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About

Meshel Laurie is probably a very bad Buddhist, but she puts her heart and soul into improving, every day.  She works in TV and radio, podcasts, writes columns and books, and parents 6-year-old twins. Meshel used to be quite good at stand up comedy, but unfortunately doesn’t do it anymore, as she has no interest in going out at night... Meshel is proudly an official ambassador for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Australia, and for Reconciliation Australia.

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Books
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Books

In 2013 Meshel released her first book titled “The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destiny”. A bit of a memoir and an insider’s perspective on the 1990s comedy scene, the workings of an inner-city brothel, what it’s like to be ‘the girl on Rove’ and also how fence-painting can help save a life. Get Your Copy

She followed it up with a roadmap for navigating the fear, loneliness and grief of a broken heart with Buddhism For Breakups.

November 27th, she launches Buddhism For The Unbelievably Busy. If you’re unbelievably busy, we won’t take up any more of your time, just click here to and pre-order yourself a copy.

Buddhism
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Buddhism

Buddhism is Meshel’s key to contentment, and she puts her heart and soul into being a better Buddhist every day.  She embraces her spiritualism by giving back to communities around the world.   Meshel also regularly meditates and reads Buddhist texts.  Meshel is proudly an official ambassador for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Australia.

It’s Meshel’s dream project is to make Buddhist philosophies accessible for everyone.

Download some of Meshel’s meditations here.

Australian True Crime Podcast
Australian True Crime Podcast

Australian True Crime Podcast

Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia’s suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world. Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.
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Nitty Gritty Podcast
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Nitty Gritty Podcast

Meshel’s Nitty Gritty Committee Podcast for Mamamia is all about conversations with interesting people and the guts and glory of life.  She chats with former prison inmates, the homeless, transgender activists, homicide cops, famous people, non-famous (but amazing) people – it’s an up-sized brain/soul food combo with a side order of new perspective.
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The Project
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The Project

Catch Meshel 6:30 pm on Fridays as a panellist on TEN’s The Project as she joins some of Australia’s favourite personalities to chat about what is going on around the world.

Columnist
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Columnist

Meshel regularly writes columns and articles for The Age & Sydney Morning Herald about stuff she thinks is important.  They also write articles about Meshel when she does important stuff.

On TV
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On TV

Meshel is currently a regular panellist on channel Ten’s The Project, and pops up quite a bit on TV with numerous appearances throughout her career.

Just to name a few, Meshel has been the host of ABC’s Stand Up! Co-Host of Ten’s This Week Live and a regular guest on shows such as Rove Live, The Glass House, Can of Worms, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, The Circle and Adam Hills: In Gordon Street Tonight.

Speaking
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Speaking

Meshel is an experienced corporate speaker who’ll bring her signature up-beat philosophy to your conference or event.  She can talk on a wide range of themes, depending on what you’re after, and can also help concept event topics.

For booking enquiries, please contact Creative Representation on 03 8417 0100.

Charity Work
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Charity Work

Meshel is one of the over 6 million Australians who works as a volunteer.  Over the years she’s donated her time to the Father Bob Foundation, Karuna Hospice, Childsafe Australia, A Flying Start for the QLD Department of Education and training and Reconciliation Australia.

She currently volunteers with Mercy Palliative Care in Melbourne.

Meshel also selects a smaller or lesser known charity each month to shine a light on and help raise awareness. Find out who they are and how you can help here.

Comedy
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Comedy

Meshel worked nights for 14 years doing stand-up comedy around Australia.  Now she gets up very early in the morning doing breakfast radio, so late nights are out.

During her stand-up career, Meshel appeared in fourteen Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, the Edinburgh , Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, and a sell-out season of her one-woman-show The Whore Whisperer at the Sydney Opera House

Meshel still has some stand-up dreams to live, and will get back on stage one of these nights.  The force is strong in this one.

 

Australian True Crime Podcast

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Featured Charity

My featured charity for November is YWCA Victoria. YWCA Victoria is my local chapter of the YWCA. A local, national and global movement. Women-led, not-for-profit and focused on eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Find Out More