Few are spared Peter Berner’s razor sharp wit and cynicism. A comedian since the early nineties, Peter’s recognition became widespread with the debut of his publicly-acclaimed ABC show Backberner in 1999. A regular guest on the Ten Network’s Good News Week, and currently host of the highly successful ABC quiz show, The Einstein Factor, Peter also cracks his satirical whip hosting the Peter Berner Experiment on Triple M radio. Peter is an entertainer and speaker not to be missed.
Peter Berner is without doubt one of Australia's most popular and respected entertainers and comics.
Peter started his career as a stand up comic in 1988. Since this time performed locally and internationally, as well as writing and performing solo comedy shows in Festivals in Australia and the UK. His intelligent humour has set him apart as one performer who can comfortably straddle comedy styles as disparate as satire, observational and reactive with ease – leaving audiences in hysterics.
In 1997 and 1998 Berner was a writer and performer on The Andrew Denton Breakfast Show. During December 1997 he performed in New York at the Boston Comedy Club, where critics begged him to stay in town. From 2002 Peter was on Sydney Morning Radio with Mikey Robbins and Amanda Keller.
He has written and performed shows including "Lonely Guys" and "Rant" which received rave reviews during the 1997 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In later years he premiered his comic creation "Disturbed" which played to packed houses at The Harold Park Hotel in Sydney then travelled to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival where it was regarded as a "must see" event amongst the 300 plus shows on offer.
2004 saw the launch of Peter’s new ABC TV program "The Einstein Factor", a twist on games shows that provides a new angle of entertainment within that genre.
In addition to which Peter continues to be a key member of Triple M's Breakfast Show "The Cage" for 2004 broadcasting into Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Peter has appeared as a guest and panellist on various television and radio networks including Triple J, Good News Week, Hey Hey It's Saturday and in 1999 Peter emerged as a major television talent as the host and writer of "BackBerner". Broadcast on ABCTV nationally, his satirical comedy show “BackBerner" received strong ratings and critical acclaim which led award nominations and the rare comedy television accomplishment of recording 140 episodes.
Peter Berner has also developed into one of Australia's sharpest corporate performers, easily adaptable and quick witted. Peter is a pleasure to work with and a pleasure to watch.
Peter Berner’s myriad of talents as stand up comic, television presenter, radio host, writer, artist, cartoonist and social commentator have cemented him as one of the country’s most popular and respected entertainers.
His career as a stand up comedian began in 1988 and he emerged as a unique performer with the ability to leave audiences in hysterics with his range of comedic styles including satire, observational comedy and reactive comedy.
As a result, for more than two decades he has continued to work solidly on the stand up circuit in Australia, as well as overseas, including New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.
He has been a regular at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and performed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival
Peter Berner boldly launched into television as writer and host of the two-time Logie nominated program BackBerner. The political satire ran on the ABC from 1999 to 2002 and announced Peter’s arrival as a television talent.
He hosted ABC Television’s The Einstein Factor for six seasons - the final show going to air in 2009.
In 2011 Peter Berner was at the helm of the new panel show, You Have Been Watching on The Comedy Channel.
His numerous and varied television appearances include Good News Week, Hey Hey, Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Sunrise, Midday Show, The Footy Show and Paul Murray Live on Sky News.
The in-demand presenter has also featured at both the Logies and The People’s Choice Awards and his credits include writing and hosting the Australian Film Industry (AFI) Awards.
For five years Peter Berner co-hosted the nationally-syndicated Triple M Breakfast Show, The Cage, from 2003-2005 and later his own afternoon radio show, The Peter Berner Experiment in 2008 and 2009. Most recently Peter has taken on a key role with Sydney’s 2UE.
A talented visual artist, Peter Berner’s cartoons have appeared in Australian and international publications including The Bulletin. He is a contributing cartoonist for City Hub newspaper.
In 2001 Peter Berner’s portrait, painted by Martine Emdur, was a finalist in the coveted Archibald Prize. It was entitled Laughing on the Inside.
We were so impressed with Peter's performance at the debate! He really is such a competent comedian and his argument was fabulous! We would love to have him back next year.
Catie Saleh, UNSW Australia
"Peter was an absolute professional and exceptional to work with"
POPAI Australia & NZ
“Excellent. True to his profile, Peter Berner is ‘razor sharp’ and brought his current affairs knowledge together with the concept of the event to make it great fun & very memorable."
“They all loved him; 600 Delegates who have seen it all – everyone laughed, current and topical."
Australian Superannuation Funds Association