Mel Buttle

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Mel Buttle

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.

Originally from Brisbane, she has been performing on the live comedy circuit across the country for years. As well as live performance, she is a seasoned writer with a weekly column in The Courier Mail, writing on ABC2 and Pivot TV’s award winning Please Like Me, and Network Ten’s This Week Live.

You may have seen Mel appearing on Network Ten’s The Project and This Week Live or on ABC TV’s Tractor Monkeys, Back Seat Drivers or It’s A Date. 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. Bake Off returned at the end of 2016 year with a second season.

Mel Buttle
Comedian / Writer / Presenter

 

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, Aziz Ansari 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 Embarassment. 

 

With credits piling up, Mel is a sought after writer with a weekly column in The Courier Mail, having written for ABC’s The Drum, ABC3’s You’re Skitting Me, ABC2 and Pivot TV’s 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 becoming a regular segment on triple j’s Breakfast with Tom and Alex. You also may have heard her as a regular panel guest across 612ABC and various programs on Nova 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 or Back Seat Drivers and 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 second season is set to go to air in late 2016.

 

Meanwhile, Mel’s fans follow her embarrassed misadventures through modern life on her hit Twitter feed which boasts over 13,000 followers.

 

“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’

The Age

 

Live Shows

2016 Quite Unsavoury - Solo Show, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2015 Up To Pussy's Bow - Solo Show, Brisbane Comedy Festival
2014 Bring A Plate - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival
2013 How Embarrassment - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2012 Stop It, You Are! - Solo Show, Sydney Fringe Festival
2011 Buttle and Buttle - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival
2010 Sista Got Flow - Solo Show, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival

 

Television

2015-16 Foxtel Lifestyle The Great Australian Bake Off (Host - Season 1 & 2)
2016 ABC 2 Comedy Up Late (Stand Up)
2016 TV3 (NZ) 7 Days (Regular Guest)
2015-16 TVNZ/Channel 7 Best Bits (Regular Guest)
2014-15 Comedy Channel Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House, Stand Up Series (Stand Up) 
2014 ABC TV It's A Date (Acting, Character; Mon)
2014 ABC 2 Comedy Up Late - Stand Up 
2013 Network Ten This Week Live - Weekly Crosses and various sketches
2013 Network Ten The Election Project (Correspondant from the Greens HQ)
2013 Network Ten The Project - Metro Whip, Regular
2013 ABC TV Tractor Monkeys - Guest
2013 Network Ten Can of Worms - Guest

 

Writing - Print

2011-2015 The Courier Mail Weekly Columnist
2011-2013 Triple J Mag Columnist
2013 The Drum Guest Contributor

 

Writing - Television

2016 ABC Ronny Chieng, International Student - Workshop Contributor
2013 Network Ten This Week Live - Full Time Writer
2012 ABC2 Please Like Me - Workshop Contributor
2012 ABC3 You're Skitting Me - Sketch Writer

 

Radio

2015 B105 Weekly Segment
2013 NOVA 100 Fill in Breakfast co-host - 1 week with Tommy Little
2013 triple j Breakfast with Tom and Alex Regular segments: 'Mel's Strongly Worded Letters', 'Buttle Theatre' and 'Message in a Buttle'.
2013 triple j Good AZ Friday OB - Guest
2013 triple j Tram Sessions - Guest
2011 612 ABC Afternoons with Richard Fidler - Guest Host
2010 NOVA National Saturday Sessions with Dave Thornton - Guest Co-Host

 

Other Noteable Live Work

2016 Support: Marc Maron - Brisbane City Hall
2014 TEDx Brisbane - Talk
2014 MICF Class Clowns – Workshop Facilitator 
2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
2014 Support: Wil Anderson - Wiluminati, Sydney Comedy Festival
2013 MICF: Indigenous Cultural Awareness Workshop
2013 Sydney Comedy Festival Gala - Cracker Night (Stand Up)
2013 Canberra Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)
2013 Woodford Folk Festival (Stand Up)

 

Awards

2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Director's Choice - Winner
2012 Sydney Fringe Best Show - Winner
2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Best Newcomer - Nominee

 

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Updated: September 2016