Suren Jayemanne

COMEDIAN | WRITER | QUALIFIED (BUT NOT PRACTICING) ACCOUNTANT

 

 

WHO'S SUREN?

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extremely quick witted... a loveable character

★ ★ ★ ★
— The Adelaide Advertiser

Comedian, writer, and qualified (but not practicing) chartered accountant, Suren Jayemanne is fast becoming one of the must see acts in Australian comedy.

Suren began as a graduate in the corporate tax team at KPMG in 2009, but we're guessing you're not here to hear about that... A year or two later, Suren dipped his toes into the world of stand-up comedy, motivated mostly by jealousy, after a close friend's success, though he wouldn't admit to that now.

Suren has been touted as one of the best acts "on the come up" (a phrase appropriated from hip hop culture, meaning: up and coming) in Australia 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, Suren's debut stand-up show 'Eat Praline, Die', was selected for Sydney Comedy Festival's FRESH program for emerging acts. In 2017, ABC TV invited Suren to film his stand-up hour, 'Deus Eczemachina', for the Comedy Next Gen series.

Suren has performed 3 solo shows at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival & Sydney Comedy Festival and will be making his debut at Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. Suren's shows have been well received by audiences and critics alike, with top reviews and encore performances due to popular demand.

Suren's comedy 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.

 

f*cking hilarious”... “a wonderful comedian whom I would like to see playing much bigger rooms immediately...

★ ★ ★ ★
— The Daily Review
 

Things SUREN's DONE

TV APPEARANCES

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

FESTIVAL SHOWS

2018 'Surenity Now', Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival

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

Accolades AND OTHER APPEARANCES

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

 

engaging and thought provoking - but most of all, funny

★ ★ ★ ★
— Fest Mag Adelaide
 

 

Photographer: Bri Hammond

Poster design: Bill Kelly

 

© Suren Jayemanne 2017