Rachel Berger is one of Australia’s most highly regarded, adept, and adaptive comedic talents, working variously as a broadcaster, comic, novelist, columnist, agitator and television entertainer. Rachel’s dynamic presence and engagingly sharp observations have made her an extremely popular performer both live and on television, across Australia and overseas.
I was born in Israel and after growing up with Jewish guilt and refugee parents, I know more about survival than any idiot attending tribal council on reality TV.
At the core of my work is the exploration of our collective journey through humour. To find our voice, express our dreams and to feel that we belong. This exploration is achieved by means of contextualising personal issues against a backdrop of bigger issues affecting our community, our city and our world.
I have been a regular columnist with THE AGE and a frequent contributor to THE SUNDAY AGE, as well as national magazines such as NEW WOMAN and ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE.
I am passionate about the power of laughter to remove obstacles in our communication. “Laughter makes you light headed, but it also brings light. It’s intoxicating.”
In addition to the Melbourne and Edinburgh International Comedy Festivals, I’ve appeared on television shows Rove-Live, The Glass House, Good Morning Australia, Good News Week, World Series Debating, The Big Gig, Hey Hey It’s Saturday and Denton I’m also a regular guest on The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine, ABC Radio 774.