James Colley

James Colley

James Colley is a television comedy writer and producer known for his work as Head Writer on Gruen, Question Everything and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. He’s written on Bravest Warriors, Tomorrow Tonight, Tonightly with Tom Ballard, A Rational Fear, Recovery: The Music & The Mayhem and live events such as FireAid and the ARIAs 2019 and 2020.

His writing has been featured in The Guardian, Frankie Magazine, Crikey, The Big Issue, and Junkee among others. He is the author of Too Right published by Allen and Unwin and co-author of Tries, Lies and Meat Pies and Rise from Penguin Randomhouse.

He is also the creator of SBS Comedy’s The Backburner, live podcast Nailed It and has performed live at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Splendour in the Grass, the Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and others. He’s appeared on Radio National, ABC Sydney, ABC Melbourne, 2SER, FBi Radio, and a slew of podcasts he couldn’t name with a gun to his head.

James Colley

TELEVISION

THE WEEKLY WITH CHARLIE PICKERING      ABC 2014-current
Head Writer
Writer
TOMORROW TONIGHT                                              ABC 2018
Writer
TONIGHTLY WITH TOM BALLARD                     ABC 2017 – 2018
Writer

THE ARIAS                                                                         Zig Zag TV 2019, 2020
Writer

RECOVERY:                                                                      ABC 2019
THE MUSIC AND THE MAYHEM
Writer

GET KRACKIN’                                                             ABC 2017-2019
Additional writing

HARD QUIZ                                                                   ABC 2016-2017
Writer / Social Media

THE WEEKLY                                                               ABC 2014-2017
Social Media

GRUEN                                                                             ABC 2015-Current
Head Writer
Associate Producer/Researcher

THE ROAST                                                                    ABC2 2014
Contributing Writer

THE FEED                                                                       SBS 2014-15
Contributing Writer


RADIO/PODCASTS

TIME TRAVELLER’S GUIDE TO NOT DYING    Audible Australia, 2020
Head Writer

BACKCHAT ON FBI RADIO
                                       2014-15
Writer, Host

A RATIONAL FEAR ON RADIO NATIONAL     2013-14
Writer

STOP THE POSTS ON 2SER                                   2013-15
Writer, Host

WEB

THE GUARDIAN                                                         
2018-2019
Writer

FRANKIE MAGAZINE                                                 2019
Writer

THE BIG ISSUE                                                           2018
Writer

SBS COMEDY ‘BACKBURNER”                            2014-2017
Creator/ Writer

A RATIONAL FEAR                                                   2014
Writer

JUNKEE.COM                                                              2013-14
Writer

LIVE PERFORMANCE

NAILED IT                                                                      2016-2018
Creator / Host

A RATIONAL FEAR –                                                   2014
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
Writer / Performer

A RATIONAL FEAR –                                                    2013-2014
FESTIVAL OF THE DANGEROUS IDEAS
Writer

TEDX YOUTH CONFERENCE                                   2014
Host

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA                       Adelaide Fringe 2013
Performer

LIVE PERFORMANCE – SOLO SHOWS

DIRT BY SEA                                                                    2017
Sydney Comedy Festival

STILL EVOLVING                                                           2014
Sydney Comedy Festival

AN APE THAT THINKS HE’S PEOPLE                   2013
Sydney Comedy Festival

JAMES COLLEY VS. HIS OWN STUPID BRAIN 2013
Adelaide Fringe / Sydney Fringe

WELCOME TO THE WORLD                                     2012
Sydney Comedy Festival / Adelaide Fringe

PUBLISHED WORKS

RISE: THE SAM THAIDAY STORY                    Random House Australia 2019
A junior autobiography

TRIES, LIES AND MEAT PIES:                          Random House Australia 2018
THE SAM THAIDAY STORY
A biography

TOO RIGHT                                                               Allen and Unwin 2017
A satirical memoir

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