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Stand-up comic Gina Yashere, who has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, is in Phnom Penh on a return trip and performing two shows this weekend. Photo supplied

Comics talk courage and convictions

Publication date 19 January 2018 | 08:27 | ICT

After performing at the Ecran Cinema in Kampot last night, elevator-engineer-turned-comic Gina Yashere and 84-year-old stand-up artist Lynn Ruth Miller will perform back-to-back shows tonight and on Saturday in Phnom Penh.

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