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Desi Banks is an actor, comedian, and cultural influencer based out of Atlanta, GA. With over 4 million followers on Instagram, he is known for his hilariously relatable digital sketches featuring popular characters Parlay, Lil Johnny and Grandma Reese. These unique sketches have featured many other notable online personalities to include B.Simone, Pretty Vee and Candace B.
Desi is currently headlining comedy shows on “The Purpose Tour” across the nation at sold out legendary venues and comedy clubs. With instant success in standup, he has consistently landed on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 10 Most Popular Comedians list. Through his production company, Desi Banks Productions, he writes, produces and stars as the leading actor in the new web series, How It Goes Down in The Hood.
Desi’s influence and comedic genius have afforded him opportunities for major brand partnerships across various industries in sports, music, and fashion. In addition, Desi can be seen on the big screen alongside Regina Hall, Marsai Martin, and Issa Rae in Will Packer’s film Little as well as in the romantic comedy Love By Chancealongside Terri J. Vaughn and Clifton Powell.