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TV host, author and performer
New Inventors host James O’Loghlin blends comedy and thought provoking ideas to engage and entertain audiences across the country. A guest on almost every national television program, James speaks regularly on topics of creativity and innovation, and is the author of Umm…a Complete Guide to Public Speaking of which he teaches and coaches. His versatility means James easily assumes the role of MC, facilitator, moderator, panellist, after dinner speaker, corporate comedian and debater.
James O'Loghlin is one of Australia's leading comedians and media personalities.
Since 2004 He has hosted ‘The New Inventors’ on ABC TV. From 2002 to 2006 he hosted ‘The Evening Show’ on 702 ABC Sydney and ABC Local Radio around NSW and the ACT. James’ background as a commercial and criminal lawyer blended with his live and broadcast comedy has helped him become a talented and versatile comedian, entertainer and communicator.
James began performing stand-up comedy in 1990 and has performed thousands of times around Australia, and been a regular guest on virtually every national television program that has guests who think they are funny and/or clever on it, from ‘Good News Week’ and ‘Rove Live’ to ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Lateline’
James O'Loghlin is a sought after corporate performer. His experience and versatility mean he can easily assume the role of MC, facilitator, moderator, panellist, after dinner speaker, corporate comedian and debater. He speaks regularly on Creativity and Innovation
He is the author of ‘Umm…a Complete Guide to Public Speaking’, and he teaches and coaches public speaking. He is currently writing a book on Work/Life Balance and speaks on this subject as well.
James is very funny, but is also able when appropriate to be serious. One of his strengths is the ability to have an audience laughing one minute and thinking the next.
He has written and hosted his own television shows, and written and performed several popular live comedy shows, including "Lawyer Lawyer", about his 8 years as a corporate and criminal lawyer
¨ The New Inventors (ABCTV)
¨ The Glass House (ABCTV)
¨ Good News Week (ABC and Network 10)
¨ The Fat (ABCTV)
¨ Australia’s Favourite Book (ABCTV)
¨ O'Loghlin on Saturday Night (ABCTV)
¨ Inside the Arena (Foxtel / Arena)
¨ People Dimensions (ABCTV)
¨ Rove live (Network 10)
¨ Hey, Hey it's Saturday ( Nine Network)
¨ ABC's The Great Debates (ABCTV)
¨ Smallest Room in the House (ABCTV)
“We all thoroughly enjoyed his humour and charm”
Sparke Helmore Solicitors
“Thankyou for your fantastic “MC” services…your cool, calm and collected style not only kept us highly amused, but kept everything and everybody else under control”
The Starlight Foundation
“Our clientele varies greatly in tastes and background and your professionalism and ability to connect with and entertain audiences was greatly appreciated. You were one of the standout comedians”
The Harbourside Brasserie
“Thankyou for your marvellous performance as host”
“Everybody in the audience of 320 people thoroughly enjoyed your performance. During the course of the evening many peoiple commented to me about the impressive standard of entertainment and humour offered by you.”
Norman Andrews House
“An enormous thankyou. Your comedy section was a highlight of the evening’s entertainment…the act was great: well chosen, clever and above all funny. We had a great deal of positive feedback about the evening in general, and your performance in particular. We’d be happy to recommend you.”
Young Cancerians Sydney Committee
“The night was a rip roaring success thanks mainly to the talents of yourself.”
The Australian Black & White Artists Club
“[O’Loghlin] holds the spotlight for 70 minutes telling clever, philosophical jokes…[He] has the audience - men and women, from teenagers to retirees - in the palm of his hand”
The Sun Herald
“Excellent. Extremely amusing and an excellent ability to work the audience.”
Telstra Retail – Finance
“Excellent. James is a highly professional entertainer. His performance was outstanding.”
Australian Venture Capital Association
“Excellent We were very impressed with how he integrated aspects of some of the other speeches into his presentation which was very amusing as well as giving some food for thought. He was very approachable and down to earth - an excellent dinner guest.”
"Excellent . James excelled as master of ceremonies for the 2008 NRW Natural Resources Conference. His facilitation of the panel discussion was particularly impressive."
Department of Natural Resources and Water