Hailing from Sri Lanka, Dil relocated to Melbourne to attend university. Having completed a degree in accounting, he started working for one of the "Big Four." However, after performing at an open mic night in 2010, that all changed...
In a bittersweet turn of events, Dil was unceremoniously fired from his accounting job at the same time his comedy career was taking shape. Just as Dil had, it turns out his managers had noticed that his heart lay elsewhere.
Dil is now a regular on the comedy scene around Melbourne and with a reputation for consistently nailing his shows, Dil has been invited to perform all over the country as well as internationally. In 2016 he returned for his sixth Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his smash-hit show; Sri Wanka, made his Australian television debut on smash hit prime time show Have You Been Paying Attention?, recorded his first hour long stand up show for the ABC and appeared at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Just for Laughs festival.
After moving to Australia on his own from Sri Lanka at the age of 19, Dil was well on his way toward making his parents proud by making good use of his finance and accounting degree. However, in 2009 he was unceremoniously fired by one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.
Just as Dil had, his managers noted that he had absolutely no interest in being a full time accountant. Dil then promptly jumped up for his first gig in September 2010 and hasn’t looked back since.
Now a regular across the Melbourne comedy circuit, you would be hard pressed to go a week without seeing Dil’s name on the bill at the best rooms in the city.
With a reputation for consistently nailing his shows in Melbourne, Dil has been invited to perform all over the country as well as internationally with headline spots in KL, Penang and Singapore. He’s also performed at five Melbourne International Comedy Festivals and he’ll be returning in 2016 with his smash hit show from this year’s Melbourne Fringe Sri Wanka.
Dil is also a regular across community radio and television including a 12-episode season of his own interview show Dilconceived Notions for SYN FM in 2010, which saw him drill local comic’s for knowledge. You may have seen him on Channel 31 where after killing it with his first stand up performance on Live on Bowen, he was invited back to co-host over 20 times.
In 2014, Dil scored his first primetime comedy spot for SBS where he appeared in their Stand Up at Bella Union series, and in 2015 you can see him in ABC TV’s highly anticipated six-part series of Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane in the recurring role of Michael Jayasinha.
Dil’s star has continued to rise in 2016. He finally bought his first TV just in time to watch his Australian Television debut, with his first appearance on Network Ten’s smash hit prime time show Have You Been Paying Attention?, and was immediately invited back for his second appearance.
Going from strength to strength, he has also recorded his first hour long stand up show for the ABC and appeared at the Sydney Opera House for the Just for Laughs festival by invitation.
Watch this space.
“Extremely endearing comedian who wears his heart on his sleeve” Herald Sun
“a charming, funny comic with a likability that burns bright” Chortle
“one of the warmest and most endearing acts on the circuit” In Batmania
“is one avowed Aussie that’s indisputably one to watch.” Herald Sun
|2016||Channel Ten||Have You Been Paying Attention? (Guest)|
|2015||ABC 1||Sammy J And Randy In Rickett's Lane (Acting)|
|2015||C31||About Tonight (Guest Host)|
|2014||SBS2||Stand Up @ The Bella Union (Stand Up)|
|2013||ABC 1||It's A Date (Acting)|
|2013||C31||Live On Bowen (Co-host season 2 & season 3)|
|2010||SYN FM||Dilconceived Notions (12 part series)|
|2015||Sri Wanka - Solo Show, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Perth Fringeworld, Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2015||Immigrateful - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2014||Dilruk Jayasinha is Kind of a Big Dil - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2013||RomCom - Two-man Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2012||RomCom - Two-man Show, Melbourne Fringe Festival|
|2012||The Wrong People - Improv group performances, Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2012||4's KIN - Four-man Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2011||4's KIN - Four-man Show, Melbourne Fringe Festival|
National Finalist: Green Faces Comedy Competition, 2012
Runner Up: Young Guns of Comedy Competition, Comic's Lounge Melbourne, 2012
Dilruk is a regular for corporate functions and has appeared for companies such as Hawthorn Football Club, Pitcher Partners, Emerge Festival for Multicultural Arts Victoria, and The Moree NSW Multicultural Festival.
OTHER NOTABLE WORK
Just For Laughs Sydney Opera House 2016
Splendour In The Grass Comedy 2015-16
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2016
Cricket Australia - Inside the Bash video package
Optus Sport online interview with Kumur Sanga
The Little Dum Dum Club Podcast, Regular
Rottofest, 2013 & 2015
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Updated: September 2016