52 Man Pickup

One of New York Magazine’s “Ten New Comedians that Funny People Find Funny”, cited for Excellence in Performance by the Independent Theater Bloggers Association, alt-comedy diva, writer and solo performer Desiree Burch brings her “sometimes raunchy… sometimes funny… always honest accounts of misadventures on [the] road to self-discovery” (Time Out NY) “52 Man Pickup” to the Big Easy. A hit of the Edinburgh, New York and Hollywood Fringe Festivals, this highly-anticipated hour of comedy appears at the New Orleans Fringe Wednesday, November 17 (9PM), Friday, November 19 (11PM) and Sunday, November 21 (7PM) 2010!

Like a jazz master, Burch effortlessly mixes riffs, rants, anecdotes, audience participation, uproarious comedy and devastating poetry, as she serves up the freshest catch of NYC’s most eligible and invites audiences “go fish” through this deck of hilariously true, unadulterated adult stories. Isaac Byrne directs this one-woman tour de force that the New York Press calls “one of the best shows at the NYC Fringe this year” (2008) and Time Out New York gives “****” (four stars).  With “refreshing honesty and unbelievable energy” (The List, UK), Burch goes from virgin to veteran in the city that never sleeps… with the same person twice.

A writer, comedian, actress and educator Desiree Burch, masterfully mixes lush, evocative language, a bold stage presence and epic perspective to create an evening of theater that is “pretty damn funny and pretty damn good.” (Yale Herald) This “fast-paced, unrelentingly funny and terribly honest” (–L Magazine) performance blends Burch’s work as a writer/performer in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (New York Neo-Futurists), and as the host/curator of the NC-17-Rated Literary series, Smut (Galapagos Art Space). Her comedy has been seen at Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Joe’s Pub, P.S. 122, on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and NBC.

Summer 2011 has included performances, with packed and enthusiastic audiences, in New Orleans and Amsterdam and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  You can read her interview, and her amazing Four-Star review in Edinburgh’s leading newspaper, The Scotsman!