I direct full shows and offer an outside eye on shows in development.
For full show direction I tend to be involved from an early stage (finding the material in the first place and helping structure/filter it) but have also come in at later stages. Please do get in touch if you’d like to chat about yours – always happy to have a coffee or a Zoom and chat about your idea and if there’s a fit with what I could bring (no charge for that chat to be clear)
“The hottest young comedy director in Britain”
“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.”
"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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Directed Zach Zimmerman “Clean Comedy” (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe/Union Hall, New York)
Directed Mawaan Rizwan “Juice” (Edinburgh Fringe /National tour/Turned into a BBC/HBO show)
Directed Angela Barnes “Rose Tinted” (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe / Leicester Square Theatre, London / National Tour)
Directed Alasdair Beckett-King “Mysteries” (Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival, Soho Theatre, London) https://watch.nextupcomedy.com/watch/26155025
Directed Ellie Taylor “This Guy” (Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival, Leicester Square Theatre, London, National tour)
Directed Angela Barnes, “Fortitude”, Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival, Soho Theatre, London and National tour
Directed Steve Bugeja “Summer Camp”, The Tron, Edinburgh Fringe and tour.
Directed Andrew Hunter Murray’s “Round One” (Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Soho Theatre, London)
Directed Ellie Taylor’s “Infidelliety” (Edinburgh Festival/national tour & transfer to the Soho Theatre)
Directed Sofie Hagen’s “Shimmer/Shatter” (Edinburgh Festival/International tour & transfer to the Soho Theatre)
Directed & Produced my first show: Sofie Hagen’s “Bubblewrap. It won the Foster’s prize for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh festival.
“Bubblewrap” then transferred to the Soho Theatre in London for 3 runs and was filmed for BBC – now on Netflix as part of “Live from the BBC” https://www.netflix.com/watch/80182803?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C4%2C3e764d07-7d71-4a2c-8f94-9bc27bba12c6-341639321%2C%2C
and also online