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Mel Buttle

Mel Buttle Newcastle Comedy Festival 2024

Boasting a prolific and award-winning stand-up career spanning over a decade Mel Buttle continues to delight audiences all over the country.

Mel is a social media phenomenon, with her beloved Mum/Lyn character becoming a break-out star in her own right. With followers tallying in the hundreds of thousands, and over 4 million likes on TikTok you can always rely on her keen observational take on the absurdities of modern life.

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. In 2014 Mel wrote and performed her own TEDxBrisbane talk. 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.

No stranger to a challenge, Mel appears on Network 10’s Taskmaster and in the seventh series of reality show, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia. You may have seen her co-host of The Great Australian Bake Off and as Australian Team Captain in the SBS comedy quiz show Patriot Brains, as well as on Network 10’s This Week Live, Hughesy We Have a Problem, ABC TV’s Question Everything, 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. Mel currently appears as a regular guest on Network Ten’s The Project.

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 10’s This Week Live.