James Colley is a comedy writer and producer known for his work as head writer on Gruen, Gruen Nation, Question Everything and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. He’s written on Summer Love, Bravest Warriors, Tomorrow Tonight and Tonightly with Tom Ballard and for live events such as FireAid and the ARIAs 2019 and 2020. James is a regular columnist for the Spectrum liftout in the Sydney Morning Herald, and his writing has been featured in the Guardian, Frankie Magazine, Crikey, the Big Issue and Junkee. He has performed live at Vivid Sydney, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Splendour in the Grass, the Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival. The Next Big Thing is his debut novel.