Shalaka Kurup. Credit: Andy Hollingworth
Shalaka Kurup

Shalaka Kurup

  • 30 years old
  • From India
  • Comedian, stand-up comedian, writer and researcher

Shalaka Kurup is an award-winning stand-up comedian and seasoned Roast Battle-r

30 years-old
Home town
Resident of
United Kingdom (London)

Shalaka is an observational comedian and a huge fan of living, laughing & loving.
She's performed at venues across London, including Angel Comedy, Vauxhall Comedy Club and the Comedy Store.

West End New Act of the Year 2023
Pleasance Reserve 2023
Leicester Comedy Festival Circuit Breaker 2023
Brighton Komedia New Act 2023: Runner Up
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2023: Third Place
2Northdown New Act Competition 2022: Finalist

"Deadpan joy" - James Walsh, The Morning Star
"an impressive arsenal of cool, sardonic stand-up" - Chortle

"Tiny, no-nonsense, and approximately 50 per cent spectacles, Shalaka Kurup is deadpan joy"

Morning Star (James Walsh)

"...while she presents herself as well-mannered and strait-laced - a doctor by day - her material has a more bite and naughtiness. A well-constructed set and air of easy professionalism appeal"

Chortle (Steve Bennett)

"An impressive arsenal of cool, sardonic stand-up...aloof, well-spoken delivery...she has an ear for a good punchline and can subvert racial stereotypes with the best of them"

Chortle (Steve Bennett)

"(a) sardonic and savvy set...a very appealing comic package"

Chortle (Steve Bennett)
Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year 2023
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (Nominee)
Brighton Komedia New Comedy Award 2023
Main Award (Nominee)
West End New Act of the Year 2023
Main Award (Winner)
Circuit Breakers 2023
Main Award (Winner)
2Northdown New Act Competition 2022
Main Prize (Finalist)
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