Desiree Burch

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Desiree Burch
Desiree Burch on Waffle TV.jpg
Burch on Waffle TV in 2015
Born
Desiree Lea Burch

(1979-01-26) January 26, 1979 (age 42)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
Known for
Notable work
Neo-Futurists

Desiree Leia Burch[1] (born January 26, 1979)[2] is an American comedian and television host. Originally from Diamond Bar, California,[3] Burch has also lived in New York,[4] Streatham, and Peckham, having moved to London to live with her English boyfriend at the time.[5] She won the Funny Women awards in 2015.[6] Prior to working as a comedian, Burch attended Yale University where she earned a degree in theater and worked as a dominatrix.[4]

Burch was a founding member of the New York Neo-Futurists, and upon moving to London became the founding Artistic Director of Degenerate Fox Theatre.[7]

She has also appeared on Live at the Apollo,[8] Have I Got News for You,[9] QI,[10] The Mash Report,[11] The Russell Howard Hour,[12] The Fake News Show,[13] Chris Ramsey's Stand Up Central,[14] Frankie Boyle's New World Order,[15] Mock the Week,[16] American Autopsy[17] and Richard Osman's House of Games.[18] She also plays Pamela Winchell, the former Mayor of Night Vale and current Head of Emergency Press Conferences, in Welcome to Night Vale.[19]

Burch hosts Flinch, a physical game show on Netflix,[20] alongside Seann Walsh, and Lloyd Griffith,[21] which debuted in May 2019.[4] Desiree's Coming Early was a 31-date UK tour in October and November 2019 with support from comedian Ingrid Dahle.[22]

In 2020, she also became the narrator for Netflix's reality television dating show Too Hot to Handle.[23]

In May 2020 Burch appeared as a contestant in BBC’s I'll Get This, in which participants play games during dinner to avoid paying the bill. In January 2021 she was a contestant on the BBC Best Home Cook show. Burch is scheduled to appear on season 12 of Channel 4's Taskmaster.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Series 2, Episode 2". Celebability. ITV2. June 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Desiree Lea Burch, Born 01/26/1979 in California |". CaliforniaBirthIndex.org. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Series 3, Episode 8". Don't Hate the Playaz. December 8, 2020. ITV2.
  4. ^ a b c "Series 14, Episode 5". The Jonathan Ross Show. ITV. March 30, 2019.
  5. ^ Bruce Dessau (October 29, 2019). "Desiree Burch interview: 'My style is highbrow and lowbrow – I'm intellectual and filthy' | London Evening Standard". Standard.co.uk. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  6. ^ "Funny Women Awards 2015: Desiree Burch leads the charge for next crop of comediennes". The Independent. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  7. ^ About | Degenerate Fox, Retrieved on September 6, 2020
  8. ^ "Series 13, Episode 6". Live at the Apollo. BBC Two. January 4, 2018.
  9. ^ "Series 54, Episode 8". Have I Got News for You. BBC One. December 4, 2017.
  10. ^ "Series 15, Episode 16". QI. BBC Two. February 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Series 2, Episode 4". The Mash Report. BBC Two. February 8, 2018.
  12. ^ "Series 1, Episode 3". The Russell Howard Hour. Sky One. October 5, 2017.
  13. ^ "Series 1, Episode 3". The Fake News Show. Channel 4. October 5, 2017.
  14. ^ "Series 3, Episode 1". Chris Ramsey's Stand Up Central. Comedy Central. September 27, 2017.
  15. ^ "Series 1, Episode 4". Frankie Boyle's New World Order. BBC Two. July 14, 2017.
  16. ^ "Series 17, Episode 4". Mock the Week. BBC Two. June 28, 2018.
  17. ^ Frankie Boyle's American Autopsy. BBC Two. November 20, 2016.
  18. ^ "Series 2, Week 9". Richard Osman's House of Games. BBC Two. December 3–8, 2018.
  19. ^ "Live Shows". Welcome to Night Vale.
  20. ^ Netflix Orders ‘Jackass’-Meets-‘Wipeout’ Format ‘Flinch’ From Sony’s Stellify | Deadline, Published on November 9, 2017, Retrieved on October 23, 2018
  21. ^ gameshow Comedians to host Netflix gameshow : News 2018 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide, Published on August 23, 2018, Retrieved on October 23, 2018
  22. ^ "Desiree's Coming Early".
  23. ^ Smail, Gretchen (April 17, 2020). "'Too Hot To Handle' Narrator Desiree Burch Is The Perfect Person For The Job". bustle.com. Bustle. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  24. ^ "Taskmaster Series 12 Line Up Revealed". YouTube. Retrieved May 20, 2021.

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