Peter Brown
Award Winning Radio Host, Master of Ceremonies and Awards Host Expert
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Peter Brown is an award-winning radio host, a sought-after MC, and a producer who excels in combining research & production skills with an element of performance. Peter Brown passionately brings interest to his presentations and his quick-witted humour keeps events on track and creates memorable moments of fun and connection.

Expertise in

  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Business Growth & Strategy

Speaker Types

  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Entertainment & Entertainers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Master of Ceremonies & Event Hosts

PETER BROWN BIOGRAPHY

Peter Brown has always had one foot in two different worlds. By day, he’s spent two decades as an award-winning radio host, celebrated for his intellectual curiosity, thorough research and intelligent questions. By night, he’s a quick-witted comic improviser. As an Emcee, Peter Brown brings the best of both. An experienced producer, Peter works closely with clients to get a clear sense of their goals. He develops a sharp, clear script. When it comes time to deliver, he’s a master of reading the room. And his quick wit and inclusive humour keep things on track no matter what happens. In fact Peter’s clients often say his spontaneous “saves” are highlights of their event.

Brown’s career started after he studied at the University of Saskatchewan where he had the opportunity to do graduate work in English at the University of Cambridge. This involved long hours poring over 17th century manuscripts, and in his spare time doing comedy sketches. Those years led to both a Master’s Degree in Literature and a comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe that was featured on BBC Radio. After returning to Canada, Peter Brown became a producer and host for CBC. This is where Brown’s career took off as he got to develop his skills on multiple platforms. He got to interview Prime Ministers, premiers, scientists, artists, athletes, business leaders, and “ordinary” people doing remarkable things. He worked hard to craft interviews that were well-researched, challenging and revealing. There were serious days too, and moments of grief and tragedy.

Peter Brown also had the opportunity to create moments of entertainment and fun. When former listeners talk to him now, they mention memorable moments of spontaneity and adaptability when conversations and interviews went off the rails or took an unexpected tangent. Peter Brown hosted CBC Edmonton’s afternoon radio show Radio Active, where his intelligence and humour won him a loyal audienceHe also hosted music and culture shows, and for seven seasons led the creative team on the award-winning comedy program The Irrelevant Show and is the only person to appear on both The Debaters and Ideas.

Peter is most proud of heading the creative and production teams on The Irrelevant Show as it was a great combination of science and art. His job was to tune a complicated production machine in the service of some cleverly observed sketches and occasional goofy jokes. There was nothing more satisfying than turning a phone conversation in November into a fully-produced radio sketch that was heard across the country in January.

As a comedian Peter Brown has written for many TV sketches and programs. He regularly performs with Edmonton’s improvised comedy soap opera “Die Nasty” among other shows. That rare combination of skills makes him a sought-after Emcee, with clients who bring him back year after year. Peter Brown thrives on creating a strong, clear plan, and also shines if the plan ever falls apart: his quick-witted humour keeps events on track, and creates memorable moments of fun and connection.

Peter Brown is no longer with CBC and has committed himself to Podcasting, Improv Shows, Playwriting and Keynote Presentations and Hosting Conferences/Events. He is passionate in bringing his skills and interests to any project, organization or cause. He excels in combining research and production skills with an element of performance. He is an expert at adapting to challenging situations, being in the moment, and reacting spontaneously. A lot of it boils down to the same path: asking the right questions, developing a solid plan, executing the details, and making people laugh along the way.

Master of Ceremonies at Your Event

  • PLANNING/PROGRAMMING – As an experienced producer and writer, Peter can help you develop programming elements to strike the right tone, create moments of surprise and entertainment and more. From the outset, he’ll discuss your core messages, overall tone, and the needs of your audience, and help ensure that all elements of your event hit the marks you’ve set.

