I work on stand-up, comedy writing and speaking. From new comedians wanting to build their first set, to established performers looking to find new angles or develop work, to comedians working on their sets for TV and non comedians focussing on speechwriting/performance
I generally offer two different types of help:
“Working with Dec completely changed the way I thought about my show and who it was for. Dec is totally honest about what works and what doesn’t, and I left the sessions with tons of ideas about what I needed to do to clarify the structure, narrative, and the character. The sessions were inspiring, full of information, and absolutely the best thing I did for my show.”
"I’d have no hesitation in saying the show I ended up producing would not have been anywhere near what it was without Dec’s help. Crucially he gave me a structure that focused the themes of the show and allowed me to place pieces of material in an order that lead to the show having a narrative arc, or a ‘through line’. I also can’t stress enough how much funnier he made it; he pointed out opportunities for toppers on jokes, highlighted where further call backs could be used and, importantly, encouraged me to avoid taking easy routes to laughs where more interesting jokes could be developed. These sessions were crucial to me in developing work that is distinctive to me as an act, as well as beneficial to my own understanding of my voice as a writer performer, and I’d recommend it to anyone."
“I can’t recommend Dec Munro enough. He really opened my eyes to the key things I personally needed to do to bring more depth and originality to my work. He instantly put me at ease and I felt like I could talk to him about anything. In just one session I came out feeling so much more inspired and so much more confident about the next stages of the creative process that I needed to embark on and explore.”
“I worked extensively with Dec on the script for my Edinburgh show. He is brilliant at honing jokes, finding the funny and bringing real heart to a piece. In particular he helped me with structuring the show. A total pleasure to work with from start to finish!”