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.
Writer / Social Media – ABC, 2014-Current
Associate Producer/Researcher – ABC, 2015
Contributing Writer – ABC2, 2014
Contributing Writer – SBS, 2014-15
BACKCHAT ON FBI RADIO
Writer, Host, 2014-15
A RATIONAL FEAR ON RADIO NATIONAL
STOP THE POSTS ON 2SER
Writer, Host, 2013-15
A RATIONAL FEAR
SBS COMEDY ‘BACKBURNER”
Creator/ Writer, 2014-15
A RATIONAL FEAR – SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
A RATIONAL FEAR – FESTIVAL OF THE DANGEROUS IDEAS
TEDX YOUTH CONFERENCE
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
Performer – Adelaide Fringe, 2013
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