Dilruk Jayasinha: Victorious Lion

Comedy, Comedy festival
A close-up of comedian Dilruk Jayasinha in a purple velvet jacket
Photograph: Supplied/MICF

Time Out says

Nobody can stop the Sri Lankan import's stupendous smile from lighting up a room

Single has been an extended way of life for Sri Lankan import Dilruk Jayasinha, but don’t expect Victorious Lion to be a pity party. He’s done the work, physically and mentally, to be super-comfortable taking himself out on dates where he unashamedly orders pasta for two, for one, even if it freaks out waiters and fellow diners. When he has embraced the dating game, he's been confronted with wild racism. But he’s not ashamed to get it on with them in a power reclamation way.

His stories are wildly funny, and his hard-earned confidence is a joy to behold. So much so that he has also found himself invited into the uber-exclusive Raya dating app, alongside such noted celebrities as Channing Tatum and John Mayer. But not, sadly, his fellow Melbourne comedian Tommy Little, who continually hounds him for a recc.

Jayasinha's name literally translates to show title, and he has an innate ability to eke uproarious laughter from the worst of the worst. Including the fellow CBD tower resident who confused him for an Uber eats delivery dude. His sunny disposition is indomitable, much to the consternation of exasperated producers during his stint on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, who desperately wanted a breakdown.

Nothing is off limits, and that makes for a rapid-fire hour.

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