Darren Brand and Desi Banks

with Desi Banks and Darren Brand

Darren Brand, also known as (Big Baby) is a American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and host best known for being a member of the comedy group "The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show" along with his fellow cast members, Chico Bean and B-Daht. He is one of the recurring cast members of Wild 'N Out on MTV and MTV2. Besides him being a cast member of WNO, he has also made numerous appearances in Season 3 of another MTV show, Joking Off. Brand also hosted the nomination special for the 2017 BET Awards and also appeared in a special revealing the nominations a year later. In 2018, he secured his first national commercial project with McDonalds and is starring in the MTV web series 'Basic to Bougie.'

Desi Banks is an Atlanta comedian, actor, and writer that is known for his short videos showcasing his unique characters. Banks developed a skill for making people laugh through various social media platforms. This Atlanta native proves himself to be a charismatic, comedian genius that serves as all of your favorite people combined into one. You might know him for his characters: Lil Johnny, Keisha, Grandma Resa, and Uncle Earl, but he’s also finding his way to the stage doing standup, as well as acting. From being featured in movies like ‘Love by Chance’ alongside Terri J. Vaughn, Atandwa Kani, and Clifton Powell or collaborating with Wild N’ Out star, B. Simone to create unremitting content; he’s always working.



Desi Banks

Desi Banks is an Atlanta comedian, actor, and writer that is known for his short videos showcasing his unique characters. Banks developed a skill for making people laugh through various social media platforms. This Atlanta native proves himself to be a charismatic, comedian genius that serves as all of your favorite people combined into one. You might know him for his characters: Lil Johnny, Keisha, Grandma Resa, and Uncle Earl, but he’s also finding his way to the stage doing standup, as well as acting. From being featured in movies like ‘Love by Chance’ alongside Terri J. Vaughn, Atandwa Kani, and Clifton Powell or collaborating with Wild N’ Out star, B. Simone to create unremitting content; he’s always working.

Darren Brand

Darren Brand, also known as (Big Baby) is a American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and host best known for being a member of the comedy group "The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show" along with his fellow cast members, Chico Bean and B-Daht. He is one of the recurring cast members of Wild 'N Out on MTV and MTV2. Besides him being a cast member of WNO, he has also made numerous appearances in Season 3 of another MTV show, Joking Off. Brand also hosted the nomination special for the 2017 BET Awards and also appeared in a special revealing the nominations a year later. In 2018, he secured his first national commercial project with McDonalds and is starring in the MTV web series 'Basic to Bougie.'

06/23/2019 7:00 PM

Door Time: 6:00 PM

Other Showtimes

The Nothing But Funny comedy tour is coming to the DC Improv!

You've seen Darren Brand all over -- he's one of the stand-outs on "Wild N Out," and his other projects with MTV have had him all over your TV screen. And he's a great stand-up, who has graced our stage in the past as part of the Freestyle Funny comedy tour.

Desi Banks is a breakout star who has built a huge fan base on social media -- the Atlanta native reaches hundreds of thousands of people through YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and more. You might know him for his characters: Lil Johnny, Keisha, Grandma Resa, and Uncle Earl, but he’s also finding his way to the stage doing stand-up, as well as acting.

Now they're teaming up for this one-night-only event.


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Admission Policies

  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.
  • There is a two-item minimum per ticket. This can be any combination of food items or beverages. Bottled water and soft drinks count as items. (The two-item minimum does not apply to comedy classes.)

Seating Policies

  • For our main showroom, the first show of any night is the "early" show. All other shows are "late" shows. Early shows are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive at the club, the greater your seating options will be. Late shows have assigned seating, and assignments are made in order of ticket purchase. The earlier you buy tickets, the better your seats will be (i.e. closer to the stage). Click here for a more detailed explanation of seating policies.
  • For our lounge, all shows regardless of start time are seated by time of arrival.

Darren Brand, also known as (Big Baby) is a American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and host best known for being a member of the comedy group "The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show" along with his fellow cast members, Chico Bean and B-Daht. He is one of the recurring cast members of Wild 'N Out on MTV and MTV2. Besides him being a cast member of WNO, he has also made numerous appearances in Season 3 of another MTV show, Joking Off. Brand also hosted the nomination special for the 2017 BET Awards and also appeared in a special revealing the nominations a year later. In 2018, he secured his first national commercial project with McDonalds and is starring in the MTV web series 'Basic to Bougie.'

Desi Banks is an Atlanta comedian, actor, and writer that is known for his short videos showcasing his unique characters. Banks developed a skill for making people laugh through various social media platforms. This Atlanta native proves himself to be a charismatic, comedian genius that serves as all of your favorite people combined into one. You might know him for his characters: Lil Johnny, Keisha, Grandma Resa, and Uncle Earl, but he’s also finding his way to the stage doing standup, as well as acting. From being featured in movies like ‘Love by Chance’ alongside Terri J. Vaughn, Atandwa Kani, and Clifton Powell or collaborating with Wild N’ Out star, B. Simone to create unremitting content; he’s always working.



Desi Banks

Darren Brand