Standup comedian, writer, actress, the hilarious and relatable narrator of “Netflix’s BIGGEST competition show ever” “TOO HOT TO HANDLE” (season 2 premieres June 23rd), and newly announced contestant on the UK’s uber-popular comedy game series TASKMASTER, Desiree Burch is taking over the entertainment scene.
The award-winning comedian recently co-starred in Comedy Central UK’s series “DRUNK HISTORY: Black Stories” and is also the host of Amazon’s official podcast ESCAPE: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, based on the Amazon series THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. She has appeared in dozens of comedy shows including Live at the Apollo (BBC), The Jonathan Ross Show, and the Comedy Central special Desiree Burch Live. With an illustrious international career in comedy under her belt, this funny girl is ready to make her mark.
Audiences all over the world fell in love with Burch’s witty personality when she appeared as the narrator on Netflix’s “TOO HOT TO HANDLE.” The show follows sexy singles on a tropical island who are challenged not to hook up with each other with a $100,000 award for not breaking the rules. No contestant was safe from her voiceover zingers and she instantly became the voice of the viewer on the sofa – snarky, relatable, and nonjudgmental. The new season is set to premiere on Netflix on Wednesday, June 23rd. Burch will also next be seen as a contestant on the 12th season of the extremely popular British comedy game series TASKMASTER, where she will be attempting to complete the challenges set by host Greg Davies. In the program, a group of five celebrities – mainly comedians – attempt to complete a series of challenges, with Davies judging the work and awarding points based on contestants’ performances.
The series will air later this year. On the acting front, Burch recently co-starred in Comedy Central UK’s series “DRUNK HISTORY: Black Stories.” After graduating from Yale University, Burch moved to New York where her artist aesthetics were honed as a founding member of the New York experimental theatre group Neo-Futurists. While in NYC she also developed her talents on the theatre stage as an actress with favourite roles including Miriam in In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel, Nurse in Romeo & Juliet, Emilia in Othello and Lu in Rip Me Open. In 2015 she made the move to London where she produced her solo show Tar Baby that tackles the story of race in America and received a Fringe First Award for new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe. She has performed at various storytelling shows and conventions, including RISK!, Yum’s the Word and at the first-ever NerdCon: Stories convention. She’s also been heard on The News Quiz (BBCR4), The Now Show(BBCR4), It’s Not What You Know (BBCR4) and on podcasts such as Welcome to Night Vale, The Guilty Feminist, The Adam Buxton Podcast, The Richard Herring Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, Made of Human, Dumb White Guy, as well as on the immensely popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Without a doubt, Burch is on the trajectory to stardom.