Diamond Bar on the ‘Fringe’

The first Hollywood Fringe Festival, from June 17 to 27, features theater, comedy, dance, visual arts, workshops and other events by emerging artists at a host of unusual venues. One highlight could be “52 Man Pickup,” a one-woman performance piece by Desiree Burch, a Diamond Bar native who now lives in New York and has toured the U.K. Her show seems to have been well-reviewed in NYC, and Burch was named by New York Magazine as among “Ten New Comedians that Funny People Find Funny.”

Her press rep contacted me and offered to set up an in-person interview, but time, and column inches, are scarce this week. Since Burch is interested in reaching the locals, however, I’m happy to give her a plug here.

You can read more about “52 Man Pickup,” and watch a couple of short videos, here. The two performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fringe Central Theater of Arts, 1625 N. Las Palmas. Tickets are a mere $15.

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  • Eric

    David:

    Glad to see you are back at work after your illness. Did you see that there is now a comedy club called Flappers (http://www.flapperscomedy.com) in the packing house in Claremont? I guess it occupies the former banquet room for Three Forks. Looking forward to seeing some good/affordable/local stand up comedy.

    [I hope it works out for them. The area between Ontario and Pasadena is standup-deprived. -- DA]