Rachel Berger

Comedian, MC, Presenter, Author

Rachel Berger is widely acknowledged as one of Australia's finest stand up comedians. Her material is political, psychological and socially conscious. Encompassing contemporary lifestyles, Rachel Berger offers a hilarious and poignant expose of human foibles.

Rachel's dynamic presence and sharp observations have made her a popular performer both live and on TV across Australia. She has performed four times at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Festival, and while in Britain, made many TV appearances and performed extensively on the London comedy circuit.

Rachel has written and performed shows including Hold The Pickle - a one woman show, Miss (you) Melbourne - an evening of comedy from some of Australia's best-known female comedians and Loose Cannon - a one woman show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

On radio, Rachel Berger has presented the Breakfast Show on ABC Radio Melbourne 774, Austereo Perth, Mix 94.5 and been a regular guest on The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine, ABC Radio 774.

Rachel's numerous television credits include featuring on Stop Laughing This is Serious, an ABC comedy documentary; appearances on Statesmen of Comedy, Rove Live, The Glass House, GMA, Good News Week, World Series Debating, The Big Gig, Hey Hey It's Saturday and Denton; co-hosting Comic Relief, a live to air special on the Nine Network, featuring on Punchlines, a documentary about twenty years of Australian comedy; as a regular co host & presenter on ABC Radio 774; writing for The Weekly Review, The Age, Sunday Age, Sunday Herald Sun as well as national magazines such as New Woman and Rolling Stone.

With her unique ability to connect with an audience, Rachel Berger is also a superb corporate speaker and MC. In 2016, she was the first female speaker in the history of Foley's List Dinner (Foley's List is Australia's leading barristers' group).?Other engagements include as speaker for Action Aid Australia Fundraiser, MC for AUSiMED, an art auction to raise funds for medical research; MC for Bendigo Bank's 10th anniversary celebration and as a speaker for Courage to Care, an organisation encouraging individual acts of courage, social activism, action against apathy, a sense of empathy and a better understanding of history.

Rachel's client list includes: Yarra Valley Water, TOGA Hospitality, BMW, and the department of the premier and Cabinet South Australia.

Client testimonials

Ms Berger is a very funny and talented comedian who can tailor her act to suit the audience without sacrificing laughs. She won over the senior executives at our inaugural conference dinner with her natural style, sharp and relevant observations and sheer presence.

Information Technology International

Your material was well researched and well targeted. You had our mostly male audience enchanted by your insightful and hilarious commentary on our industry.

Millennium Turfgrass Conference

Rachel Berger is the consummate performer - vibrant, entertaining and totally in tune with her audience. She was definitely the highlight of the evening.

Australian Hotels Association

Rachel’s presentation was funny and, especially important, it was relevant. We have been inundated with compliments on the success of these awards. Rachel's performance made us, the client, look good.

Murdoch Magazines

Thank you for MC’ing at our opening night dinner, and for making the event an outstanding success. Not only did you have the entire audience howling with laughter on the night, your experience, professionalism and guidance in the lead up to the event were invaluable to the committee. We especially loved the way you thoroughly researched our industry before the night, and wove your understanding and insights into the performance. It was a rousing, hilarious and highly relevant kickstart to our conference.

IPSOS Australia