Funny talk

Yashere to host chat show

Gina Yashere has landed a stint as a chat-show host.

The stand-up is to present BBC Choice's new nightly comedy and talk show Up Late With... for its first two weeks.

Sketches, audience participation and topical comedy will feature in the late-night show, which will be fronted by a different host every fortnight.

The show will be taped 'as live' at 6.45pm on the night of transmission to keep it up-to-date, and a compilation show will be screened on Friday nights.

Gina is now seeking people to make up the studio audience for her opening two weeks.

The show is recorded at TV Centre in White City, west London, on June 26 and July 2 to 5 and 9 to 12.

Go to the BBC ticket unit home page to apply or email

Producers are also looking for a Gina lookalike for one of the shows. Email Anna Abenson if you fit the bill.

Published: 21 Jun 2001

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