Mel Buttle: How Embarrassment

  • Stand-up
  • 11.50 - 10.50
Mel Buttle: How Embarrassment. Mel Buttle.

Mel Buttle has had a cracker of a year. Her own spot on a national radio show, No.2 podcast on Australian iTunes and finally feeling comfortable at making eye contact with bus drivers. Despite her success Mel Buttle is writing this with Quavers-stained fingers, in her pyjamas, but wants you to know even though she's crippled by this awkward third person writing style she's very professional. If her porn career doesn't take off, expect to see Mel Buttle mature into one of the best Australian comics. ****1/2 (Herald Sun).

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Australian comedian Mel Buttle (Sydney Fringe Festival - Best Comedy 2012 & Melbourne Comedy Festival Director's Choice 2013) makes her UK debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this Summer.

Mel Buttle is a comedian who struggles with embarrassment, her desire to put cats in costumes and keeping up to date with writing in her feelings journal. Audiences can expect an hour of vulnerable, self-effacing sarcasm at a cracking, energetic pace as they join Buttle on a journey through her awkward life.

Mel has had a cracker of a year. She has her own spot on a national radio show (Triple J), the #2 podcast on Australian iTunes and finally feels comfortable making eye contact with bus drivers. Despite her phenomenal success, Mel Buttle is writing this with Quaver stained fingers, in her pyjamas, but wants you to know even though she's crippled by this awkward third person writing style she's very professional.

As well as her regular radio spot Mel's Strongly Worded Letters on Breakfast with Tom and Alex on Triple J Mel has guest hosted on 612 ABC, Nova's Saturday Session and Nova Brisbane Breakfast. Mel is building a growing profile as a bespoke writer, sharing a writing credit with Josh Thomas on his Everything Ever live show, as well as writing sketches for You're Skitting Me for ABC3. She also writes a weekly column for Brisbane's Courier Mail newspaper, her own column in Triple J's J Mag called How Embarrassment and has provided humorous articles for ABC's The Drum website.