Our upcoming shows at sydney comedy festival

Australian South Asian Centre

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8 May
Wednesday
Manning House
8 May ,Wednesday – 8.15 PM
Daizy Maan, Kripa Krithivasan, Guneet kaur, Chanika Desilva, Kru Harale
9 May
Thursday
Manning House
9 May ,Thursday – 8.15 PM
Daizy Maan, Kripa Krithivasan, Guneet kaur, Chanika Desilva, Ru Halwala, Monica Kumar
10 May
Friday
Manning House
10 May ,Friday – 8.15 PM
Daizy Maan, Kripa Krithivasan, Guneet kaur, Chanika Desilva, Kru Harale
11 May
Saturday
Manning House
11 May ,Saturday – 8.15 PM
Daizy Maan, Kripa Krithivasan, Guneet kaur, Chanika Desilva, Kru Harale, Ru Halwala, Monica Kumar
12 May
Sunday
Manning House
12 May ,Sunday – 8.15 PM
Daizy Maan, Kripa Krithivasan, Guneet kaur, Chanika Desilva, Kru Harale, Ru Halwala, Monica Kumar
11 March
Monday
Gluttony
11 March ,Monday – 6.0 PM
Daizy Maan, Leela Varghese, Kushi Venkatesh, Yasmin Kassim, Amna Bee, Shyaire Ganglani
12 March
Tuesday
Gluttony
12 March ,Tuesday – 6.0 PM
Daizy Maan, Leela Varghese, Kushi Venkatesh, Yasmin Kassim, Amna Bee, Shyaire Ganglani
13 March
Wednesday
Gluttony
13 March ,Wednesday – 6.0 PM
Daizy Maan, Leela Varghese, Kushi Venkatesh, Yasmin Kassim, Amna Bee, Aarti Vincent
14 March
Thursday
Gluttony
14 March ,Thursday – 6.0 PM
Daizy Maan, Leela Varghese, Kushi Venkatesh, Yasmin Kassim, Amna Bee, Kru Harale
15 March
Friday
Gluttony
15 March ,Friday – 6.0 PM
Leela Varghese, Kushi Venkatesh, Yasmin Kassim, Amna Bee, Kru Harale, Kru Harale, Aarti Vincent
16 March
Saturday
Gluttony
16 March ,Saturday – 6.0 PM
Daizy Maan, Leela Varghese, Kushi Venkatesh, Yasmin Kassim, Kru Harale, Aarti Vincent
17 March
Sunday
Gluttony
17 March ,Sunday – 6.0 PM
Daizy Maan, Leela Varghese, Kushi Venkatesh, Yasmin Kassim, Kru Harale, Aarti Vincent

Our Line Up

Featuring Daizy Maan, Kripa Krithivasan, Guneet kaur, Chanika Desilva, Kru Harale, Ru Halwala, Monica Kumar
daizy

Daizy Maan

Her hilarious TikTok videos calling out sexism in Punjabi music and…well…Punjabi men, have garnered over 25 million views. Outside of her secret Tik Tok channel, the Brown Women Comedy producer is passionate about amplifying the voices of South Asian women. Clearly hilarious in Punjabi, Daizy’s giving English a crack this year on stage, as she optimistically enters a sabbatical that her parents keep calling unemployment. She once had a real day job helping clever kids build startups, get rich and go to the moon. Tired of helping white men get richer, she’s now encouraging brown women to get poorer by becoming comedians and joining them on the journey to below minimum wage.
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Kripa Krithivasan

Kripa has been making people laugh for years – she was only two years-old when she realised she loved the sound of her own voice.

Laughing on the outside, dying on the inside, join Kripa as she delves into the depths of her quarter-life crisis.

Guneet-Kaur

Guneet Kaur

A writer, stand-up comedian and producer of Sydney’s best women’s comedy night, ‘Yeah The Girls Comedy’, Guneet made her way onto Sydney’s comedy scene a few years ago and has been leaving audiences in stitches ever since.

