About Suren

Fast establishing himself on the Australian comedy circuit, Suren Jayemanne is touted as one of the best comedic acts "on the come up"* by people who oughta know.

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 ABC’s Comedy Up Late, Tonightly with Tom Ballard and SBS’ The Feed.  He has also written for projects with both networks.  He has performed 3 solo shows at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival & Sydney Comedy Festival and in 2018 debuted at Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe.

Born in Melbourne and currently based in Sydney, Suren performs regularly at comedy clubs throughout Australia.  In addition, 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 ABC’s Comedy Up Late, Tonightly with Tom Ballard and SBS’ The Feed.  He has also written for projects with both networks.  He has performed 3 solo shows at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival & Sydney Comedy Festival and in 2018 debuted at Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe.

Born in Melbourne and currently based in Sydney, Suren performs regularly at comedy clubs throughout Australia.  In addition, 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.

In 2019 Suren was a participant in the AFTRS NSW Talent Camp, a skills development program for emerging screen creatives. The following year, Suren was selected to represent NSW in the much sought after National Talent Camp.  Suren is currently developing a TV series “Machans” with fellow Talent Camp participant Neilesh Verma.

*from hip hop, meaning: up and coming.

Things Suren has done:

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

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 ‘Australia Debates’ – ABC

2020 ‘Australia Talks’ – ABC

2020 ‘At Home Alone Together’ – ABC

2018 ‘Tonightly with Tom Ballard’ – ABC

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