Peter Berner

Comedian and Broadcaster, Corporate MC, Entertainer and Speaker

Peter Berner is, without doubt, one of Australia's most popular and respected comedians and broadcasters. He is also an outstanding corporate performer, consummate MC, after dinner speaker, and celebrity auctioneer.

Widely regarded as having one of the sharpest and most incisive minds in Australia, Peter has a unique and natural ability to add comedic rhetoric, satire and insights to suit any audience. With the knack to read any room and every audience, he delivers a polished, tailored, comfortable and enjoyable experience every time.

Peter's clients include many of Australia's top companies as well as not for profits and government organisations; from Macquarie Bank to NAB, Toyota, Metcash, Queensland Government 'Smart Awards', Starlight Children's Foundation - even the Prime Minister and Cabinet!

More about Peter Berner:

Peter Berner started as a stand-up comic in 1988 at the Comedy Store in Sydney and the Harold Park Hotel. Working the comedy circuit both here and overseas, he has appeared in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane comedy festivals as well as in London, New York, New Zealand, Singapore, Borneo, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesida, Fiji, Latvia, Estonia.

Peter has staged regular shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival including Lonely Guys and The Big Questions (both with James O'Loghlin), Rant, Disturbed and BernerLand. He has had his material edited out of two Melbourne Comedy Festival TV Galas for being too edgy, which resulted in him being the focus of a MediaWatch segment - an achievement of which he is justifiably proud.

He was writer and host of the twice Logie-nominated BackBerner, The Einstein Factor (ABC TV) and You Have Been Watching (Foxtel). He has made regular appearances on Good News Week, Hey Hey, Kerri Anne, Sunrise, The Footy Show, Paul Murray Live (Foxtel) and The Project. He has also written and hosted the AFI Awards

On radio, Peter co-hosted the popular Triple M breakfast show The Cage and presented his own show The Peter Berner Experiment. In 2012 he took on a key role on air with Sydney's 2UE. Over the years he has turned up on Thank God it's Fridays on ABC 702 with Richard Glover.

Peter is also an accomplished artist, having mounted several successful solo shows in galleries in Sydney and Melbourne. He conceived and presented the documentary Peter Berner's Loaded Brush, about his entry into the prestigious Archibald Prize. A published cartoonist, his work includes The Bulletin, Kookaburra, TNT (London) and B&T. He illustrated four volumes of The Lighter Side of the News and wrote The Book of He, which was released in 2015.

Peter Berner speaks about:

How to change your life and your business for just 68 cents* - Creativity is currency. In the workplace of the 21st century more and more emphasis is being put on creativity and innovation. Smart business leaders with an eye on the future are looking to leverage creativity and 'arts based learning' is providing gateway.
In this engaging and interactive keynote, Peter will cultivate a sense of creativity, collaboration, innovation and engagement and ready participants to fully benefit from the days' events.

Peter brings audiences back to their drawing board to:

  • Learn practical activities to bring art practice and creativity into their everyday experience
  • Overcome the fear that holds many organisations and individuals back from making their mark with impact

The single easiest way to unlock creative potential is through the making a mark. What better way to begin a meeting, brainstorming session or indeed conference than to have BOTH sides of your brain engaged?

*cost of a pencil.

Client testimonials

Peter was absolutely what we wanted; very capable and very funny as we knew he would be.

ANZ Retail Banking

Peter was the consummate professional, completely unflappable and amusing in all the right spots.

Interior Design Awards Australia

Peter was absolutely fantastic. Kept the audience entertained, was very witty, and at the same time kept to schedule well without getting off on tangents. Perhaps the best MC we’ve had for an event.

ADMA

The audience loved Pete. He engaged the audience from the beginning of the night and set the vibe for the evening. He is the consummate professional and made my job much easier on the night.

Corporate Travel Management

Peter’s stand up was perfectly pitched and really well received

The Walkley Foundation

For the record, that’s the first time I’ve heard an AWARD audience listen to the MC in 28 years. Let along laugh! You were terrific. Thanks again.

AWARD

The audience loved his humour. He was very funny and could think on his feet and improvise - just what we needed. Couldn't have been happier.

Biznet Blue Mountains