After moving from Japan to Vancouver, Yumi found herself in a comedy club on a date. Nagashima made her standup debut in October of 2016, and suddenly she knew what she’d been born to do. Nagashima has done plenty in 2019, taking her act around the globe, thanks to invitations from Montreal’s Just for Laughs showcase, the Jakarta International Comedy Festival, and Comedy Central Asia in Singapore and the release of her debut comedy album, My Name Is Yumi. And she’s got ambitions beyond owning stages across the world. Those include landing her own sitcom, branching out into film, and creating shorts for her YouTube channel, which has 167,000 subscribers and counting.
Yumi appears at United Colours of Comedy, Gala of Laughs, The Nasty Show.