Desi Alexander is a stand up comic from Baltimore and a former school teacher. This dual life he's lived truly is a blessing and influences a lot of his material.
Ironically, his late father named him after a joke from Eddie Murphy's historic "Delirious" stand-up special that debut in 1984 and he has lived up to the reputation. He's a multi-talented comedian/actor/writer with limitless material and a lot of energy to bring to the stage. He's opened for Kevin Hart, Tommy Davidson, Paul Mooney and countless legends in comedy.
Desi grew up in the tough streets of Baltimore. He is the youngest of 2 older siblings, one having cerebral palsy. This forced him to grow up fast and understand the importance of taking care of someone with special needs. Although some of his friends questioned him and made him feel embarrassed about having a brother in a wheelchair, he looked at it as a blessing in disguise, teaching him unconditional love and responsibility. Desi's mother and father played a big role in grooming him for the stage. His mother being a play-writer/director and father being the joker of the family, he was the camera man for all of her productions and Desi was always ready for the camera.
Desi has always enjoyed making people laugh. His father had a heavy influence in him in comedy. Every night always listening to old Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby records, and watching Eddie Murphy, Desi paid attention at an early age. In school he used to finish his work early and perform for his friends causing him to skip a grade from 3rd to 4th in a matter of moments. This translated throughout his academic life while charming friends and teachers. One of his best friends in high school was the first person to tell him he should do comedy, taking him around to different groups of friends getting him to tell the same stories over and over because they were hysterical.
Desi first tried comedy at the age of 22, he was eating at a restaurant that had a comedy club above it, "The Comedy Factory." He asked his waiter where the laughter was coming from, having no clue the club was even there. He signed up for the open mic contest, made it to the semi-finals and was eliminated for doing over his time on stage. Thinking it was over, he went to head home to tell his dad "how fun comedy was," and he was approached by a veteran comedian. He was told to continue to do it because his material was relatable, the crowd loved him, and he was made for the stage. Desi turned this dream into a reality years later and continues to do comedy all across the country.
Desi has a great reputation of being able to adjust to any audience. Ever since his father passed in 2009 he looked at life way different. He took chances more and stayed ready for anything. He became a teacher and it made him stronger on stage. Knowing if he could keep the attention of kindergarteners and make them laugh for a hour, comedy would be even easier. He also became a mentor for the youth in the Baltimore community to help enrich the lives of our youth in the city. When he is off the road ,he is doing that and being a full time dad, following in his fathers footsteps.
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