The Outside Eye
This tends to be a 4 hour session (1 hour of prep and 3 in person or online) helping to work up a show or significantly develop a comedic idea
About the Session:
The focus of the session is driven by the priority of the performer/s but would generally include structural advice, helping make a show more distinctive to the writer, developing/extending jokes and adding toppers/callbacks etc, mapping a realistic timeline to the Fringe, and brainstorming further creative ideas for your show.
Where the performer/s already has the show in some sort of rough shape this would likely involve watching a run through at the Bill Murray (or elsewhere/online), taking extensive notes, and then spending 90 minutes to 2 hours afterwards working through these.
For shows that are at an earlier stage of development, I can help with the writing process, with motivation, encouragement and excellent advice.
Standard charge for the Outside Eye is £200
“Working with Dec was a really positive experience. He has supported me with advice on the structure and content of my shows but also has been invaluable with emotional support that is needed with creating a new show. He is one of the most genuine people I’ve met within the comedy world and is totally invested in both you and what you’re trying to create. He’s a wonderful person to have in your corner.”
"Working with Dec Munro was one of the best things I ever did for my comedy career. He will see through your bullshit, he will be blunt and honest and he will make you into the best version of yourself. I am never funnier or more productive than when I am in the company of Dec.”
“Dec took my show when it was a formless lump of wet cement and helped me craft it into a soaring, art-deco monument that will last for centuries, providing the authorities see fit to preserve it for the sake of generations to come. I’d have him direct my commute to work if I had the budget for it.”
“Dec is wise, kind and knows funny. We worked together on my first Edinburgh show remotely (phone calls, sending tape) and now I have a little Dec on my shoulder that notes me every show I do. Trust him, he’s good and will make you better.”
“I cannot recommend Dec Munro highly enough. He directed my 2017 and 2018 shows and they were both all the better for it. Dec has an incredible eye for structure and for teasing out the themes when you are lost in a forest of jokes and can’t see the wood for the trees. He is also such a positive influence to have around, helping to give you a realistic idea of where you are at and what you need to do to get your show to where you want it to be. His feedback is measured, insightful, never superfluous and ALWAYS useful, in fact it’s almost annoying how much he is right about things. He has not only a great sense of comedy, but a great sense of drama and storytelling that can lift a good show and make it a much better one.”
“The hottest young comedy director in Britain”