Rachel Berger is one of Australia’s most highly regarded, adept, and adaptive comedic talents, working variously as a comedian, broadcaster, novelist, columnist, agitator and television entertainer. Political, passionate and armed only with her material, Rachel Berger has been prowling the stand-up circuit like a tigress for 21 years.
She’s taken four solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival and her dynamic presence and engagingly sharp observations have made her an extremely popular performer both live and on television, across Australia and overseas. Her debut novel for Penguin, Whaddya Mean You’re Allergic To Rubber? sold out faster than Judas.
Her material is political, psychological and socially conscious. It encompasses contemporary lifestyles, offering a hilarious and poignant expose of human foibles. Her dynamic presence and engagingly sharp observations have made her an extremely popular performer both live and on television, across Australia and overseas.
Rachel Berger has performed four times at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. “a feisty ambassador from Oz who pulls no punches.” Whilst in Britain she has made numerous television appearances and performed extensively on the London comedy circuit.
Rachel Berger’s television credits include appearances on Rove Live, Tonite Live, The Big Gig, The Midday Show, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Denton, co-host of 1996 Comic Relief live-to-air, nationally on the Nine Network, World Series Debating and Good News Week, Good Morning Australia.
She’s featured in the ABC TV’s documentary Punchlines, 20 years of Australian Comedy, and The Smallest Room in the House. Rachel has prodded listeners into a new day with her early morning “Slice of Life” monologues on Radio National’s Daybreak program and co-presented with John Fain on ABC Radio 3LO. She has also written various articles for The Age, The Sunday Age, The Sunday Herald Sun and other national publications, such as New Woman and Rolling Stone magazines. Currently she is writing a regular weekly column for The Melbourne City Weekly, She has just completed her novel
Her "take no prisoners" attitude has had audiences laughing since she first started out on the comedy circuit in 1986. Rachel is now regarded as one of the country’s most diverse comedians.
Whether it’s performing a sell out one woman show here or at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, appearing on television or radio, writing her regular newspaper column or publishing her best selling novel, Rachel Berger makes people sit up and take notice. With her unique ability to connect with an audience, Rachel is also a superb corporate speaker and MC.