Peter Berner

Peter Berner is without a doubt one of Australia's most respected comics and broadcasters, having performed his unique brand of comedy across Australia for nearly three decades and hosted iconic television and radio programs.

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 ABC TV’s Backberner, The Einstein Factor, The Loaded Brush, The Comedy Channel’s You Have Been Watching, Sky News Live’s The B Team with Peter Berner and the Australian Film Institute Awards. All up he has presented more than 500 hours of national television program content in varying genres including comedy, news and documentary in live and taped environments.

On FM radio, Peter was co-host of Triple M's breakfast show, The Cage, which was networked live each day along the east coast, and has also hosted his own solo radio show, The Peter Berner Experiment. On AM radio he hosted weekend afternoons on 2UE.

A talented artist and cartoonist, Peter is a graduate of the National Art School who has exhibited his work in galleries across the world.

In 2018 Peter was nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Archibald Prize for his self portrait, titled Self Portrait with Hindsight. On being nominated as a finalist, Peter said, "When I received the email telling me I had been selected I confess I was stunned. Thrilled. It took a moment to sink in. And then I wondered if the Nigerians had gotten into scamming painters as a new business model. It is one of the greatest things to have happened to me."

Peter released his first book in 2015 titled The Book of He, which was a collection of original humourous illustrations about modern life from the perspective of a very ordinary man. This was soon followed by the release of a sequel, The Book of They, in September 2017. The Book of They is an 80-page look at relationships and coupledom, complete with Berner’s brand of observational comedy.



Matt Agnew