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The award-winning debut of Best Newcomer Charlie Lewin (MICF 2021).

Charlie Lewin never felt like a magpie. Which is probably a good thing, because they’re all full of shit. From Catholic boy’s school all the way to Grindr, Cockatiel is a hilarious and heartfelt snapshot of the life of a queer kid from Melbourne trying to find his flock.

Bending genre and gender, stand-up and song, Best Newcomer (MICF 2021) Charlie Lewin makes his hotly anticipated Midsumma debut in this whip-smart and relatable coming-of-age tale that will speak to every strange little drama kid trying to figure it all out.

As a standup, sketch comic, podcaster and playwright, Charlie has always loved comedy that plays with form. A jack of many trades, Charlie is proud to bring original songs and a true sense of theatre to the world of stand-up comedy.

"He's here. He's queer. Snap up a ticket, quick!"
— The Age
"A rising star of standup. Lewin commands the stage like a Broadway theatre"
— The Music
"Fresh, reflective and very funny. This performer has a sparkling future ahead of him"
— Weekend Notes

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WHEN 11-12 Feb | Fri, Sat 7pm


FULL $25.00


Comedy Republic

231 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD

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Melbourne Central


Any Swanston St tram to stop 10 | Any Bourke St tram to stop 7

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