    SCRIPT AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT – Peter is a quick and capable writer and excels at taking simple bullet points and turning them into a fully fleshed-out presentation.  He is more than happy to incorporate any notes or comments you have. Some hosts charge extra for the script, or they keep the script after the event if they are not compensated for it. If you hire Peter through the conference package, you can keep your script for use as a template in future years, even if he is not involved in the event.

    QUICK INTERVIEWS WITH SPEAKERS, DECISION MAKERS, LEADERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS BEFORE THE EVENT – Peter takes the time to get to know each showcase speaker, special guests, award winners etc. before each event. He also spends as much time as he can with any organization representative to research the organization and the event so that he can bring an insider look to the audience to make it feel like the event is being hosted by one of your own.

    FREE PRE-RECORDED PROMO VIDEO – informative, entertaining video to make sure your attendees are prepared and enthusiastic before the event even begins, and to convince the undecided that they’ll be missing out if they don’t attend. This is perfect for sharing on your social media and internal networks.

    HIGH LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM AND SKILLS TO HOST THE EVENT – No matter how great your plan is, surprises always happen. This is where Peter’s skills as a broadcaster and improviser come into play. He keeps everything on track and running smoothly, keeps the mood bright with moments of gentle humour, and when something does go wrong, his improvisation skills turn those moments into entertainment and even humour. He also tailors’ announcements and information to engage your audience and lift them out of run of the mill housekeeping.

    HOSTING, GALA AND CLOSING “HIGH-NOTE” – Peter also offers to put a ribbon on your event with a closing presentation that will capture the highlights – the lessons, the takeaways and the fun of your event. A great blend of humour and inspiration.

    KEYNOTE OR BREAKOUT – As part of the conference package, Peter also offers his popular keynote or breakout presentation: Laughing Matters, all about the benefits and connective power of laughter. It’s a fascinating and funny presentation that leaves the audience entertained and better prepared to face stress and uncertainty. Peter can, of course, tailor this highly rated presentation for your needs.

    THE WHOLE PACKAGE: It all adds up to a well-organized presentation that’s clear, calm, accessible and entertaining. That’s why Peter’s clients bring him back year after year – they know they can trust him to make their event run smoothly, to roll with the punches and to strike the perfect balance between serious information and humour.

    You can hire a broadcaster and your presentation will be smooth and professional. You can hire a comic to give you moments of fun and surprise. You can hire Peter Brown and get both.

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The Irrelevant Show - An hour of sketches and songs tailored for your audience by CBC Radio’s award-winning comedy troupe.

  • The Irrelevant Show was one of CBC Radio’s most successful comedy programs. It drew an audience of more than 750,000 listeners per week, won multiple Canadian Comedy Awards and sold out theatres across Canada. The Irrelevant Show’s award-winning musical team, led by Peter Brown and resident composer/pianist Jan Randall, wrote more than 50 songs for national broadcast. These were often highlights of their live shows and they received countless requests for copies and even sheet music. As they have demonstrated during their years on CBC, they know how to craft comedy that’s light-hearted and inclusive – if they sing or do an improv skit about an individual in your organization, they’ll definitely want a copy to play for their family later on.

    In seven seasons on air, they recorded more than a thousand sketches and songs. So whatever your group or event, they have material that will strike a chord with your audience. They have done numerous sketches about sports, medicine, education, politics and the legal system. Beyond that, many of their greatest hits look at the absurdities of daily life: dating and marriage, business, parents and children, office politics, air travel, etc. They also have lots of material about pop culture – they cover the waterfront from Stuart McLean to Star Wars. Peter Brown and his team customize and tailor material that is relevant with each organization and event theme.

    They can also include a customized mini-musical piece to end the event on a high note. It will turn the highlights of your gathering into a funny and entertaining package. Your themes, speakers, and memorable moments will become the subjects of soaring songs, tender ballads, patter tunes and big show-stoppers. A great way to end an event and sum up your programming.

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Crunch Time

  • Have you ever had sweaty palms before an important presentation? Dry mouth during a difficult conversation? Struggled to find the right words or frozen up when it is time to be at your best?

