Dilruk Jayasinha: Cheat Day(s)

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Poignant and Self-Deprecating, Provocative and Polished

The slick and witty Dilruk Jayasinha is back at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a new, swanky, intellectually-provocative and hilariously-polished show: Cheat Day(s).  With sold out shows across Australia, plentiful television appearances – one of which earned him a Logie award, Dilruk is one of Australia’s favourite and most likeable comedians, with a face and personality equivalent to a hug.

So what is Cheat Day(s) about?

On the surface, it is simply Jayasinha’s journey to lose 35 kilograms and finally achieve a weight range in the double digits. But, as you peel away the surface layers – sharply-written anecdotes and perfectly-timed zingers on his upbringing in Sri Lanka; his obsession and love for food; graphic self-deprecating humour on his sexual encounters that is borderline TMI; his therapy sessions; his decision and subsequent challenges to lose and keep the weight off  – you’ll see that Cheat Day(s) is about so much more than just losing weight: it is about self-love, determination, self-respect, motivation, self-awareness and making long-lasting changes.

Jayasinha is undoubtedly a master-comic-in-the-making. With expressive, poignant, comedic storytelling, he delivers gold with his authentic, fast-paced, side-splitting humour that leaves audiences out-of-breath laughing with aching cheekbones and stitches throughout.

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This review appeared originally on Tea Addict’s Reviews, all bangerz no mash, because she only reviews what she likes.

Josie Leung

Author: Josie Leung

Josie Leung is a strong advocate for writing and spreading positivity when it comes to reviews. She’s been writing and managing her own positive reviews blog Tea Addicts Reviews for more than 5 years. A proud theatre and comedy nerd, Josie is passionate for the performing arts and is an avid musical theatre, plays and stand up comedy attendee who’s always looking for more shows to see. She tweets @josie0412

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