Mel Buttle is a hilarious bundle of contradictions, and she’s a package that is rapidly making herself felt in all mediums, right across the country.
Mel’s first solo show in 2010 scored her a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, followed by winning the Directors Choice Award in 2013 for her show How Embarrassment. Mel is a powerhouse on the live comedy circuit and her career has gone 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.
No stranger to a challenge, Mel has hosted The Great Australian Bake Off and entered the jungle in the seventh series of the Network Ten favourite reality show, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia. You may have also seen her as the Australian Team Captain in the SBS comedy quiz show Patriot Brains, as well as on Network Ten’s The Project, This Week Live, Hughesy We Have a Problem, ABC TV’s The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Australia Debates, Tractor Monkeys, Back Seat Drivers, It’s A Date, Seven Network’s Australia Now & Then and NZ’s TV3 weekly program 7Days.
Her beloved Mum character has recently seen Mel become a break-out social media star and you can always rely on her a keen observational take on modern life.
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.
Mel Buttle - 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala
Mel Buttle - The Weekly: Average Australians