Albany Municipal Auditorium

October 20th 2023 // 7:30pm

Desi Banks

Event Details

Today, comedian Desi Banks announced The Purpose Chaser Tour. The 23-city tour kicks off on August 18 at River Center Performing Arts Theater in Baton Rouge, LA making stops across the U.S. in Atlanta, New York, Las Vegas and more before wrapping up in Charlotte at Knight Theater on December 31.


TICKETS: General onsale for The Purpose Chaser Tour will begin Friday, May 12 at 10am local time at



Fri Aug 18 – Baton Rouge, LA – River Center Performing Arts Theater

Sat Aug 19 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre Mobile

Fri Sep 01 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

Sat Sep 02 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

Fri Sep 15 – New York, NY – The Town Hall

Fri Sep 22 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre

Sat Sep 23 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall

Sat Oct 07 – Augusta, GA – Miller Theater

Fri Oct 13 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Las Vegas

Sat Oct 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo

Fri Oct 20 – Albany, GA – Albany Municipal Auditorium

Sat Oct 21 – New Orleans, LA – Fillmore New Orleans

Fri Nov 03 – Birmingham, AL – The Lyric Theatre

Sat Nov 04 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall

Fri Nov 10 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre

Sat Nov 11 – Columbia, SC – Koger Center for the Arts

Fri Dec 01 – Orlando, FL – Steinmetz Hall – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Sat Dec 02 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre

Sat Dec 09 – Hattiesburg, MS – Saenger Theater Hattiesburg

Fri Dec 29 – Washington DC – Howard Theatre

Sat Dec 30 – Macon, GA – Macon City Auditorium

Sun Dec 31 – Charlotte, NC – Knight Theater


About Desi Banks

Desi Banks is the ultimate triple threat – actor, stand-up comedian, and entrepreneur who's taking the entertainment world by storm. Having built a strong social media influence he’s amassed an immense following of over 15 million fans across various platforms and is swiftly becoming a household name; known for his razor-sharp wit and hilarious comedic timing. As an executive, he’s the CEO and founder of Desi Banks Productions. His organic rise as a stand-up comedian is unparalleled, as he quickly climbed the ranks and cemented his status as a tour de force in just a few short years. With the highly anticipated "Purpose Chaser" theatre tour kicking off in August, Desi looks forward to seeing his fans and delivering new material.


In 2022, he embarked on his own 50-city tour, selling out headline dates both nationally and internationally, with over 50,000 tickets sold. He's a favorite at colleges, a hit at comedy clubs, and has effortlessly transitioned into theaters and arenas; Touring with heavyweights like Mike Epps, Deray Davis, Kountry Wayne, Gary Owens, Lavell Crawford, and more. With his ever-growing fanbase, Desi is undoubtedly one of stand-up's brightest stars of today and the future.


Desi's talent has caught the attention of legends in comedy, most notably Kevin Hart, who has publicly praised him as the "next great" talent. This led to Desi's cameo in the Hartbeat- produced Super Bowl 23' commercial for DraftKings, proving that Desi Banks is a force to bereckoned with.


As an actor, Desi has appeared in major motion pictures such as Will Packer's "Little" starring Issa Rae and Regina Hall, as well as the Terry J. Vaughn-produced and directed "Merry Wish-Mas" and "Love By Chance." He also landed a lead role in the indie-horror film "Haunted Trail," which can be seen on BET+, Amazon Prime, and other platforms.


As a prolific content creator, Desi has produced over 3,500 original videos to date. Through Desi Banks Productions, he's created opportunities for aspiring actors and creators as well as providing a platform to share creative, compelling content with the world. He's worked with some of the biggest stars in the industry, including Ludacris, 21 Savage, and others, solidifying his status as a bona fide superstar.




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