Peter Berner Biography
Peter Berner is a stand-up comedian, television and radio host, cartoonist, and painter from Australia. On ABC Television, he hosted The Einstein Factor and Backberner. He previously co-hosted Sky News Australia’s news comedy series The B Team with Peter Berner.
How old is Peter Berner? – Age
He is 60 years old as of February 2023. He was born in 1963 in Singapore.
Peter Berner Family – Education
Berner was born to a Danish father and an Australian mother of Scottish ancestry. In 1964, he relocated to Sydney, Australia. He graduated from Sydney’s National Art School, where he concentrated in painting and served on the student council.
Peter Berner Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Peter Berner Stand-Up
Berner began his stand-up comedy career in 1988. Throughout the early 1990s, his career flourished, and he appeared at numerous festivals, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Sydney Comedy Festival, and the Adelaide Comedy Festival. During this time, he wrote and performed several solo shows throughout Australia and the United Kingdom, building a fan base of comedy aficionados. He also appeared frequently on Australia’s Saturday night comedy show Hey Hey It’s Saturday.
Berner’s one-man stand-up shows, Lonely Guys and Rant, debuted at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 1997.
Peter Berner The Einstein Factor
Berner returned to television in 2004, anchoring the quiz show The Einstein Factor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Contestants competed against a panel of three celebrity experts on a variety of topics, with Berner serving as the quizmaster. The Einstein Factor lasted six seasons and 244 episodes. The series concluded in 2009. Berner also hosted the Australian Film Institute Awards in 2004.
Peter Berner Radio
Berner joined Southern Cross Austereo in 2007 and co-hosted the breakfast show The Cage on Triple M with Brigitte Duclos, James Brayshaw, Matt Parkinson, and Mike Fitzpatrick. Until 2009, the breakfast show was broadcast in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Berner also had a one-man radio show on the Triple M network during this time, The Peter Berner Experiment, which aired from 2008 to 2009.
Berner returned to the comedy festival circuit after a few years away with his one-man stand-up show Bernerland, which premiered at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2007 and was played at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2008.
Berner co-wrote and hosted The Loaded Brush on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2008. The documentary focused on Berner’s love of painting and included video diaries of Berner creating his own self-portrait for the Archibald Prize, as well as interviews with other artists who had previously entered the Archibald.
Peter Berner Backberner
In 1999, Berner debuted his new one man stand-up show, Upset, at the Harold Park Inn in Sydney. He then, at that point, took the show to the Melbourne Global Satire Celebration that very year. Also in 1999, Berner started hosting his very own show on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation called Backberner. The show was a political satire sketch comedy that mocked the formats of current affairs news. Berner and character actress Louise Siversen cohosted. The primary series debuted on 19 August 1999 and would go on for four series prior to finishing in 2002. The series received nominations for Most Outstanding Comedy Series at the Logie Awards in 2000 and 2002 during this time.
Berner performed at the celebration night of the Melbourne Global Parody Celebration in 2000 which was communicated on Organization Ten. One of the Archibald Prize finalists in 2001 was a portrait of Berner by Martine Emdur, sister of TV host Larry Emdur. It was titled Laughing on the Inside.
Peter Berner Book
Berner’s debut novel was released in November 2015. Berner’s original cartoons are collected in The Book of He (Finch Publishing).