PETER BERNER – stand up comedian, broadcaster, corporate entertainer, event MC, writer, artist and cartoonist.
Described as ‘paint stripper for the mind’ and ‘exactly what stand up should be’, Pete has been entertaining and troubling audiences for over 20 years.
He was twice edited out of Melbourne Festival Gala TV specials after his material was deemed too ‘edgy’ for prime time. Something of which he is understandably very proud. (It was discussed at length on ABC TV’s Media Watch). He has also co-written and hosted BackBerner and The Einstein Factor on the ABC TV Australia and You Have Been Watching for the Comedy Channel (Australia).
Peter has also mounted 3 solo art shows and had his cartoons published in magazines including The Bulletin, Kookaburra, TNT (London). He contributes a weekly cartoon for the publications of the Alternative Media Group.
He is an Aquarian who is ambivalent about long walks on the beach.
With storytelling comics there’s a moment where the audience asks themselves ‘I wonder if that’s true?’. With Nick there is more doubt, because the stories are so outlandish, and yet at the same time there’s the sure knowledge that every story is true, and that his is a life lived laughing from disaster to disaster. He’s definitely one of those people you shouldn’t like but do.
He has an enviable gag rate, with each story and routine filled with set ups, call backs and devastating punchlines. His stories are unique, yet relate to everyone. Everyone has felt frustrated by the legal system, nobody else has tried to go to prison to prove a point. Everyone watches daytime TV, nobody else has been sacked from it for an incident involving a Russian call girl and an antique rocking horse.
Nick’s comedy has taken him all over the world. His last Edinburgh Festival show had sell-out performances, critical acclaim and a host of 4 star reviews. He is in enormous demand in comedy clubs throughout the UK, as a headline act and MC.
Jinx Yeo’s unique style of humour won him the 1st Runner-Up at the 2011 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition. He has shared the stage as a supporting act to comedy heavyweights such as Emo Philips, Arj Barker, Paul Ogata, as well as Hollywood star and “Saturday Night Live” veteran Rob Schneider. Having performed in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, China… and also at the famous Melbourne Comics Lounge, as well as the Sydney Comedy Festival 2013.
Jinx is one of the most international comedians to come out of Singapore. His sharp observations and bewildering imagination will leave you in stitches!