Boasting a prolific and award-winning stand-up career spanning over a decade Mel Buttle continues to delight audiences all over the country. And as if that weren’t enough, Mel’s also managed to become a social media phenomenon in her spare time, with her beloved Mum/Lyn character becoming a break-out star in her own right.
Testimonials for Mel Buttle
Mel kept us laughing throughout the evening, our audience and staff loved her.
FE Money Management
“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’
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Mel Buttle's Biography
Boasting a prolific and award-winning stand-up career spanning over a decade Mel Buttle continues to delight audiences all over the country. And as if that weren’t enough, Mel’s also managed to become a social media phenomenon in her spare time, 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. Mel is a powerhouse on the live comedy circuit and her career has gone 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.
No stranger to a challenge, Mel has hosted The Great Australian Bake Off and entered the jungle in the seventh series of the Network Ten favourite reality show, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia. You may have also seen her as the Australian Team Captain in the SBS comedy quiz show Patriot Brains, as well as on Network Ten’s The Project, This Week Live, Hughesy We Have a Problem, ABC TV’s 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.
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 Ten’s This Week Live. Currently Mel writes a weekly column in The Courier Mail.