James O’Loghlin

Entertaining Media Host, Comedian, MC & Facilitator

James O’Loghlin is an extraordinarily entertaining and versatile corporate entertainer, whose career has spanned criminal law, comedy and the media.

Best known as the curious, thought-provoking and humorous host of 300 episodes of The New Inventors on ABC-TV, he is also a much-loved broadcaster and panel member on ABC Radio.

A natural comedian with a warm and friendly approach, James is a highly-polished MC, panel facilitator, after dinner entertainer and keynote speaker, who delivers the perfect mix of laughter, entertainment and substance.

As an MC, he communicates salient points and draws laughs from whatever is happening, all the time running the event in an efficient and appropriate manner. As a panel facilitator he puts panelists at ease yet never fails to keep discussions both informative and entertaining. Drawing on his experience as a radio and television host and ex-criminal lawyer, he knows exactly how to ask the right questions at the right time.

More about James O’Loghlin:

James went to a private school, studied law at university and became a corporate lawyer. After realising that he had made a terrible mistake, he threw himself into stand-up comedy, and left corporate law to become a criminal lawyer. Through the 1990s he had two parallel careers; criminal lawyer by day, and comedian by night. He juggled both with television appearances on Good News Week, Hey, Hey It’s Saturday and more, while also working as a writer for Andrew Denton on his Triple M breakfast show, and at the Logies. In 1999, he finally left the law.

As well as all his other commitments, James has hosted Sunday Evenings with James O’Loghlin on ABC Local Radio since 2009. He is also the author of four books: How to Balance Your Life, Umm … A Complete Guide to Public Speaking, and Andy’s Secret Weapon, a story for children.

James speaks about:

James’ role as the host of The New Inventors fueled his interest in innovation, a subject upon which he now regularly gives keynote speeches. He explores practical things we can all do every day to become more innovative, and about the ways in which companies can create a culture that encourages innovation.

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