Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
The Big Funny Fest: The Old Deer Park, Richmond, 2019
US comedian Desiree Burch headlined Always Be Comedy in London in September 2018 and compered one of the three shows for The Big Funny Fest at Richmond in June 2019. Similar in style to the great Joan Rivers, the comedian’s routines featured stories mainly about her sexual experiences where the delivery was shocking, explicit and consistently funny. The warm and charismatic performer came back for an encore much to the delight of the cheering audience.
I saw Burch again compere one of the three shows for The Big Funny Fest at Richmond in June 2019. Burch’s unafraid approach to comedy was thrilling and her stories and anecdotes were visually told at lightning speed leaving no time for the excited crowd to catch its collective breath from laughing so hard and she certainly warmed up the audience for the main acts.