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Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

Joe's Pub

February 19

Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM

Virtuoso story teller Desiree Burch lays out a roadmap for escaping the cycle of silence and self-loathing that comes from always being taken for a ride. From dealing with sex in the workplace, to adventures in sex work, Desiree investigates the drives women have to stop sex from becoming work. Unf*ckable is directed by Sarah Chew.

“fearlessly self-interrogative, great fun, and less likely to stand on ceremony than stamp on it.” - The Guardian

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

“a celebratory hour of sex… as it actually is.” - The Skinny

“will leave your sides aching and your lungs gasping... an unstoppable force” - Chortle

Desiree Burch is a comedian, writer, solo performer, actor and NY-to-London transplant. Having quickly established herself as one of the breakout comic stars in the UK, she has been seen on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Have I Got News For You’), ‘Qi’, ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Frankie Boyle’s New World Order’, and as a US correspondent on ‘The Mash Report’. She’ll be making her Netflix debut in 2019 as a co-host on the new series, ‘Flinch’.

Desiree recorded her critically acclaimed, debut Edinburgh festival show, ‘This Is Evolution” as a TV special for, ‘Live From The BBC ‘(BBC3) and has recently recorded a second stand up special for Comedy Central UK. Her recent Edinburgh hour, ‘Unfuckable’ was a sold out hit at The Edinburgh Fringe and went onto become one of the Guardian’s Top 10 Comedy Shows of 2017.

She’s been heard as the voice of Pamela Winchell on #1 international hit podcast ‘Welcome to Night Vale’, as well as ‘The News Quiz’, The Now Show, and ‘It’s Not What You Know’ on BBC Radio 4. Other podcast appearances include ‘The Guilty Feminist’, ‘The Adam Buxton Podcast’, and Audible’s ‘Worst of the Worst’ with Jerry Springer.  

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 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 theatre artists as Young Jean Lee, Alex Timbers, Wu Tsang and Anna Deavere Smith. She is an arts educator and public speaker (TEDx, NerdCon: Stories) and holds a B.A. in Theatre Studies from Yale University.