Just Jokes USA Presents...Hoodlarious w/ Gina Yashere, Comedian A-Train, M. Lewis Music. Hosted by Niki Moore w/ DJ Oxygen [EARLY SHOW] - 12/7/18Friday, December 07 2018 6pm Doors / 7:30pm Start
Just Jokes USA Presents...Hoodlarious w/ Gina Yashere, Comedian A-Train, M. Lewis Music. Hosted by Niki Moore w/ DJ Oxygen [EARLY SHOW] - 12/7/18
at City Winery Washington DC
Gina was born & raised in London UK, of Nigerian parents, and previously worked as an elevator engineer for Otis.
Gina has been a stand up and TV star in the UK for several years now, with appearances on iconic TV shows such as Live At The Apollo & Mock The Week, as well as creating & performing popular comedic characters on The Lenny Henry Show.
She broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on Last Comic Standing (NBC), where she made it to the final 10, and then never went home!
Gina went on to be named one of the top 10 rising talents in the Hollywood Reporter.
She is also known in the US for being the only British comedian to ever appear on the iconic Def Comedy Jam, as well as for her hilarious appearances on The Tonight Show (NBC) & Crashing on HBO.
Gina self produced 3 separate 1 hour Stand Up Specials, Skinny B*tch, Laughing To America, & Ticking Boxes which were showcased on Showtime, Starz and Sirius XM.
Gina's 4th stand up special is currently streaming on Netflix, as part of The Standups, season 2, & is garnering rave reviews on the network.
She is also regularly featured on Comedy Central as the British Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Gina is also an in demand voice artist.
She has voiced characters in various animations, including Keisha in the British cult hit, Bromwell High, & Gravelle in the latest movie from the makers of Wallace & Gromit & Chicken Run, Early Man!
Gina has performed for audiences not just in Europe, the US & Australia, but she is in fact, a highly sought after comedian in Asia, making numerous sold out appearances in Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia & Hong Kong.
It’s a wonder she found the time to pick up her 4th award in a row for “Best Comedian” at the recent Black Entertainment & Comedy Awards (UK).
Gina has performed numerous times at the prestigious Just Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto.
Feature films appearances have included Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Mr. in Between, and she has also appeared on the West-End stage in The Vagina Monologues.
Gina currently resides in New York and tours non-stop around the world.
Comedian and Radio Personality A-Train, host of A-TrainLive! The Experience, co-host of Jacksonville’s #1 morning show, The PowerUp with Pastor Terry on 107.9, former co-host of Jacksonville’s #1 drive-time radio show, former house emcee of Florida’s largest comedy room, The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, and regular on the Stir It Up and The Funny Is Here podcasts with Comedienne Dominique; is a working stand-up, traveling, and corporate comedian. He tours with Original King of Comedy D. L. Hughley and has toured with Kountry Wayne. He has featured for the biggest names in clean comedy, Michael Jr. and viral sensation Kev on Stage, and has hit the stage with Dave Coulier (Full House), Pete Lee (VH1’s Best Week Ever), Dave Landau, Keith Robinson, Orny Adams, Bill Bellamy, the legendary Elayne Boosler, Ali Siddiq, Zainab Johnson, and so many others. A-Train is a fan favorite at churches, comedy clubs, concerts, and festivals like the Zora Neal Hurston Festival, Orlando Jazz Festival, Steel City Jazz Festival—Birmingham, and Jacksonville Jazz Festival—the second largest in the country where he’s the first and only comedian to host in the city’s 39-year history. He has opened and hosted for Patti Labelle, Kirk Franklin, David and Tamela Mann, The Isley Brothers, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Avant, KeKe Wyatt, Martha Munizzi, Shirley Caesar, Erica Campbell, Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, Big Daddy Kane, Miles Jaye, K. Michelle, and more. He’s hosted the Willie Moore Jr. Happily After All Tour, The Kings and Queens of Hip Hop Tour, Don & Diva Tour—Rick Ross/K. Michelle, The Blues is All Right Tour, Holiday Block Party—Keisha Cole & Friends, and the Love and Laughter Block Party with co-host Vivica Fox. Comedian A-Train is the first and only comedian to have a comedy series take residence in the Historic Ritz Theatre & Museum since its inception in 1929, partnering with the venue affectionately known as the Apollo of the South, to add to LaVilla’s (Harlem of the South) rich history of Black entertainment in the city of Jacksonville. Comedian A-Train is the ultimate crowd pleaser. His always clean, all the time, hilarious and energetic set makes him a perfect fit for every audience.
“I love how you liven up my club and embrace the audience. They love you A-Train.”
-Steve Smith (Owner, Comedy Club of Jacksonville)
“Funny and energetic! I loved working with you. You were so great.”
“I hadn’t laughed like that in a while, but A-Train brought me back to life.”
“Talented. Keep your eye on this guy.”
“One of my highlights has been getting to work with this guy. A-Train is funny, genuine, and an all-around class act.”
“Boy, A-Train you are CRAZY!”
-K. Michelle, Trina, Erica Campbell, Frankie Beverly, Vivica Fox
“A-Train, man, you’re a FOOL!”
-Bill Bellamy, Miles Jaye, Ying-Yang Twins
M.Lewis Music is a Georgia native with a passion for honest lyrics and expressive melodies. His performance record dates back 8 years ago when he began performing and hosting spoken word events in Athens, Georgia. Soon after he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he began performing regularly in the city at several venues including Apache Cafe, Katz Cafe, and The Historic Douglass Theater to name a few. After two successful east coast tours and several festival appearances, M.Lewis Music relocated to the DMV in 2016. Since his transition he has featured at Busboys and Poets, Pure Lounge, Takoma Station, Avery's, and Culture Coffee. His biggest musical influences include Nina Simone, Etta James, Lauryn Hill, and Kelly Love Jones.