With the venerable Sir Peter Berner this show, then add one of the most respected comedy writers in the business (ask Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander) and the tsunami that is Jonas Holt and you better just buys some tickets.
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.
In less than eighteen months, Bruce went from first time ‘Open Miker’ to 1996 Comic Of The Year.
He initially ventured onstage in 1995 “just to do something with the leftover material”. (At the time, he was writing for the Seven network’s Denton.) Six months later he won the NSW Final of the Funny Business/Triple J “Make Me Laugh” Award (the forerunner to Raw Comedy), and in a fortnight was performing at the 1996 Adelaide Fringe Festival on invitation.
The Widely acclaimed Mr Griffiths is a must see, his credits are astonishing – “The Glass House”, “Good News Week”, “Enough Rope – Andrew Denton”, And For Jason Alexander (SEINFELD) he co-wrote the sell-out “Comedy Christmas” tour. Probably isn’t a comedian in the world with more laughs per minute. Don’t miss him.
With Jonas Holt, Jonas began his standup comedy career in 1995 in Perth, Western Australia. After winning an impersonation contest 13 times, and other comedy competitions, they disallowed him to compete and he moved to Sydney where he has become a professional comedian, party superhero and talker. Try and talk more than this guy! We challenge you!! Have you ever seen one of those machines that crush a 4 wheel drive into a Rubix Cube? Well Jonas crushes a 2 hour show into 25 minutes!
Plus special guests