Laugh Boston: Desi Banks
Desi Terrell Banks, Jr. is an actor, stand-up comedian, former collegiate athlete, and social media personality squarely in the cultural zeitgeist of comedy, music, and sports. His online reach exceeds 15 million followers across multiple platforms.
As a Stand Up, Desi has quickly risen through the ranks and become a force on the road in just afew years. After embarking on the 30 city “You’re my Boyfriend Tour” with B. Simone in 2018, Desi quickly started selling out his own headlining dates across the country in clubs and theaters. In addition to being a favorite at colleges, comedy clubs, and transitioning into theaters, in 2021 Desi began playing arenas on the ‘In Real Life Comedy Tour’ alongside Mike Epps, Kountry Wayne, Lavell Crawford and more. With his ever-growing fanbase, Desi continues to establish himself as one of stand up’s stars of today and the future. As an actor, Desi appeared in the Will Packer film, Little starring Issa Rae and Regina Hall. Additionally, Desi was in the film Merry Wish-Mas produced and directed by Terry J. Vaughn, as well as playing a role in the movie Love By Chance. He next appears in Viacom’s Haunted Trail to be released on BET+ and Amazon Prime. As well as special guest appearances on two episodes of AMC’s Sherman Showcase.