Peter Berner is without a doubt one of Australia’s most popular and respected broadcasters, stand-up comics and corporate performers. He has been described as an entertainer who is “hysterically funny” (chortle.co.uk).
Peter has now returned to TV with his own live weekly news show, The B Team with Peter Berner, on Sky News Australia. Live every Friday and Saturday night at 9pm AEST Peter and his panel find the laughs in the week's other news headlines and current affairs.
Peter started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1988. He has performed at various prestigious festivals including the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Comedy Festivals and Just For Laughs – just to name a few. His intelligent humour has always set him apart as a performer who can comfortably straddle comedy styles as disparate as satire, observational comedy and reactive comedy with ease.
Peter’s major TV hosting roles have been Backberner (1999-2002) and The Einstein Factor (2004-2009) both on ABC TV. All up he has presented more than 300 hours of national television program content and has been nominated for two Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Comedy Series (2000 and 2002). In 2004 he hosted the Australian Film Institute Awards and in 2011 he hosted You Have Been Watching for The Comedy Channel.
Peter was co-host of The Cage breakfast radio team (2007) which was networked live each day along the east coast of Australia and then his own one-man-show, The Peter Berner Experiment (2008-2009), on Triple M and later hosted weekend afternoons on 2UE (2012).
A talented artist and cartoonist, Peter is a graduate of the National Art School and a 2001 Archibald finalist who has exhibited his work in galleries across the world. His interest in the craft has never wained, and in 2009 Peter co-wrote and hosted a documentary for ABC TV titled The Loaded Brush, in which he interviewed artists who had entered The Archibald.
Peter released his first book – a collection of his original humourous illustrations about modern life from the perspective of a very ordinary man – The Book of He (Finch Publishing) in December 2015.
The corporate speaking circuit has always kept Peter very busy too. He is one of the most recommended and in demand MC’s and corporate stand-up comedians. With hundreds of engagements under his belt he is a proven star of this field.