Dilruk Jayasinha

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Dilruk Jayasinha

Hailing from Sri Lanka, Dilruk 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, Dilruk 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 and in 2017 he completely sold out his run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his brand new show The Art of the Dil.

Dilruk has recorded an hour long special for the ABC and is a regular on Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? he’s also appeared at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Just for Laughs festival.

Dilruk has also just scored his own TV show as team captain on brand new panel show CRAM for Network Ten alongside fellow team captain Virginia Gay and host, Peter Helliar, not to mention becoming a regular, acting in ABC TV’s award winning Utopia

DILRUK JAYASINHA

Comedian 

After moving to Australia on his own from Sri Lanka at the age of 19, Dilruk 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 Dilruk 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 on the Australian comedy circuit, you would be hard pressed to miss seeing Dil’s name on the bill at the best rooms around the country on an almost weekly basis.    

 

On top of being invited to perform all over the country, Dil has also toured internationally with headline spots in KL, Penang and Singapore. He’s performed at six Melbourne International Comedy Festivals and in 2017 returned with a completely sold-out, smash hit show The Art Of The Dil.

 

In 2016. Dilruk 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?, which he has been a regular on since.

 

Dilruk has recorded an hour long special for the ABC and also appeared at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Just for Laughs festival, an appearance that was also broadcast on The Comedy Channel.

 

In 2017, Dilruk has also become a regular acting on ABC TV’s award winning Utopia and he has scored his own TV show as team captain on brand new panel show CRAM for Network Ten alongside fellow team captain Virginia Gay and host Peter Helliar.

 

Dilruk is certainly making Australia his home. 

 

 

 

“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

 

TELEVISION

2017 ABC TV Utopia (Acting - Character of Ashan)
2017 Channel Nine True Story with Hamish and Andy (Acting)
2017 ABC TV Comedy Up Late (Comedy Spot)
2017 SBS Face Up To Racism (Guest Panellist)
2016-17 Channel Ten Have You Been Paying Attention? (Guest)
2016 Comedy Channel JFL Stand Up Series (Comedy Spot)
2015 ABC 1 Sammy J And Randy In Rickett's Lane (Acting - Character of Michael Jayasinha)
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)

 

RADIO

2010 SYN FM Dilconceived Notions (12 part series)

 

LIVE SHOWS

2017 The Art Of The Dil - Solo Show, Perth Fringeworld, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2015-16 Sri Wanka - Solo Show, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Perth Fringeworld, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Comedy Store Sydney
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

 

AWARDS

National Finalist: Green Faces Comedy Competition, 2012
Runner Up: Young Guns of Comedy Competition, Comic's Lounge Melbourne, 2012

 

CORPORATE

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
Support for Wil Anderson

 

 

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Updated: August 2017