Each Comedian of the Month on MoodyComedy is a comic who has never previously featured on the website. Reasons for selection can include various current projects the comedian is involved with, or perhaps recent appearances on television programmes or podcasts. There is no strict criteria however, as Comedian of the Month simply stands as a collection of recommendations, highlighting interesting and original aspects of certain comedians and their work.
Desiree Burch has burst onto British television screens in recent months, having moved from New York to London for love a few years ago. She won the Funny Women awards in 2015 and has since appeared on Have I Got News For You, Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central and Live at the Apollo.
It’s clear that Desiree is a skilled storyteller; she understands structure and knows how to develop a mood within a room. And the stories she shares, as well as having that trademark Desiree cheek, are admirably personal and honest. Opening yourself up to Burch’s comedy is effortless because she so willingly opens herself up to us.
Almost performance poetry, this comic’s words come easy. Her position on stage seems only natural seeing as she’s so confident on it, knowing undeniably who she is, what she’s doing and how to get a laugh out of the room. While her material always has relatable aspects, Burch offers up unheard, specific observations along the way, with her sharp and snappy humour always keeping things punchy and new.
Desiree Burch is a truly beautiful performer; a valuable addition to Britain’s stand up comedy scene and one I hope to see much more of in the coming months.