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Peter
Berner

Master of satire.

Profile

Peter Berner is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster, TV host, corporate speaker and entertainer, event MC, writer, artist and cartoonist.

Current work

As a corporate MC, entertainer and speaker, he has over the past 25 years, worked for many top companies and organisations including: Macquarie Bank, NAB, Toyota, Metcash, Australian Housing Industry Association Awards, EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Westpac, SPAA, Prime Minister's Dinner Parliament House, National Press Club Awards, ANZ Budget Dinner (an annual repeat booking), Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia, Queensland Government 'Smart Awards', Starlight Children's Foundation, ADMA Mobile Marketing Awards, Australian Property Institute Awards Night, AWARD Awards (Advertising Agents of Australia Awards Night), James Hardie Group Forum Australian National Roadshow events and The Smith Family and many more.

Previous experience
Stand-up comedian:

As a comic he has appeared on stage in the Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane comedy festivals as well as in London, New York, New Zealand, Singapore, Borneo, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji, Latvia and Estonia.

Since breaking into the stand up circuit in the late 80's, Peter has appeared on countless TV shows including: Tonight Live with Steve Vizard, The Midday Show, Sunrise, Good News Week, Rove, The Fat, The Footy Show and Paul Murray Live, as well as The Project - to name a few.

Television:
As a TV host, Peter has written and hosted BackBerner and The Einstein Factor on ABC TV Australia and You Have Been Watching for the Comedy Channel (Australia)

Peter has also created and hosted a documentary on the Archibald Prize titled Peter Berner's Loaded Brush for ABC TV (Australia).

In 2004 Peter hosted the AFI Awards.

Radio:
On radio, Peter co-hosted The Cage breakfast and hosted The Peter Berner Experiment for Triple M and hosted the weekend show on 2UE. He has also featured on Thank God It's Friday for Richard Glover's drive program on 702.

Author:
As a cartoonist his work has been published in magazines including The Bulletin, Kookaburra, TNT (London) and B&T.

He currently contributes a weekly cartoon for the publications of the Alternative Media Group.

His cartoons have illustrated the four volumes of The Lighter Side of the News’ and his book, The Book of He (published by Finch Publishing and distributed by Harper Collins) was released in 2015.

As an artist he has mounted several successful solo shows in galleries in Sydney and Melbourne.

He is a consummate MC, stand-up entertainer, graphic recorder, keynote speaker on art based learning and creativity, stand-up entertainer and celebrity auctioneer who tailors every engagement to absolutely electro-charge the room, in just the right ways.

Expertise
Talking Points

Making Your Mark

How to change your life and your business for just 68 cents* Creativity is currency. In the workplace of the 21st century more and more emphasis is being put on creativity and innovation. Smart business leaders with an eye on the future are looking to leverage creativity and ‘arts based learning’ is providing gateway. In this engaging and interactive keynote, Pete will cultivate a sense of creativity, collaboration, innovation and engagement and ready participants to fully benefit from the days' events. Peter brings audiences back to their drawing board to; • Learn practical activities to bring art practice and creativity into your every day experience • Overcome the fear that holds many organisations and individuals back from making their mark with impact The single easiest way to unlock creative potential is through the making a mark. What better way to begin a meeting, brainstorming session or indeed conference than to have BOTH sides of your brain engaged?

Master of Ceremonies

Cementing his professionalism as a presenter, host and MC; Peter has been involved in the corporate world for more than 20 years. Having hosted events for most of Australia’s blue chip companies, Peter is an outstanding choice and “Master of Masters” of all MCs. He has a unique and natural ability to add comedic rhetoric, satire and insights to suit any audience, and tailors each event to suit the audience and industry. His extensive of experience hosting live-to-air gives Pete the knack to read any room and deliver a polished, comfortable and enjoyable experience every time.
Topics

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Media Personalities & Celebrity
Feedback
Peter was the consummate professional; comfortable in his environment, completely unflappable and amusing in all the right spots. Interior Design Awards Australia
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