moved on to host their own.
Yashere She recently made her first appearance on The Daily Show this past week via an in-studio desk piece on the economic impact of Brexit on Britain. You can watch a clip of it here!