A Puerto Rican actress, comedian and writer, Gina Brillon has been a standup comic since she was 17.

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Gina Brillon was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Her new one-hour special, Gina Brillon: The Floor is Lava, is now available on Amazon Prime Video. Her first one-hour special, Pacifically Speaking (NuvoTV), was produced by Gabriel Iglesias. Her half-hour special, Easily Offended, was one of the top shows among the Entre Nos franchise on HBO Latino and is now streaming on all HBO Digital Platforms. She's made appearances on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, E!'s Chelsea Lately, The View, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel Live. You have also seen her on Kevin Can Wait on CBS and The Conners on ABC. In 2012, Brillon became the first (and only) Latina winner of NBC's "Standup for Diversity" Showcase. She was selected to be part of Montreal's Just For Laughs "New Faces" Showcase. She is also a singer, published writer and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News, among others. (Photo credit: David Johnson, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video)

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