Desiree Lea Burch is an American comedian and television host.
In a podcast recorded in a less frightening time (about a fortnight ago) Desiree Burch talks us through her upbringing and development to becoming the powerful and hyper-eloquent comic force she is today. We talk about seeking connection, the protective shell of comedy, finding acceptance but to white standards, and why her tremendous debut poster was a literal collage of dick pics. 30 mins worth of extras available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Desiree’s very inspiring thoughts on being her own boss and recognising her own value, and a deep dive into her last show “Desiree’s Coming Early” which used a twin narrative to reframe her personal history, whilst being incredibly funny…As the live comedy circuit undergoes a painful transformation into some unknown new form, there HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME to keep the podcast alive and get hold of oodles of sweet extra content (including the new special episode about The Great Pivot with ComCom Consultant Pete Dobbing) with a regular subscription.  Join now at join Stu Goldsmith for a Working Lunch!  Go to to book your one-to-one social or professional online lunch date with Stu!@destheray | | @comcompod | @stugoldsmith  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Greg Jenner is joined by historical expert Dr Michell Chresfield and comedian Desiree Burch to travel to 1920s Paris and meet the phenomenal Josephine Baker. Josephine Baker was a renowned performer and entertainer, a civil rights activist and even a spy during the German occupation of France. But just how did the daughter of a laundress in St Louis find herself at the centre of some of the most pivotal moments in history? A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4
We are heading down to the Underground Railroad to discover the incredible life of American hero and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. From a torturous childhood to surgery without anaesthetic, get ready to understand true bravery as we uncover the events which made Harriet Tubman a phenomenal force for change. Greg Jenner is joined by comedian, actor and writer Desiree Burch and historian Dr Michell Chresfield from the University of Birmingham. It’s history for people who don’t like history! This episode was produced by Dan Morelle, scripted by Greg Jenner and researched by Emma Nagouse.
In the second of this series of Edinburgh specials, Tiff Setvenson and Desiree Burch talk about performing comedy in the UK versus the US, personal pronouns, cancel culture. and how comedy can open someone’s perspective and change people’s mind. This podcast contains swears (suitable for 18+ only)Desiree Burch’s show “Desiree’s Coming Early” is on at Heroes@The Hive, Edinburgh until 25th August. Stevenson is performing “Mother” at Monkey Barrel Comedy  in Edinburgh until 25th August. 
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Creator Details

Jan 26th, 1979
City of London, England, United Kingdom
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5 hours, 54 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 969543