Dilruk Jayasinha

Shake It Up welcomes our newest Ambassador, Dilruk Jayasinha to the team! 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.

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 warmed the hearts of viewers, making it all the way through to the semi-finals on Celebrity Masterchef – despite having only recently taught him self how to cook while being stuck at home during 2020.