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Melanie Bracewell

Comedian, Presenter, Writer

Melanie Bracewell is a Billy T Award winning comedian, writer and Jacinda Ardern impersonator from Auckland. After winning a slew of awards as a young stand-up comic, Bracewell became a regular on Kiwi television. She has been a panelist on 7 Days and Have You Been Paying Attention?, and acted in Funny GirlsThe Eggplant, and Wellington Paranormal (for which she won a 2021 NZTV Award for her writing). Bracewell has also written for The Project and Mean Mums. In 2020, she co-hosted dad joke contest Last Dad Standing, then relocated to Australia to co-host The Cheap Seats, with Aussie comedian Tim McDonald.  

There are times when you think about quitting but it's like you've got to a certain level on a video game. You keep dying over and over again but you've come so far, you want to finish. The difference with comedy is there is no finish. Melanie Bracewell on being a comedian, in an interview with The NZ Herald, 29 January 2019