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Peter Berner

About Peter Berner

Comedy legend as seen on Einstein Factor and Good News Week. As heard of radio's The Cage, The Peter Berner experiment and Thank God it's Friday.

This TBS Ten is with Peter Berner, where we find out about the importance of fixing your teeth and how a great comic sees the world.


TBS: What do you think the key factor is in you ending up where you are today career-wise?

Peter Berner: Many years ago I publicly mocked and derided the media’s coverage of a major department store’s grand opening of the new cosmetic counter at their flagship city store. I ridiculed the event and those who attended, which included, as one would expect, many of the leading and most attractive thinkers in the land but also the then-state Premier. Streets were cordoned off for the event. Now, as I sit alone and drink myself to death, I can’t help but think that my decision, on that fatal morning, proved a turning point in my career.

TBS: Who do you consider the most intriguing public figure to watch at the moment?

Peter Berner: Elon Musk.

TBS: What is the worst way for a person to try and get your attention on social media?

Peter Berner: Spelling my name incorrectly.

TBS: If you could determine the exact influence you have on a young person, what do you hope she or he would gain from observing you?

Peter Berner: Just because you have bad teeth doesn’t mean you have to learn the banjo. There’s a lot you might be allowed to do if looks are not important to future employers.

TBS: What advice would you give a 15-year-old Peter Berner?

Peter Berner: Get your teeth fixed.

TBS: Tell us something NO-ONE knows about you…until now…

Peter Berner: A few years back I kill…wow…you almost got me. Boy, that question, just slipped in like that, would have made life much easier for the people running Guantanamo Bay.

TBS: What is your favourite pretentious word to say in unrelated situations?

Peter Berner: Dystopian.

TBS: What is the one gift you will pretty much always re-gift…

Peter Berner: A firm handshake.

TBS: What is your favourite inspirational quote or person, as cliche as it may be?

Peter Berner: “A good comic wakes up and sees the world as a funny place. A great comic doesn’t.”

TBS: In 3 words or less, how would you describe a Peter Berner comedy show?

Peter Berner: I guess the easiest way would be to not use my first name and just go with “Berner comedy show”.

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