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Melanie Bracewell - Comedian

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A popular contestant on Have You Been Paying Attention, comedian Melanie Bracewell has also appeared on The Project, Triple J, and Thank God You're Here. She was a contestant on the fourth series of Taskmaster NZ.


Melanie has contributed as a writer to 7 Days, Have You Been Paying Attention, Wellington Paranormal, and Mean Mums. She is also an experienced radio announcer and has worked as a producer and announcer at the popular radio station Radio Hauraki for six years, where she also hosts her own weekend show.


Melanie's first solo show, Brace Yourself, won Best Newcomer at the NZ Comedy Festival, and in 2018, she won the prestigious Billy T Award for her second solo show, Melodrama. In 2021, she had a sell-out season of The Rumours Are True at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, won the Director's Choice Award, and launched herself as the host of the Network 10 series The Cheap Seats. Melanie won Best Script: Comedy for her episode on Wellington Paranormal at the NZ Television Awards. In 2022, Melanie toured through Australia with her show, Ooh La La. She was also nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent. In 2023, The Cheap Seats won the Logie for Most Outstanding Entertainment Show.

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