Ru Halwala

Ru is a Sydney comedian, improviser, actor, producer, writer and drag king who fights crime against bad taste in her spare time. She is half of the sketch comedy duo/production company Scary Strangers and produces a monthly comedy variety night called Are You Havin’ A Laugh?!

Ru’s comedy career kicked off as a student at ITS, having completed levels 1 through 5 of improv, then moving on to perform as part of ITS house teams Your Choice of Dipping Sauce, Shared Custody, The Rich Macaulay Culkin Group and Tetromino. During this time she performed regularly at Giant Dwarf and ITS, and began delving into other comedy genres including sketch comedy, stand up and drag. She has also appeared on PedestrianTV.

She holds dual bachelor degrees in Business (Public Relations) and Fine Arts (Interactive and Visual Design) from Queensland University of Technology, along with an Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama from the International Music Examinations Board. She has spent many years in the corporate world as a marketing, events, social media and graphic design worker-bee, and is #blessed to be leaving her office life behind to pursue bigger and brighter endeavours.