    Crunch Time and we all know it well.  Peter has felt the nerves kick in and been distracted by the voice of doubt in his head. He has tried to become what he thought people WANTED him to be, rather than showcasing his own strengths and ideas. As a result, he has blown some great opportunities he had, but not without learning some key strategies on how to conduct himself in high-pressure situations.

    Over the years Peter learned to conquer those moments by re-framing them in his mind, and by learning how to ask the right questions on the fly. It is the lessons he was able to implement in his own situations that ‘Crunch Time’ is all about. He will provide powerful tools to bring your best self to your most important moments, both professional and personal.

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How to Convince the Media to Give a Hoot About Your Story

  • You know those press releases your organization sends out? Chances are, they’re going straight into the trash.

    Every day, local newsrooms receive hundreds of releases. The vast majority get a quick glance and go straight into the trash. And even if your release is discussed in a story meeting, it may well get a “no” within the first few lines. The odds are good that your press releases are part of that 80 to 90 percent, thrown out after someone has read a few lines at most.

    Peter Brown can help you break through. As a CBC radio host and producer at both the local and national level, Peter has led thousands of those story meetings. He’s taken part in those discussions about which stories should be covered, and he’s written and edited countless interviews and items. Peter Brown can help you break through. As a CBC radio host and producer at both the local and national level, Peter has been in thousands of those story meetings. He has led those discussions about which stories should be covered, and he’s written and edited countless interviews and items.

    Whether you want people to know about your event, your brand, or your new project, Peter will tell you exactly what assignment editors and reporters are looking for, and how to craft a press release (or phone conversation) to spark their interest. Beyond that, he’ll offer strategies that will help the media “see” or “hear” your story as part of their show or publication. And he’ll show you how your exposure in mainstream media can be the spark that launches your social media campaign.

    An hour loaded with information and humour, that will help you get your story, your company, or your event, the attention it deserves.

     

     

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The Humour Quotient - Laugh your Way through Stress.

  • Nothing wears you down like job stress and uncertainty. You’re exhausted. You’re cranky. You’re losing sleep. And worst of all you feel powerless – you have no control over the changes that are coming at you.
    That’s where THE HUMOUR QUOTIENT comes in.
    In this presentation, Peter shares the many ways laughter can help you cope with stress, change and uncertainty. From known physical benefits to a deeper connection with colleagues and friends, to a greater feeling of control and perspective, Peter teaches you how to use laughter to make your life better in any situation. Loaded with laughs and great examples, this talk will leave you entertained and prepared to face your own stresses with a smile.
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CRUNCH TIME - Be at Your Best When it Really Matters

  • Ever had sweaty palms before an important presentation? Dry mouth during a difficult conversation? Frozen up when your boss asked you for “creative” ideas? Welcome to CRUNCH TIME. Peter Brown has been there countless times. Drawing on his wealth of experience as a radio host/ producer, comic and actor, Peter will give you powerful tools to bring your best self to your most important moments, both professional and personal. You’ll walk away from your biggest moments without regret, knowing you left it all on the table.
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Emcee/Hosting Events - Conference Package

  • You can hire a broadcaster and your presentation will be smooth and professional. You can hire a comic to give you moments of fun and surprise. You can hire Peter Brown and get both.

    Planning/programming – As an experienced producer and writer, Peter can help you develop programming elements to strike the right tone, create moments of surprise and entertainment and more. From the outset, he’ll discuss your core messages, overall tone, and the needs of your audience, and help ensure that all elements of your event hit the marks you’ve set.

    Script and program development – Peter is a quick and capable writer, and excels at taking simple bullet points and turning them into a fully fleshed-out presentation.  He is more than happy to incorporate any notes or comments you have. Some hosts charge extra for the script, or they keep the script after the event if they are not compensated for it. If you hire Peter through the conference package, you can keep your script for use as a template in future years, even if he is not involved in the event.

