James Colley

James Colley

James Colley is a television comedy writer, producer and author best known for his work as Head Writer of ABC TV’s Gruen, Question Everything and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. He writes for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian among others and is the author of romantic comedy The Next Big Thing released through Pantera Press. He is no longer welcome at Taronga Zoo for reasons not disclosed here.

James Colley

TELEVISION

SUMMER LOVE
ABC/Gristmill 2022
Writer

GRUEN NATION
ABC/CJZ 2022
Head Writer

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: THE MUSIC AND THE MAYHEM
ABC 2019
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
2013-2014
Writer

LIVE PERFORMANCE

NAILED IT 
2016-2018
Creator / Host

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

A RATIONAL FEAR – FESTIVAL OF THE DANGEROUS IDEAS
2013-2014
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: THE SAM THAIDAY STORY
Random House Australia 2018
A biography

TOO RIGHT
Allen and Unwin 2017
A satirical memoir

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