A group for all women who identify as women who live in Carlisle or Cumbria who are looking to meet new friends and get involved in new or favourite activities. If you have any suggestions for meetups or activities please let me know. I live in Carlisle and I am available to meet but I don’t drive, so if you want to meet on an individual basis it will need to be accessible by public transport. I will try to endeavour to make all activities accessible by public transport so everyone is able to get there.
LA-raised, London-based standup Desiree Burch first came to UK in 2014 and now regards it as home.
Comedian and storyteller Desiree Burch (Netflix, Live at the Apollo, Radio 4) was born late, bloomed late, and generally has difficulty with the present moment.
A Yale graduate, she worked as a dominatrix before turning to comedy, basing her 2017 routine around that work in Manhattan during the early 2000s.
She’s back with a new show, this time about a drug-fuelled day at the hip Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert which she brings to Carlisle on Thursday. At a moment in history where decades of societal progress have swung right back around to authoritarianism and regression, Desiree embarks on a spiritual journey of mythically ridiculous proportions into the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, to figure out how she, and maybe all of us, have gotten here--and maybe, possibly, hopefully, how we fix the suckiness.
Although she now lives in south London she has to make annual trips back to the US to renew her visa.
“I regard here as my home now,” she says. “Though I’m trying to figure out the differences between the regional accents. Scottish is the first one I learned because of Edinburgh Fringe. Newcastle can be difficult, people in Newcastle are wild and just come up to you in the street to talk, which is unusual.”
Breaking into the US comedy scene is difficult, so difficult that she decided to try her luck on this side of the Atlantic. I moved here initially because I was in a relationship but I found there was more of a career in comedy to be had here,” she says.
“In America you don’t get paid and you have to live in poverty.”
She has appeared in The Mash Report, Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and the Netflix series Flinch.
She reckons we value comedians more because we drink so much as a nation: “You have more of a drinking culture which fuels the arts. You go out for a drink and want to be entertained.”
Doors Open: 7.00pm
(pre-show drinks will be available from OFS)
Show Starts: 8.00pm
Tickets are £12.00, plus £1.20 admin fee and are available online, Direct from OFS and The Old Town Hall. May be some available from Skiddle, via Old Fire Station, or directly using Skiddle link directly below for £6, plus 60p admin fee (so get in fast)!!
THIS IS A SEATED SHOW
I’m planning to go on my own if anyone wants to meet before.