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. Now in 2015 Mel has her cake and is eating 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.
Meanwhile, Mel’s fans follow her embarrassed misadventures through modern life on her hit Twitter feed which boasts over 12,500 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