James Colley

James Colley

James Colley is a Young Walkley nominated satirist with a background in Physics and Science Communication and a passion for Comedic journalism.

He is best known for work with A Rational Fear and as creator of SBS Comedy’s The Backburner.

His writing has been featured at The Festival of Dangerous Ideas, on ABC TV’s The Weekly, SBS2’s The Feed, The Guardian, Junkee, Backchat on FBi Radio, SBS Comedy, ABC2’s The Roast and Radio National et al. In 2015, James joined the team at ABC TV’s Gruen as an associate producer/researcher.

He was selected to host the TEDxYOUTH conference and perform at Splendour in the Grass.

Colley has been described as “A Waste of Time” by the Australian Federal Police.

James Colley

Television

THE WEEKLY
Writer / Social Media – ABC, 2014-Current
GRUEN
Associate Producer/Researcher – ABC, 2015
THE ROAST
Contributing Writer – ABC2, 2014
THE FEED
Contributing Writer – SBS, 2014-15

Radio

BACKCHAT ON FBI RADIO
Writer, Host, 2014-15
A RATIONAL FEAR ON RADIO NATIONAL
Writer, 2013-14
STOP THE POSTS ON 2SER
Writer, Host, 2013-15

Web

A RATIONAL FEAR
Writer, 2014
SBS COMEDY ‘BACKBURNER”
Creator/ Writer, 2014-15
JUNKEE.COM
Writer, 2013-14

Live Performance

A RATIONAL FEAR – SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
Writer/Performer, 2014
A RATIONAL FEAR – FESTIVAL OF THE DANGEROUS IDEAS
Writer, 2013-2014
TEDX YOUTH CONFERENCE
Host, 2014
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
Performer – Adelaide Fringe, 2013

Live Performance  – Solo Shows

STILL EVOLVING
Sydney Comedy Festival, 2014
AN APE THAT THINKS HE’S PEOPLE
Sydney Comedy Festival, 2013
JAMES COLLEY VS. HIS OWN STUPID BRAIN
Adelaide Fringe / Sydney Fringe, 2013
WELCOME TO THE WORLD
Sydney Comedy Festival / Adelaide Fringe, 2012

 

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