Season 5, Episode 7 – Dilruk Jayasinha

Dil’s rise from accountant, to one of Australia’s most successful stand-up comedians is incredible. But what might be even incredible…er is how he was able to finally get sober after years of relying on alcohol. In this vulnerable episode, Dil reveals to Hugh, Ryan and Josh what his life was like when his drinking was out of control, and how when he stopped, it forced him to change the way approached his work and his life.

For tickets to Dilruk’s comedy show “Heart Stopper”, follow this link:
To listen to Dilruk’s podcast ‘Fitbet’ with Ben Lomas, follow this link:
To listen to Dilruk’s podcast, ‘The Drivers Seat’, follow this link:

To listen to Dil phone into Hamish and Andy’s radio show in 2010, follow this link:
To watch the “Life Force” clip from Jonah Hill’s documentary “Stutz”  (full documentary available on Netflix), follow this link:
For book recommendation ‘The Tools’ by Philip Stutz and Barry Michels, follow this link:
To learn more about Philip Stutz and his work, follow this link:
To read the article Hugh mentions, ‘Exercise more effective than medicines to manage mental health’, follow this link:
For book recommendation, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, follow this link:

The Imperfects is not a licensed mental health service and is not a substitute for professional mental health advice, treatment or assessment. This episode discusses alcohol abuse. If you are struggling with your relationship with alcohol, or other drugs, you can access free, confidential, 24/7 support from Counselling Online. Alternatively, seek support from friends and family, your local doctor, therapist, AA Group, or call lifeline on 13 11 14.