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.
In 2010 with her first ever solo show, Mel was the talk of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival even scoring a nomination for Best Newcomer. From then on, Mel has continued to take her comedy all over Australia appearing at all of the major comedy festivals, visiting the regions on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and supporting the likes of Steven K Amos, Wil Anderson and Josh Thomas on tour.
With her comedy going from strength to strength, in 2012 she walked away from the Sydney Fringe Festival with their Best Comedy Award for her show Mel Buttle, Stop It You Are! and in 2013 she picked up the Directors’ Choice Award in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for How Embarrassment.
With credits piling up, Mel is a sought-after writer with a weekly column in The Courier Mail, having written for ABC’s Ronny Cheing International Student, The Drum, ABC3’s You’re Skitting Me, Please Like Me, and being a full-time writer on Network Ten’s This Week Live in 2013.
Mel has been heard across Australia’s airwaves with Mel’s Strongly Worded Letters which was a regular segment on triple j’s Breakfast with Tom and Alex. You also may have heard her as a regular guest on ABC Brisbane and on various networks across the country.
Australia has seen Mel on their television screens with appearances on Network Ten’s The Project and as a weekly guest on This Week Live, ABC TV’s Tractor Monkeys, Back Seat Drivers and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. One of her proudest achievements to date has been to score three tweets on ABC TV’s Q&A in three straight weeks.
In 2015, Mel had her cake and ate it too as co-host of The Great Australian Bake Off for Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channel alongside her friend Claire Hooper and judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran. The show’s third season will go to air in early 2018.
Meanwhile, Mel’s fans follow her embarrassed misadventures through modern life on her hit Twitter feed which boasts over 13,000 followers.