Sureni Weerasekera is a Sri Lankan-born, San Diego-raised, & San Francisco-based stand up comedian, actor and writer. Currently suffering a college sentence at UC Berkeley by her immigrant parents, comedian Sureni Weerasekera combines her puppy-like heart with the void where her soul should be, to write captivating material. Starting at just seventeen, she has garnered considerable respect in San Diego and the Bay Area for her lighthearted, conversational banter to her ruthless, dark jabs that shed light on cultural dilemmas in a palatable, enticing way. In 2018, The Daily Californian described her “humorous quips” as featuring “an ease with performing typically uncommon for someone still fairly fresh to the game.”
She has featured at Desi Comedy Festival, San Francisco’s Punchline Comedy Club, San Diego’s Madhouse Comedy Club and, was recently selected as a semi-finalist for 2017 NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity Showcase.
Sureni hosts and co-produces one Berkeley’s top shows, Pizza Party and is a contributing writer/actor for sketch group “Making Something Awesome.”
The Daily Californian | (March 21, 2018)