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The literal translation of ‘Jayasinha’ is Victorious Lion. It’s a name befitting of a leader or a king. It’s a name with swagger. But is it suitable for Dilruk?
Dil has certainly had a pretty victorious year. He’s performed sell out shows around the country and the world, including the invite-only Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. He’s been all over your TV screens, on shows like “Have You Been Paying Attention?” and “Utopia”. But he still doesn’t feel like the triumphant king of the animal kingdom his name suggests. It’s time for Dilruk to work out if he is a Victorious Lion by nature or by name only.
Content warning: Occasional course language.
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, and in 2017 he completely sold out his run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival with his show The Art of the Dil. 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? and Hughesy We Have a Problem. He also appeared at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Just for Laughs festival. 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. This year, 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). He also recorded a stand up special for release globally on Amazon Prime in 2020.
WINNER Most Popular New Talent, 2018 Logies
"You'll be hard-pressed to find a more buoyant, joyful comedian" - Pedestrian
“An absolute delight, guaranteed to send you into the night with a broad smile.” Chortle
“Fast pace, excellent comedic timing… you won’t be disappointed.” ★★★★ The Age
“A side-splitting and thought-provoking night of comedy.” ★★★★ ½ The West Australian
“A brilliant hour.” ★★★★ Herald Sun