first_imgAdvertisement Gina Yashere knows who’s boss. She is.The British comedian comes back to town for JFL 42, and continues to ride a wave of success as she constantly tours the world, creating and selling her own comedy specials and recently joined the The Daily Show as the show’s resident Brexpert.Caught on the treadmill at her hotel in Birmingham, Ala., Yashere is almost perfectly built to take on identity politics, just because she comes from so many backgrounds. She’s Black, from Britain, emigrated to America, lives in Brooklyn and is a lesbian. She says she’s always reading audiences to figure out what the best tack to take. Twitter Facebook “I do constantly, and I work with all kinds of crowds. I’m in Alabama right now, so it’s a very Christian. I’m an outsider, so I can say things about Americans that they may not take from somebody who’s American,” she says.“I don’t come out and say, ‘Oh, Americans are so vicious,’ I come at it from a point of naiveté almost. I go ‘I’ve been here a little while, and I’ve noticed this, that’s weird,’ and I do it in that way, so they can go, ‘Oh that’s right, we are that way.’ I don’t do it in a way that I’m preaching that ‘you people are so stupid.’ You’ve got to find that balance. You don’t want people to feel bombarded, or abused, or belittled, which is why I come at it that way.” Advertisementlast_img

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