Desi Banks announces the Purpose Chaser Tour

May 8, 2023

Tickets Go On-Sale Friday, May 12 at 10 am local

Comedian Desi Banks announced today he’ll bring the Purpose Chaser Tour to the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia, SC on November 11, 2023. For more information and tickets, visit

Desi Banks is the ultimate triple threat – an actor, stand-up comedian, and entrepreneur who’s taking the entertainment world by storm. Having built a strong social media influence, he’s amassed a massive following of over 15 million fans across various platforms and is fast 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.

In 2022, he embarked on a 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, such as Kevin Hart, who has publicly praised him as the “next great” talent. This led to Desi’s cameo appearance in the Hartbeat-produced Super Bowl ’23 commercial for DraftKings, cementing his status as a bonafide superstar.

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. He’s also worked with some of the biggest stars in the industry, including Ludacris, 21 Savage, Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders, etc.

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, writers, and directors, providing a platform to share creative, compelling content with the world. Desi Banks is excited to see his fans on the Purpose Chaser Tour this fall.

Friday, August 18, 2023 | Baton Rouge, LA | River Center Performing Arts Theater

Saturday, August 19, 2023 | Mobile, AL | Saenger Theatre

Friday, September 1, 2023 | St. Louis, MO | The Pageant

Saturday, September 2, 2023 | Atlanta, GA | Tabernacle

Friday, September 15, 2023 | New York, NY | The Town Hall

Friday, September 22, 2023 | Cleveland, OH | Agora Theatre

Saturday, September 23, 2023 | Munhall, PA | Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall

Saturday, October 7, 2023 | Augusta, GA | Miller Theater

Friday, October 13, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV | House of Blues Las Vegas

Saturday, October 14, 2023 | Los Angeles, CA | The Novo

Friday, October 20, 2023 | Albany, GA | Albany Municipal Auditorium

Saturday, October 21, 2023 | New Orleans, LA | Fillmore New Orleans

Friday, November 3, 2023 | Birmingham, AL | The Lyric Theatre

Saturday, November 4, 2023 | Memphis, TN | Minglewood Hall

Friday, November 10, 2023 | Savannah, GA | Johnny Mercer Theatre

Saturday, November 11, 2023 | Columbia, SC | Koger Center for the Arts

Friday, December 1, 2023 | Orlando, FL | Steinmetz Hall – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, December 2, 2023 | Jacksonville, FL | Florida Theatre

Saturday, December 9, 2023 | Hattiesburg, MS | Hattiesburg Saenger Theater

Saturday, December 16, 2023 | Seattle, WA | Neptune Theatre

Friday, December 29, 2023 | Washington DC | Howard Theatre

Saturday, December 30, 2023 | Macon, GA | Macon City Auditorium

Sunday, December 31, 2023 | Charlotte, NC | Knight Theater