Sureni Weerasekera is a Sri Lankan-born, San Diego-raised, & San Francisco-based stand up comedian, actor and writer. Sureni combines her puppy-like heart with the void where her soul should be, to write captivating material. Starting at just seventeen, she has garnered respect in the Bay Area for her lighthearted, conversational banter to her ruthless, dark jabs that shed light on cultural dilemmas in a palatable, enticing way. She recently opened for Comedy Central’s Roast Battle Champion, Frank Castillo.
She has featured at 2019 SF Sketchfest and Desi Comedy Festival. 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 writes, edits and acts in.
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 fire cracker: she’s exciting, unpredictable, and unafraid to speak her mind.”
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.”
The Daily Californian | (March 21, 2018)