Peter Berner A true MASTER of stand up Peter is without doubt one of Australia’s most popular and respected Stand-up Comedians. Hosted his own show on Triple M – ‘The Peter Berner Experiment’, and on TV – ‘Back Berner’ and The ‘Einstein Factor’.
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.
“Berner simply calls things as he sees them, says the things other comics tiptoe around…considered, intelligent arguments…jokes which aim higher than average – and hit their targets time and time again.” – Adelaide Advertiser
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.
With Amanda Gray – A relentless assault that’s delivered with a deadpan, straight-faced style, packing a huge armory of comedy laughs. No topic is sacred, no taboo untouchable. Amanda is a must see with her hysterically funny hate lists and is on top of the must see comedians list in Australia.
And Laura Davis – Sharp, charming and delightful, Laura Davis is an Australian Comedian who has been earning praise and acclaim for years. Recent winner of the Golden Gibbo award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Laura is a rre and truly unique experience for the comedy savvy. She’s collaborated and toured the nation with the industry’s finest and appeared on SBS’s Stand Up shows and ABC TV.
Plus Justin Hamilton, Benji Rothman (Canada) Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Oddblock Comedy Festival, and Sirius XM Canada’s Top Comic and special guest comedian.