Josh Butt

Founder and Producer

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Josh Butt is Founder/Producer of Ampel with over 22 years of production company, agency and business experience in comedy TV, podcasts, audio and video commercial production. 

With a knack for comedy and creativity, Josh has significant expertise in Australian Media across TV, radio and comedy. A former community radio host, comedian and short film producer, Josh is a VCA Post Grad (Producing) & Monash Business School grad. He’s produced dozens of commercials and podcasts, including the highly regarded and awarded Modern Babies, Criminal Domain and Beyond The Frame. 

Josh performed at 4 Melbourne Comedy Festivals in the early 2000’s. He produced, wrote and performed in the well regarded sketch comedy TV show, The Intermissionary Position (6 x 30 mins, 2003, Ch 31). Josh produced many short films including the 2010 Tropfest comedy ‘THERE HAD BETTER BE BLOOD’, and the highly awarded ‘JAILBIRDS’ (Writer/Dir Rachael Turk), and dozens of commercials. As head of production at MediaCom Beyond Advertising Josh was EP on prime time documentary series ‘AIR RESCUE’ (produced by Fredbird Entertainment, sold in 100+ territories) on Seven. He was an EP on the first series of comedy ‘THE FRONT BAR’ (7) and EP’d 2 x rescue ob doc series for Ch10.

In 2020 Josh teamed up with live comedy producer and manager Artie Laing and A List Entertainment  to create Humerus – a comedy TV production company that has a number of comedy TV sitcoms, documentaries and reality formats in development. In mid 2021, Humerus produced their first comedy TV documentary Waltzing Jimeoin, airing on 10play

A List, Humerus and Ampel collaborated on multiple podcasts including The Swab, The SnortCast and Waltzing Jimeoin Podcast – and in 2022 will be releasing 4 more podcasts. 

Humerus has recently received development funding for a comedy doco about mental health working with Ampel to produce the podcast. 

Josh has worked at Fairfax, Triple M, @Radicalmedia, Nova, The Story Lab and as a freelance producer. He regularly teaches Content Creation at AFTRS, was a participant in the 2018 Observership Program and sits on the boards of CoCurious and Curious Works.

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