Hailing from Sri Lanka, Dilruk Jayasinha 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 one of the most in demand headliners on the Australian comedy scene, 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 show The Art of the Dil. He also appeared at the Sydney Opera House that year as part of the Just for Laughs festival.
He returned to Australian festivals in 2018 with his biggest and best show yet Bundle of Joy, culminating with his debut solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe which he followed with a run at Soho Theatre in London’s West End.
Dilruk has recorded an hour long stand up special for the ABC, and is a regular on Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? He was also a regular actor on the third season of ABC TV’s award-winning Utopia, and team captain on quiz show CRAM for Network Ten.
These break out TV performances resulted in Dil receiving one of the highest accolades in Australian entertainment – the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the 2018 Logies.
Dilruk is certainly making Australia his home.