Sureni Weerasekera is a Sri Lankan-born, San Diego-raised, & New York-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. She is known for her lighthearted, conversational banter to her ruthless, dark jabs.
She has performed at New York Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Desi Comedy Festival, Oakland Comedy Festival, and Silicon Valley Pride Festival. She recently opened for Hari Kondabolu, Irene Tu, and Ashley Gavin. She has been featured on Amazon Prime and HBO. Sureni was recently featured on Don’t Tell Comedy.
With an aptitude for writing, Sureni was awarded the 2019 Diversity in Comedy Writing Fellowship at Killing My Lobster SF. She is the creator of “Medium Roasts,” a mini-video series about the cafe world, whom she wrote, edited and acted in.
She runs a monthly show called Earth Tones at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY featuring QTBIPIOC comics.
In 2023, Gold Comedy named Weerasekera one of “23 Comedians to Watch in 2023”
In 2019, 7×7 named Sureni one the “5 Bay Area Comedians on the Rise.” They described her as a “seasoned comedian” with a “straightforward brand of humor that has commanded the stages at Cobb’s Comedy Club and SF Punchline.”
In 2018, The Daily Californian described Sureni’s “humorous quips” as featuring “an ease with performing typically uncommon for someone still fairly fresh to the game.” Study Breaks said, “Weerasekera is a firecracker: she’s exciting, unpredictable, and unafraid to speak her mind.”