There is a new bad boy of lighthearted observational comedy.

Since being selected for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Zone showcase in 2021, Andrew Portelli has built a reputation as one of the best comedians in the Melbourne scene. Known for his dark, introspective style, he’s sold out shows around Australia and been featured in The AgeSydney Morning HeraldBEAT Magazine and Now he’s back with something new: lighthearted observational comedy.

REAL TALK is a startling hour of funny observations. After two solo shows and countless club spots across the country, Portelli returns to Sydney to tackle ancient grains, UberPool, and the timeless themes of our very lives. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a comedian emerge from his chrysalis as a beautiful funny butterfly.

“Andrew Portelli is too funny to ever make it big in this country. He’ll either have to don a blazer or move overseas. See him while you can!” Becky Lucas

“impressive belly laughs” ★★★★ The Age 

“an ocean of raw talent and an innate sense for big laughs”

“we were in hysterics” Milk Bar Mag