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Meshel Laurie is a stand-up comedian of some 20 years’ experience, a radio and television broadcaster and writer.

She is currently co-host of Matt & Meshel in the Morning on KIIS 101.1FM, and a regular panelist on TEN’s The Project.  

In 2013, Meshel released her first book — a memoir titled The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destiny — and she continues to blog at The site is also dedicated to connecting charitable people with charitable organisations, and fighting racism. She is also a regular contributor to Sunday Life magazine.

Meshel is proudly an official ambassador for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Australia, and for Reconciliation Australia.

Other television credits include Spicks and Specks, Can of Worms, Rove, The Circle, ADBC, Adam Hills: In Gordon Street Tonight and This Week Live, to name but a few. Meshel returned to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015 after a break of from performing live, with a series of interview shows (Meshel Talks Funny) in which she spoke with the most inspiring and influential members of the Australian comedy scene.

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