Portrait of Melinda Buttle

Melinda Buttle

Mel Buttle is a comedian and writer. She has a weekly column in the Courier Mail and has written for ABC’s Ronny Chieng International Student, the Drum, ABC3’s You’re Skitting MePlease Like Me and Network Ten’s This Week Live. Mel has also appeared on Network Ten’s The Project and as a weekly guest on This Week Live, ABC TV’s Tractor Monkeys, Back Seat Drivers and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.

In 2010 Mel scored a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. From then on, she 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 and Josh Thomas on tour. 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.

Mel has been heard across Australia’s airwaves with Mel’s Strongly Worded Letters, which was a regular segment on triple j’s Breakfast with Tom and Alex. You also may have heard her as a regular guest on ABC Brisbane and on various networks across the country. 

In 2015, Mel co-hosted of The Great Australian Bake Off for Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channel alongside Claire Hooper and judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran. The show’s third season will go to air in early 2018.