Josh Butt

Founder and Producer

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Josh is the founder and producer of Ampel with over 22 years of production company, agency and business experience.

As a stand up comedian, Josh performed at 4 Melbourne Comedy Festivals and producing, writing and performing in the Ch31 TV comedy sketch show, The Intermissionary Position (6 x 30 mins, 2003).

A VCA grad, Josh produced many short films including the 2010 Tropfest comedy ‘THERE HAD BETTER BE BLOOD’, and the highly awarded ‘JAILBIRDS’ (Wri/Dir Rachael Turk), and dozens of commercials.

At MediaCom Beyond Advertising Josh was EP on series 1 of ‘THE FRONT BAR’ (7) and EP’d 2 x ob doc series on Ch10, as well as prime time series ‘AIR RESCUE’ (produced by Fredbird Entertainment, sold in 100+ territories) on Seven. He’s received ABC development funding for sitcom series ‘OVER AND OVER AND OVER, AGAIN’ and developed multiple tv comedies. 

In 2017, Josh produced and hosted his first podcast, “Modern Babies” (Genea / Nova Entertainment) which was nominated and won a number of awards, including Commercial Radio Award for best branded podcast. 

He’s worked at Fairfax, Triple M, ABC News 24, @Radicalmedia and produced dozens of TVCs as producer. Josh regularly teaches at AFTRS. He sits on the boards of CoCurious and Curious works and was a participant in the 2018 Observership Program.

In 2020 Josh teamed up with Artie Laing to create Humerus – a comedy TV production company that has a number of comedy TV sitcoms, documentaries and reality formats in development.

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