Dilruk Jayasinha

WINNER Most Popular New Talent, 2018 Logies
"You'll be hard-pressed to find a more buoyant, joyful comedian"
- Pedestrian

Hailing from Sri Lanka, Dilruk Jayasinha moved 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…

Dil is now one of the most in demand headliners on the Australian comedy scene, with a reputation for consistently nailing his shows with his positive, upbeat brand of stand-up. Dil has been invited to perform all over the country as well as internationally, he appeared at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Just for Laughs festival, and in 2017 he completely sold out his run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival with his show The Art of the Dil. Going from strength to strength, at this year’s festival Dilruk performed to sold out audiences in the iconic Lower Town Hall – a venue where he once watched his comedy heroes.

Dilruk has since recorded two  hour long stand up specials, one for the ABC and the second for Amazon prime which was released globally in 2020. He also featured in Amazon’s smash hit program LOL: Last One Laughing Australia alongside Rebel Wilson.

Along with regular appearances on Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention?, andHughesy We Have a Problem,a recent debut appearance on ABC’s Spicks and Specks, has seen Dilruk’s charming and poised demeanour  become a staple in Australian homes.

In 2018, Dil received one of the highest accolades in Australian entertainment – the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the 2018 Logie Awards.

In 2019 Dilruk reprised his role in the fourth season of ABC TV’s award-winning Utopia, performed at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and returned to Edinburgh for the second year running with his new show, Cheat Day(s).

Most recently, Dilruk appeared in the sixth series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Australia and performed in the 2021 Melbourne Comedy Festival Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow which was aired on ABC TV. You can catch him now on Network Ten’s favorite Australian Dramedy How To Stay Married.

  • Television
  • Live Shows
  • Radio
  • Awards
  • Corporate
  • Other Notable Work

2020 – Stan: Lockdown Comedy Festival (Stand Up Segment)

2020 – Network Ten: I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Australia (Contestant)

2019 – ABC TV: The Yearly with Charlie Pickering (Drump History segment)

2019 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala (Comedy Spot)

2019 – Network Ten: My Life is Murder (Acting)

2019 – Channel Nine: 20 to 1 (Contibutor)

2019 – Comedy Channel: JFL Stand Up Australia (Comedy Spot)

2019 – Channel Nine: TV Week Logie Awards (Presenter)

2019 – Fox Sports: Fox Sports Cricket Show (Guest)

2019 – Fox Footy: Up The Guts (Guest)

2019 – Fox Footy: The Beep Test (Guest)

2019 – Foxtel: Thrones 360 (Guest)

2019 – Network Ten: Celebrity Name Game (Guest)

2016-19 – Network Ten: Have You Been Paying Attention? (Guest)

2017-19 – ABC TV: Utopia (Acting – Character of Ashan)

2018 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala (Comedy spot)

2018 – Channel Nine: True Story with Hamish and Andy (Acting)

2018 – Network Ten: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Guest)

2016 – Comedy Channel: JFL Stand Up Series (Comedy Spot)

You can download a full list of Television credits below

 

2020 – Victorious Lion – Solo Show
Perth Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2019 – Cheat Day(s) – Solo Show
Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2018 – Bundle of Joy – Solo Show
Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Soho Theatre, Amazon Stand Up special

2017 – The Art Of The Dil – Solo Show
Perth Fringeworld, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, YACK Festival Sydney

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

 

You can download a full list of Live Show credits below

2020 – Fox Breakfast: Guest Co-Host

2018-19 -ABC: Melbourne ABC Melbourne Afternoons (Fill in host)

2017-18 – Various: Regular guest on various radio stations across the country to promote his many television and live appearances

2017 – Triple M: Sydney Merrickville – Drive with Merrick Watts (Regular Guest Co-Host)

2010 – SYN FM: Dilconceived Notions (12 part series)

2018: WINNER, Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent, The 59th TV Week Logie Awards

Dilruk is a regular for corporate functions and has done appearances for companies such as the Hawthorn Football Club, Pitcher Partners, Emerge Festival for Multicultural Arts Victoria, and The Moree NSW Multicultural Festival.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2016 – 2018

Host – Canberra Comedy Festival Christmas Gala 2017

AFL North Melbourne Grand Final Breakfast 2017

Splendour In The Grass Comedy – 2015-16

Cricket Australia – Inside the Bash video package

Optus Sport online interview with Kumar Sanga

The Little Dum Dum Club Podcast, Regular

Rottofest, 2013 & 2015

Support for Wil Anderson