Desiree Burch is a comedian, writer, actor, theatre-maker and a New York-to-London transplant.
Since exploding onto the U.K. comedy scene after winning the 2015 Funny Women Award, Desiree has firmly established herself as one of the UK’s break-out comedy stars.
She is the host and voice of Netflix’s smash reality hit, ‘Too Hot To Handle‘ and co-hosted the Netflix series, ‘Flinch‘.
Furthermore, Desiree is a regular guest on many of the UK’s leading comedy TV shows, including:
- Live at the Apollo
- Have I Got News For You
- 8 Out of 10 Cats
- Mock The Week
- Insert Name Here
- Frankie Boyle’s New World Order
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 hour, ‘Unfuckable’, was a sell-out hit at The Edinburgh Fringe and went onto two fantastic sell-out runs at The Soho Theatre. She also travelled to Just For Laughs in Montreal and recorded a set for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network in 2018.
Desiree is the voice of ‘Pamela Winchell’ on the No.1 international hit podcast ‘Welcome to Night Vale’, as well as appearances on:
- The News Quiz (BBCR4)
- The Now Show (BBCR4)
- It’s Not What You Know (BBCR4)
Her solo theatre show ‘Tar Baby‘ was the winner of a 2015 Scotsman’s Fringe First Award, a 2016 Vault Festival Pick-of-the-Week and was Shortlisted (High-Commendation) for the 2015 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Other solo shows (’52 Man Pickup‘ & ‘This is Evolution‘) have toured internationally and received widespread critical acclaim.
Desiree continues to direct, write and perform in The Dirty Thirty with The Degenerate Fox theatre ensemble.
Desiree was a founding member of the New York Neo-Futurists, writing and performing regularly in ‘Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind‘ over its 13-year run in NYC.
She has worked with renowned American theatre artists as Young Jean Lee, Alex Timbers, Wu Tsang and Anna Deavere Smith.
She is a recipient of the 2014 Franklin Furnace Fund, an arts educator and a public speaker (TEDx, NerdCon: Stories) and holds a B.A. in Theatre Studies from Yale University.