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Brisbane Comedy Festival Must See: Mel Buttle, Quite Unsavoury

Brisbane Comedy Festival Must See: Mel Buttle, Quite Unsavoury

| On 03, Mar 2016

Looking to fill a free night this week? Brisbane’s very own Mel Buttle is at the Powerhouse as part of the Comedy Festival.

You’ll recognise her face from The Great Australian Bake Off or her voice from podcast The Minutes and Triple J…but don’t expect this show to be family-friendly.

She’s bloody hilarious from the very beginning, expertly painting a world of characters I’d like to see on my television screen in some sort of ace sitcom: new dog Ruby, everyone’s old favourite Aussie dad Barry Buttle, her rambling mother, Barry’s (finally ex!) lady friend Pam and “stupid bitches in Lorna Jane” at the dog park.

Mel has been featured prominently in Australian comedy since back in 2010, when she debuted at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with her show Sista Got Flow. She’s also a featured media writer, reporter, podcaster and has even spent time teaching special needs high school students right here in Brisbane.

Quite Unsavoury is an hour of roaring laughs – and incredulity that Mel can do stand up comedy while simultaneously conducting Gumtree auctions. I’m kind of tempted to go back tomorrow with cash to see if she has any more speed-lined boogie boards ready to be snapped up for a bargain — although Mel, if we’re buying, we’d really like it if that $5 could include a stickybeak around your place.

WHEN: TUE 01–SUN 06 MARCH, 2016
WHERE: Turbine Studio, Brisbane Powerhouse
TICKETS: Click here to buy (get in quick!)

Image credit Sydney Comedy Festival.