Peter Berner

Consummate MC, Facilitator & Comedian

Peter Berner is without doubt one of Australia's most popular and respected media entertainers, stand-up comics and corporate facilitators.

Peter is an outstanding corporate performer and has worked for hundreds of Australia's leading organisations. He is a consummate MC, after dinner speaker, stand-up entertainer and celebrity auctioneer. 

Widely regarded as having one of the sharpest and most incisive comedy minds in Australia, Peter is able to present intelligent satirical commentary on the world around him in a manner that engages people from all walks of life. Above all, his performances are hilarious.

His clients include many of Australia's top companies and are as diverse as Toyota, NAB, Microsoft, Cisco, Ernst & Young - and the Prime Minister and Cabinet!

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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 including festivals in New Zealand, Singapore, the UK and the US, he developed a reputation as one of the sharpest, most fearless, funny and original stand-up comics working.

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 and Paul Murray Live (Foxtel). 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 and cartoonist. He work has been published both here and in the UK in publications including The Bulletin, B & T and TNT Magazine. He also illustrated four volumes of The Lighter Side of the News. The documentary Peter Berner's Loaded Brush, which he conceived and presented, is about his entry into the prestigious Archibald Prize.

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.


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.


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