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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.

Media
Expertise
Talking Points

The Creative Advantage

Unlock the creativity within your organisation
In an age where knowledge can be googled, creativity is currency.

An organisation that encourages and values creativity is collaborative, inventive, daring, fun, spontaneous, communicative and enthusiastic.

In a session that mixes information, entertainment and real, practical exercises to help unlock the creativity that is in everyone.

Key takeaways:

- How innovation, entrepreneurialism and great leadership flow from creativity
- Why hiring for creativity should be your #1 priority
- What creativity brings to the boardroom table

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
  • Creativity
  • 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

Peter was absolutely what we wanted; very capable and very funny as we knew he would be.

ANZ Retail Banking

Peter was excellent on Friday night; well practiced, clever, very topical and funny. Thank you.

Corporate Theatre Productions Pty Ltd

It can be hell in the trenches, but not at the CMA. Thank you so much for leading such a memorable and entertaining evening last week at our ConTech 2007 Quiz Night. We may never be the same again, but thank you for your talents and for stepping into the breach when things did not always go according to plan. I believe that many thought your rapport with Brett was rehearsed, so seamless were things in the face of technical challenges!

Confectionary Manufacturers Australasia Ltd

Peter's stand up was perfectly pitched and really well received.

The Walkley Foundation

Peter was absolutely fantastic. Kept the audience entertained, was very witty, and at the same time kept to schedule well without getting off on tangents. Perhaps the best MC we’ve had for an event

ADMA

The audience loved Pete. He engaged the audience from the beginning of the night and set the vibe for the evening. He is the consummate professional and made my job much easier on the night.

Corporate Travel Management

They all loved him; 600 Delegates who have seen it all - everyone laughed, current and topical.

Australian Superannuation Funds Association

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.

Deakin University
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