Gina Brillon was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. The Puerto Rican actress, comedian, writer (and new mom!) has been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Brillon has released several comedy specials and has made appearances on daytime and evening talk shows coast to coast. In 2012, she became the first (and only) Latina winner of NBC’s Stand up for Diversity Showcase. The following year, she was a “New Face” at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. Gina is a singer, published writer, and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News, among others. In 2019, she was featured on Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ “Beyond the Fluffy Tour” – hitting 46 cities around the US. Currently, Gina and co-host Katherine G. Mendoza dole out advice on their podcast Mess In Progress: The Homegirls Guide to Self-Help.The Den Theatre and comedy club is pleased to host comedian Gina Brillon. Gina will perform live shows on October 13th and 14th, 2023 at 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.