Speakers Profile - Peter Berner

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

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.

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

Since breaking onto 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, The Project - to name a few.

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

He has acted as a fill-in host for Paul Murray Live on SKY News and has a new show launching on the network in July 2016.

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.

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.

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 latest 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.

Peter is an Aquarian who is ambivalent about long walks on the beach.