Kirsty wins hearts everywhere she goes with her upbeat and relatable brand of comedy that is often described as playful, light-hearted and fun. A gifted storyteller, she has a natural ability for turning the mundane into the hilarious and has quickly become one of the most popular Australian comedians in the industry.
Kirsty entered the Australian comedy circuit in 2013 in an unconventional way. After doing a five minute set at the end of a comedy workshop she launched straight into writing and performing a full length show. Employing her public relations background she sold over 100 tickets to her first major performance in her hometown, Canberra. No stranger to hard work, Kirsty, used this show as a launching pad to build a professional stand up career from the ground up over the next few years. Her career has grown exponentially over the last few years.
She’s a regular guest on ABC radio and in 2018, she was the featured comedian on an episode of The ABC’s “Tonightly With Tom Ballard.” In 2019, she toured regional WA with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, and opened for Joel Creasey at sold out shows at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and The Astor Theatre in Perth.
In 2020 she was seen MCing the comedy stage at Falls Festival Byron Bay, opening for Tom Gleeson at Bunbury Fringe, on Channel 10’s ‘How To Stay Married’ and as the host of the incredibly successful lockdown hit ‘Kirsty Webeck’s Zoom Comedy Hour.’ In 2021 she had a huge season of her show Chuck A Sickie at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, appeared on the Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow, Frocking Hilarious and Audible’s ‘Comedy Up Late.’ She also toured with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow through regional QLD and Victoria and appeared on 9GO’s popular sitcom ‘Metrosexual,’ Today Extra and The Project.
In 2022 she’ll be touring her brand new show ‘Silver Linings’ including performances at The Street Theatre, Canberra, Gluttony at Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne Town Hall for Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
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.
Date of show: June 2
Show starts at: 9:00pm
Show finishes at: 10:30pm
Venue: Surf Club
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