Desiree Burch Unf*ckable

Desiree Burch


Afterglow @ OBERON
  • Feb 21, 2019


  • Run Time: Approximately 70 minutes

Doors open at 7:30PM.

Afterglow @ OBERON

Doors open at 7:30PM.

  • Run Time

    Approximately 70 minutes

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The funniest comedian I have ever seen in person. She left me breathless with laughter.


In this stand-up performance, virtuoso comedian and storyteller Desiree Burch examines sex, sex work, and how to prevent sex from becoming work. Desiree goes from virgin to dominatrix in New York City, finding insights into race, sex and capitalism, and applying them with razor-sharp wit and unabashed curiosity to the personal and professional spaces that often prove even more complicated to navigate.

Called “a comedian deservedly on the rise” by The Guardian, Burch is the winner of the 2015 Funny Women Stage Award and host of the upcoming Netflix gameshow “Flinch.”


A comedian, writer, solo performer, actor, and NY-to-London transplant, Desiree Burch has been seen on ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’ (BBC), ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4) and ‘Before the Morning After’ (NBC/SeeSo). She’s been heard as the voice of Pamela Winchell on #1 international hit podcast ‘Welcome to Night Vale’, as well as on podcasts like ‘The Guilty Feminist’, ‘Made of Human’, ‘Dumb White Guy’, ‘Friends Like Us’ and ‘Writing Excuses’.

Desiree was the 2015 Funny Women Stage Award-winner. Her solo 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 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 and has worked with renowned American theater 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 public speaker (TEDx, NerdCon: Stories) and holds a B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale University.