    Quick Interviews with speakers, decision-makers, leaders and special guests before the event: Peter takes the time to get to know each showcase speaker, special guests, award winners etc before each event. He also spends as much time as he can with any organization representative to research the organization and the event so that he can bring an insider look to the audience to make it feel like the event is being hosted by one of your own.

    Free pre-recorded video: informative, entertaining video to make sure your attendees are prepared and enthusiastic before the event even begins, and to convince the undecided that they’ll be missing out if they don’t attend. This is perfect for sharing on your social media and internal networks.

    High level of professionalism and skills to host the event: No matter how great your plan is, surprises always happen. This is where Peter’s skills as a broadcaster and improviser come into play. He keeps everything on track and running smoothly, keeps the mood bright with moments of gentle humour, and when something does go wrong, his improvisation skills turn those moments into entertainment and even humour. He also tailors announcements and information to engage your audience and lift them out of run-of-the-mill housekeeping.

    Hosting, Gala and closing “high-note”: Peter also offers to put a ribbon on your event with a closing presentation that will capture the highlights – the lessons,  the takeaways and the fun of your event. A great blend of humour and inspiration.

    Keynote or breakout: As part of the conference package, Peter also offers his popular keynote or breakout presentation: Laughing Matters, all about the benefits and connective power of laughter. It’s a fascinating and funny presentation that leaves the audience entertained and better prepared to face stress and uncertainty. Peter can, of course, tailor this highly-rated presentation for your needs.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

LAUGH YOUR WAY THROUGH STRESS

  • Nothing wears you down like job stress and uncertainty, especially these days. You’re exhausted. You’re cranky. You’re losing sleep.

    And worst of all you feel powerless – you have no control over the changes that are coming at you.

    That’s where LAUGHING MATTERS comes in.

    In 25 years as a broadcaster, and decades as a comic and writer, I’ve dealt with wave after wave of cutbacks, cancellations, rejection and restructuring. At times I struggled to cope with all that uncertainty.

    But I learned to use humour to manage my stress and improve my outlook. I’ll share those lessons – and those laughs – in  LAUGHING MATTERS. I’ll show you the many ways laughter can help you cope with stress and change.

    From known physical benefits, to a deeper connection with colleagues and friends, to a greater feeling of control and perspective, I’ll teach you how to use laughter to make your life better in any situation.

     

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Peter is an expert at reading his audience. He knows when to be serious, when to be light-hearted, and improvises effortlessly if needed.

Mike Roshuk

Stakeholder Relations Coordinator

Safety Codes Council

I was really impressed at the lengths he went to understand our group, the issues they deal with day-to-day, and to make a very real connection with them.

Sonja Raven

P.Ag Agricultural Fieldman

County of Grande Prairie ASB Conference Agenda Committee

We really enjoyed having Peter as part of our event and would love to have him work with us again.

Sonja Raven

Agricultural Fieldman

County of Grande Prairie ASB Conference Agenda Committee

Peter stepped in to save the day for our event. He was amazing! He engaged well with our audience and added the right amount of humour at the appropriate time. The results from the satisfaction survey of our delegates rated his efforts with a 95% engagement rating! We are certainly looking forward to working with him again.

Stuart Ray

Executive Director

Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel

..the highly talented cast delivered skits appropriate for the entire audience and relatable content that let everyone enjoy a hearty laugh at our “Made in Canada” idiosyncrasies. The Cast of the Irrelevant Show was truly the perfect choice of entertainment for our crowd and received rave reviews from our delegates.

Audrey Dutka

Alberta Teachers Association

I was laughing so hard I was crying. This show is the best of the best, a full hour of the top sketches from the best radio comedy on the planet.

(5 out of 5 stars) Edmonton Journal

IN THE MEDIA

PODCASTS

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MEDIA INTERVIEWS

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Peter Brown CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Business Growth & Strategy

Speaker Types

  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Entertainment & Entertainers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Master of Ceremonies & Event Hosts
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