Desiree Burch

Desiree Burch is a comedian, writer, actor, theatre-maker and NY-to-London transplant. Desiree has quickly and firmly established herself as a rising comic star in the UK, after she exploded onto the scene as the winner of the 2015 Funny Women Award.
You may have also seen her on 'Taskmaster', 'The Horne Section TV Show', 'Live at the Apollo', 'Have I Got News for You', 'QI', 'The Mash Report', 'The Russell Howard Hour', 'Frankie Boyle’s New World Order', 'Mock the Week', 'Just a Minute', 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks', ‘8 Out of 10 Cats' or when she co-hosted Netflix series, 'Flinch'.

Desiree is not only known for stand up comedy and tv appearances, but has 15 years’ experience as a performing artist, storyteller and educator. She was a founding NY Neofuturist, writing, directing and performing original plays at the local downtown theatre for 9 years, and her critically-acclaimed solo shows, such as '52 Man Pickup', 'Tar Baby' and 'Unf*ckable' were informed by her performance persona/style onstage with this theatre troop.
'Tar Baby' received a Fringe First Award for new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe, and the Scotsman called it “One of the most breathtaking monologues you’ll see this entire month”.
Desiree recorded her critically acclaimed, debut Edinburgh festival show, ‘This Is Evolution” as a TV special for, ‘Live From The BBC ‘(BBC3) and has recorded a 2nd stand up special for Comedy Central. Her Edinburgh show, ‘Unfuckable’ was a sold out hit at The Edinburgh Fringe and went onto two fantastic, sold out runs at The Soho Theatre.