About Suren

Suren is a comedian, writer, actor, budding home cook and former tax accountant. If he knew a bit more about gardening, he'd be the perfect man.

In 2014 Suren was selected for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s prestigious showcase ‘The Comedy Zone’.  The following year saw the debut of his stand-up show ‘Eat Praline, Die’ which was selected for Sydney Comedy Festival’s FRESH program for emerging acts.

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In 2014 Suren was selected for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s prestigious showcase ‘The Comedy Zone’.  The following year saw the debut of his stand-up show ‘Eat Praline, Die’ which was selected for Sydney Comedy Festival’s FRESH program for emerging acts.

Suren’s debut stand up comedy special featured on ABC as part of the Comedy Next Gen series and was later released via ABC Comedy Podcasts.  Suren’s other TV appearances include SBS’ Celebrity Letters & Numbers, ABC’s Australia Debates, Comedy Up Late and Tonightly.  Suren is a writer for Wil Anderson and Jan Fran’s new ABC panel show Question Everything. Suren appears regularly on David Astle’s Evenings program on ABC Radio Melbourne. In addition to the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals, he has performed solo shows at both the Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe.

Born in Melbourne and currently based in Sydney, Suren performs regularly at comedy clubs throughout Australia.  Suren has also supported Netflix Superstar Vir Das, as well as local heroes Neel Kolhatkar and Aaron Chen among others.

Suren’s debut stand up comedy special featured on ABC as part of the Comedy Next Gen series and was later released via ABC Comedy Podcasts.  Suren’s other TV appearances include SBS’ Celebrity Letters & Numbers, ABC’s Australia Debates, Comedy Up Late and Tonightly.  Suren is a writer for Wil Anderson and Jan Fran’s new ABC panel show Question Everything. Suren appears regularly on David Astle’s Evenings program on ABC Radio Melbourne. In addition to the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals, he has performed solo shows at both the Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe.

Born in Melbourne and currently based in Sydney, Suren performs regularly at comedy clubs throughout Australia.  Suren has also supported Netflix Superstar Vir Das, as well as local heroes Neel Kolhatkar and Aaron Chen among others.

Suren’s shows have been well received by audiences and critics alike, with top reviews and encore performances due to popular demand.  His comedy, which draws on his experiences as an Australian with Sri Lankan heritage, has been described as insightful, charming, on-point and personable, and most importantly, hilarious.  It’s politically savvy and playful, carefully blending the topical with the ridiculous.

Suren is a writer for Wil Anderson and Jan Fran’s new ABC show, Question Everything. In 2020, Suren was a participant in AFTRS and Screen Australia’s National Talent Camp for emerging diverse writers. His sketch ‘Radical Honesty’ (co written with Neilesh Verma) featured at the 2021 Equity Foundation’s prestigious Diversity Showcase. Suren is currently developing a TV series “Machans” with fellow Talent Camp participant Neilesh Verma.


Things Suren has done:

2022 ‘The Cook Up with Adam Liaw’ (4 episodes) – SBS

2021 ‘Celebrity Letters & Numbers’ – SBS

2021 ‘Australia Debates’ – ABC

2020 ‘Chasers War on 2020’ – ABC 

2020 ‘The Feed’ – SBS

2020 ‘The Insight Audition Tapes’ – SBS

2018 ‘Comedy Next Gen’ special – ABC TV

2018 Appeared on ‘Tonightly with Tom Ballard’ – ABC Comedy

2018 Appeared on Comedy Up Late – ABC Comedy

2017 Appeared on Stand & Deliver – ABC Me

2022 ‘Industry Darling Adjacent’, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2021 ‘Industry Darling Adjacent’, Sydney Comedy Festival

2019 ‘I’m Here, All Weak’, Sydney Comedy Festival

2018 ‘Surenity Now’, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe

2017 ‘Deus Eczemachina’, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival (sold out)

2017 Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour

2016 ‘Wu-Tang Clan Name Generator’, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival (sold out)

2016 ‘Eat Praline, Die’ Perth International Fringe Festival

2015 ‘Eat Praline, Die’ Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2014 The Comedy Zone – Melbourne International Comedy Festival


2021 ‘AACTA Awards’

2021 ‘Question Everything’ – ABC

2021 ‘Australia Debates’ – ABC

2021 ‘Australia Talks’ – ABC

2020 ‘At Home Alone Together’ – ABC

2018 ‘Tonightly with Tom Ballard’ – ABC

2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

2022 Sydney Comedy Festival Galas (Enmore Theatre, Concourse Chatswood)

2022 Comedy Bites Gala ABC Radio (live broadcast) – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2021 Equity Diversity Showcase participant (with project ‘Radical Honesty’)

2021 Wilosophy Podcast with Wil Anderson

2020 Bendigo Bank Life Coach Podcast (Writer & Presenter)

2020 AFTRS National Talent Camp for emerging writers participant

2019 Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) NSW State Talent Camp participant

2019 ABC Comedy Presents podcast

2018 Sydney Comedy Festival Gala – Riverside Theatre

2018 Comedy Bites Gala ABC Radio (live broadcast) – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2017 Sydney Comedy Festival top pick – Timeout

2015 Selected as FRESH artist at Sydney Comedy Festival

2014 Selected for The Comedy Zone showcase at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2014 Comedy Bites Gala ABC Radio (live broadcast) – Melbourne International Comedy Festival