Comedian, Writer & Presenter
Mel Buttle is a popular and talented comedian, writer and presenter. Mel is a hilarious bundle of contradictions, and she’s a package that is rapidly making herself felt in all mediums, right across the country.
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Since her first solo show in 2010 which scored her a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Mel has been performing on the live comedy circuit across the country going from strength to strength. She performed her Solo Show Hands on Heads at the Brisbane Powerhouse at the beginning of 2020 and a recording of that show has since been released and is available to download as a podcast by ABC Comedy Presents.
Mel even wrote and performed her own TEDxBrisbane talk in 2014. She was originally booked to perform a set and instead, used the opportunity to deliver a beautiful message to audiences.
As well as live performance, Mel is a sought-after writer having written for ABC’s Ronny Chieng International Student, The Drum, ABC3’s You’re Skitting Me, Please Like Me, and was a full-time writer on Network Ten’s This Week Live. Currently Mel writes a weekly column in The Courier Mail.
In 2015, Mel found out she can have her cake and eat it too, scoring the job of co-host on The Great Australian Bake Off for Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel alongside her friend Claire Hooper and judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran. The fourth season of Bake Off aired in 2019.
You may have seen Mel on ABC TV’s The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Tractor Monkeys, Back Seat Drivers or It’s A Date as well as Network Ten’s The Project, This Week Live, Hughesy We Have a Problem and NZ’s TV3 weekly program 7Days.
Mel entered the jungle in the seventh series of the Network Ten favourite reality show I’m A Celebrity….Get Me Out Of Here! Australia this year, and you can catch her as the Australian Team Captain in brand new SBS comedy quiz show Patriot Brains.
Mel proves again to be a solid observational comic with a keen eye for the absurd minutiae of life in contemporary Australia.
Buttle has the right mix of confidence and vulnerability to get the audience on side and the material to keep them there … there is something about Buttle that brings a young Judith Lucy to mind. It would come as no surprise if she was just as successful.
-The Courier Mail
With the confidence, presence and sarcasm of a young Kitty Flanagan, Buttle had the audience eating out of her hand with some hilariously wrong stories…
-The West Australian
Searingly honest wisecracker. Her potent and polished debut promises comedy greatness.
-Sydney Morning Herald
Gifted of rare talent.