Mel Buttle

“Mel proves again to be a solid observational comic with a keen eye for the absurd minutiae of life in contemporary Australia.”
- The Music

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.

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 StudentThe Drum, ABC3’s You’re Skitting MePlease 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 PickeringTractor MonkeysBack Seat Drivers or It’s A Date as well as Network Ten’s The ProjectThis 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 Series 1 of SBS comedy quiz show Patriot Brains.

  • Live Shows
  • Television
  • Writing - Print
  • Writing - Television
  • Radio
  • Other Notable Work
  • Awards

2020 – Hands on Heads – Solo Show
Brisbane Powerhouse

2019 – Welcome Aboard – Solo Show
Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Wagga Wagga Comedy Festival

2018 – Dog Bitch – Solo Show
Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2017 – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buttle! – Solo Show
Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Sydney Comedy Festival

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 Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival

2015-19 – Foxtel Lifestyle: The Great Australian Bake Off (Host – Season 1 – 5)

2018-19 – Network Ten: The Project (Contributor & 4th Chair Host)

2019 – ABC TV: MICF Oxfam Gala (Stand Up)

2019 – Network Ten: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Guest)

2019 – Channel Nine: 20 to 1 (Contributor)

2019 – Network Ten: Celebrity Name Game (Guest)

2019 – Network Ten: Show Me The Movie! (Guest)

2016-19 – TV3 (NZ): 7 Days (Regular Guest)

2018 – ABC TV: MICF Upfront Gala (Stand Up)

2018 – Network Ten: Bring Back…Saturday Night (Guest)

2017-18 – ABC: The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (Guest)

2017 – ABC 2: Comedy Up Late (Stand Up)

2017 – ABC ME: Stand and Deliver (Stand Up – for kids)

You can download a full list of Television credits below

2011–2019 – The Courier: Mail Weekly Columnist

2012–2013 – Triple J: Mag Columnist

2013 – The Drum: Guest Contributor

2015-19 – The Great Australian Bake Off: Writer of own scripts and other contributions

2016 – 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

2016-19 – ABC Brisbane: Regular appearances – Various

2019 – Triple M: Brisbane Triple M Breakfast – Guest

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

2019: ACCTA Awards Luncheon – Host

2019: Byron Bay Comedy Festival – Live show with Dave Thornton and Nikki Britton

2019: MICF Roadshow – Regional Australia

2018: Belvoir HA HA – Live show with Mel Buttle, Anne Edmonds and Cal Wilson Belvoir Theatre, Sydney

2018: A Night With: Susie Youssef, Anne Edmonds and Mel Buttle – Spiegeltent Hobart

2018: MICF Roadshow – Australia and Asia

2018: Not Just For Laughs – Regional Queensland Comedy Tour with Merrick Watts

2017: MICF Class Clowns – Host of Grand Final, Workshop Facilitator

2016: Can’t Live Without, Mamamia Podcast – Series Host

2016: MICF Roadshow Asia

2015: Support: Marc Maron – Brisbane City Hall

2014: TEDx Brisbane – Talk

You can download a full list of credits below

2018: Nominee – Best Female Presenter – AACTA Awards

2013: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Directors’ Choice – Winner

2012: Sydney Fringe Best Show – Winner

2010: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Best Newcomer – Nominee