Gina Yashere Built Elevators Before Becoming A Comedian

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Published on March 11, 2021

Before Gina Yashere claimed the titles of stand up comedian, writer, actor, and co-creator of, “Bob Hearts Abishola,” she worked as an electrical engineer who built and repaired elevators. Check out her new book, “Cack-Handed,” which is available now. #Colbert #BobHeartsAbishola #GinaYashere

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19 comments

  • Cindy Loomis-Torvi 11 months ago

    Proud daughter of a AAA elevator mechanic and engineer, local 36 and 38 in Detroit, and Windsor.

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  • beljw 11 months ago

    Yayyyyyyy! Love her work!

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  • King Breezy 11 months ago

    she has great energy! ❤️love the accent 🥰🤝

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  • Edmund Graham 11 months ago

    I’m a big Gina fan, and had wondered why I hadn’t seen her do much over here for a while, so I’m so glad to see she’s having success in the US

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  • Marcello Marrazzo 11 months ago

    She needs her own talk show! She’s so entertaining to listen to and has such an interesting life!

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  • jalabi99 11 months ago

    “Mum I wanna get into acting” “You will act like a doctor!”

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  • jalabi99 11 months ago

    Can someone from GQ or Vanity Fair call Gina for their “breakdown” series? “Former Elevator Engineer Gina Yashere Breaks Down Elevator Scenes in Movies”

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  • Simon Long Krogh 11 months ago

    Thank you for the elevator trivia I did not know I needed!

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  • Ene Obande 11 months ago

    She makes me smile 😃

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  • ƬƦƲƬӇ ƜƛƦƦƖƠƦ 11 months ago

    This chick is COOL.🤘

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  • DDJ R 11 months ago

    Gina is amazing and has been successful in the UK for a number of years – is a total delight – very charismatic and so cool! Her accent is such a great London accent. Love her and her work

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  • Ursus Mega 11 months ago

    Whhhhyyyy is this interview so short??? She is so funny!

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  • Terry McCreesh 11 months ago

    Working on elevators has its ups and downs.

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  • bargh70 11 months ago

    Man I’ve never heard of those comedians lately. I’m getting old.

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  • Elphin D. Blackforrest 11 months ago

    Incredible life journey. Have been watching her on British television for awhile. Glad to know she’s is as successful in the US. Lucky to catch her doing her stand up show. Amazing talent. Glad she is finally getting some much deserved breaks. Will not be surprised if becomes a success in films as well.

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  • Alan Phillips 11 months ago

    The book cover matched her couch (settee) and outfit. I can totally guess her favorite colors (favourite colours for the bits).

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  • KC Nwokoye 11 months ago

    Yay! I love Gina and her comedy, been knowing her for years…she definitely doesn’t have a Nigerian accent though ha!

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  • esflxian 11 months ago

    Gina’s great!

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  • Klara Stern 11 months ago

    a guy from the town I grew up in, got crushed while repairing an elevator… sorry.. needed to get that out of my head and heart

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