A RAW Comedy National Finalist in 2022, Guneet has since performed at some of the most prestigious comedy clubs across the country, including the Comedy Store. Recently she made her mark as a contributing writer on hit ABC show ‘Question Everything’. With her quirky observations and hilarious takes on the complexities of her identity, she has been described as both “sharp” and “anxious” by the Sydney Morning Herald. Guneet is a comedy force not to be missed.

Chanika-DeSilva

Chanika Desilva

This Australian Actor, Writer, Director and Producer, made her screen comedy debut under the watchful eye of Aussie Comedy Legend Matt Okine in The Other Guy (STAN, 2017) and The Chaser’s ABC Comedy Skit show, The Checkout (ABC, 2018).

Chanika has developed her own TV series ‘BS Detector TV’ and short film ‘Love in the Time of Covid’, which screened at the Burbank and SF3 Film Festivals. Her other acting credits include Hyde and Seek (Ch9, 2016), The Reckoning (US 2020) and Reef Break (ABC 2019).

Chanika is also part of the NSW Writer’s Association, is a Special Needs Educator and a mentor at Arise Foundation.

Chanika immigrated to Sydney during Sri Lanka’s civil war, has lived in four continents and travelled to over forty countries. This inspires her as an artist – being interested in people of all persuasions, their stories – and making them laugh out loud.

Following in the footsteps of her “hot dad”, Chani is ready to take on the world one comedy stage at a time. Facing the facts; looks skip a generation, so come down and watch her scramble to develop a personality before her parents get desperate and set her up with a distant cousin.

Kru-Harale

Kru Harale

As seen on ABC’s Win The Week, you’ll find Kru making audiences laugh with her ‘fresh’ (off the boat) perspectives. The Melbourne-based comedian’s vivacious energy crackles through her routine, as she describes her stories about Indians, Australia and globe-trotting.
Having performed alongside Australia’s biggest names including Kitty Flanagan, Dave O’Neil and Anne Edmonds, during 2023, Kru was the female lead in Adelaide Fringe play ‘A Star is Torn’, alongside Greg Fleet, and was also cast in ‘The Breast Of the Fest’ at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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Ru Halwala

Ru galavants around town performing stand up, improv, sketch comedy and drag. She hosts Ru’s Chit-Chat-Cadillac improv comedy podcast, and events like Holi Festival 2024 and The STEAM Room ft. Doctor Karl. Ru’s comedy is a chaotic, eclectic mess dressed in a cute fit. Eat it up, b*tch!

As well as being the Creative Director of ‘Scary Strangers’, which she co-produces alongside her beloved partner, Ru also teaches improv at Improv Theatre Sydney and Sydney Girls High School, and worked as a sketch comedy consultant for the 2022 PoC Revue. She has Bachelor degrees in Business (Public Relations) and Fine Arts (Visual and Interactive Design) from QUT, as well as an Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama from IMEB.

Monica-Kumar

Monica Kumar

The Actor / Writer is currently playing Padma in ‘Shantaram’ (Apple TV+), and Renuka in ‘Wakefield’ (ABC), while writing an upcoming children’s animation with Flying Bark Productions.

Her co-created ABC iView series ‘Carpark Clubbing’, was selected by The Digital First Initiative by Create NSW and won Best Ensemble Cast at Die Seriale Festival, and a Best Writing Award at the NYC Stareable Festival, where she was also nominated for Best Actor.

On stage, Monica has appeared in Belvoir St Theatre’s ‘Counting and Cracking’ (which won at the 2019 Sydney Theatre and Helpmann Awards) and ‘Gravity Guts’, which received three nominations at the 2019 Sydney Fringe Awards. Additionally, she contributes her soprano vocal range to radio and voiceover work. In her spare time, Monica enjoys long walks on the beach, reading fan-fiction…and crying over her Master’s Degree.