Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Kick Doors Open (with Gina Yashere)

Kick Doors Open (with Gina Yashere)

Gina Yashere is a British-Nigerian comedian, producer, and author. She is co-creator, producer and writer on the CBS sitcom “Bob Hearts Abishola”, and is the first and only British comic to perform on Def Comedy Jam.Luvvie and Gina have a great convo about growing up in East London, and the racism she faced. She started working at 19, as the first-ever woman engineer for OTIS, the largest elevator company in the world. She took no shit as her coworkers tried to disrespect her repeatedly. They also discuss her big comedic break, and how she had to create her own opportunities when people didn’t want to give it to her. Now, she’s living the life of her dreams in LA.Follow Gina on Instagram (@GinaYashere)Pick up her new book, Cack-Handed: A Memoir on Amazon, Bookshop, and wherever else books are sold.Download full episode transcript at: PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual (NYTimes bestseller) at

Duration: 1 hr 29 min

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