Saturday, November 11, 2023 • 7:00 p.m.
Desi Banks is the ultimate triple threat – an actor, stand-up comedian, and entrepreneur who's taking the entertainment world by storm. Having built a strong social media influence he's amassed a massive following of over 15 million fans across various platforms and is fast becoming a household name; known for his razor-sharp wit and hilarious comedic timing. As an executive, he's the CEO and founder of Desi Banks Productions.
His organic rise as a stand-up comedian is unparalleled, as he quickly climbed the ranks and cemented his status as a tour-de-force in just a few short years. With the highly anticipated "Purpose Chaser" theatre tour kicking off in August, Desi looks forward to seeing his fans and delivering new material.
In 2022, he embarked on his own 50-city tour, selling out headline dates both nationally and internationally, with over 50,000 tickets sold. He's a favorite at colleges, a hit at comedy clubs, and has effortlessly transitioned into theaters and arenas, touring with heavyweights like Mike Epps, Deray Davis, Kountry Wayne, Gary Owens, Lavell Crawford, and more. With his ever-growing fanbase, Desi is undoubtedly one of stand-up's brightest stars of today and the future.
Desi's talent has caught the attention of legends in comedy, most notably Kevin Hart, who has publicly praised him as the "next great" talent. This led to Desi's cameo appearance in the Hartbeat-produced Super Bowl '23 commercial for DraftKings, proving that Desi Banks is a force to be reckoned with.
As an actor, Desi has appeared in major motion pictures such as Will Packer's "Little" starring Issa Rae and Regina Hall, as well as the Terry J. Vaughn-produced and directed "Merry Wish-Mas" and "Love By Chance." He also landed a lead role in the indie-horror film "Haunted Trail," which can be seen on BET, Amazon Prime, and other platforms.
As a prolific content creator, Desi has produced over 3,500 original videos to date. Through Desi Banks Productions, he's created opportunities for aspiring actors and creators as well as providing a platform to share creative, compelling content with the world. He's worked with some of the biggest stars in the industry, including Ludicris, 21 Savage, and others, solidifying his status as a bona fide superstar.