Declan Fay

Declan Fay

Declan got his start in the entertainment industry at the age of one, when he played a fat baby on Prisoner, but discovered it was a tough industry when he was later replaced by a slightly cuter, fatter baby.

Since then, he has worked as a Writer, Producer and Director for over ten years, having written for Rove, Dirty Laundry Live, Problems, and You’re Skitting Me along with many other shows. In 2015, he was series producer and head writer on the award-winning comedy Fancy Boy, and co-creator and co-writer on the ABC’s Ronny Chieng: International Student, which will screen on Comedy Central and BBC early next year.

Declan has also directed a number of successful stage shows, including Felicity Ward’s The Hedgehog Dilemma, David Quirk’s Thrasher and Dave Thornton’s Different Kind of Normal, which all sold out the Melbourne Comedy Festival and later toured to Edinburgh.

On Radio, Declan has hosted shows on 3RRR, Triple J, and Triple M, and was a previously a co-host of 3RRR’s Breakfasters. He is currently a regular co-host on ABC’s evening program with Lindy Burns. He also hosts the very popular podcast, The Sweetest Plum.

As for web content, he has worked for Cricket Australia producing and performing videos, that were screened on CATV (the cricket Australia Website), social media and around the grounds, terrifying the MCG crowd when footage of him trying to sneak into the MCC wearing a gimp suit was played on the scoreboard. He also presented Hawks TV with Lehmo for two years, on the Hawthorn Football Club website.

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Declan Fay

Television – Writing

UP THE GUTS
Writer. Fox Sports, 2019
FANCY BOY
Series Producer. ABC, 2016
RONNY CHIENG: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT                      
Co-Creator, Co-Writer. Sticky Pictures, 2016
DIRTY LAUNDRY
Senior Writer. ABC, 2013 – 2015
FELICITY’S MENTAL MISSION
Co-Writer. ABC, 2014
HIPSTERS
Writer. SBS, 2014
STAND-UPS SIT DOWN  
Producer. COMEDY CHANNEL, 2013
YOU’RE SKITTING ME
Writer. ABC3, 2013
PROBLEMS
Head Writer. ABC TV, 2012
GUESSWORK TV
Development Writer. 2012
THE WHITE ROOM
Head Writer. CHANNEL SEVEN, 2010
ROVE
Senior Writer. CHANNEL TEN, 2007 – 2009
LOGIES
Writer – The Road to Gold (Sketches). CHANNEL NINE, 2009
THE MANSION
Senior Writer. COMEDY CHANNEL, 2008
ARIAS
Writer. CHANNEL TEN, 2007

 

Television – Performing

RONNY CHIENG: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
Security Guard. Sticky Pictures, 2016
MOLLY
Puppeteer. CHANNEL 7, 2015
DIRTY LAUNDRY
Sketch Performer. ABC, 2013 – 2015
HAWK TALK      
Co-Host with Lehmo, Hawthorn Football Club Website. HAWKS TV, 2013
PROBLEMS
Sketch Performer. ABC, 2012
ROVE
Sketch Performer. CHANNEL TEN, 2007 – 2009
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE
Weekly Sports Segment. ONE HD, 2009
DEC AND CHAMBO
MCG Scoreboard/Cricket Australia Website. CATV, 2009
THE MANSION
Sketch Performer. COMEDY CHANNEL, 2008
THE BREAKFAST SHOW
Co-Host. CHANNEL 31, 2006 – 2007
ROVE LIVE
Sketch Performer. CHANNEL TEN, 2005 – 2006
DIRTY DEEDS, YOU AM I (music video)
Performer. 2002
PRISONER
Fat Baby. CHANNEL TEN, 1980

 

Directing

DAVID QUIRK: THRASHER (2015)
Melbourne Comedy Festival – Nominated, Golden Gibbo
RONNY CHIENG: CHIENG REACTION (2014)
Melbourne Comedy Festival – Winner, Director’s Choice
Sydney Comedy Festival – Winner, Best Show
DAVE QUIRK: CAREER, SUICIDE (2014)
Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival
JUSTIN HAMILTON: JOHNNY LOVES MARY 1994 (2014)
MICF, Adelaide Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe
DAVE QUIRK: SHAKING HANDS WITH DANGER (2013)
Melbourne Comedy Festival – Winner, Piece of Wood
Sydney Comedy Festival – Nominated, Best Show
FELICITY WARD – THE HEDGEHOG DILEMMA (2012)
Melbourne Comedy Festival – Nominated, Barry Award Nomination, Adelaide Fringe – Nominated, Best Comedy
Edinburgh Fringe – Sold Out
DAVE THORNTON – THE SUM OF ALL PARTS  (2012)
Melbourne Comedy Festival – Sold Out
Adelaide Fringe – Sold Out
DAVE THORNTON: A DIFFERENT KIND OF NORMAL (2010)
Melbourne Comedy Festival – Sold Out
Edinburgh Fringe Festival – 5 Stars

 

Radio

BREAKFASTERS
Co-Host. 3RRR, 2015
BREAKFASTERS
Bumper Edition – Weekly Media Segment. 3RRR, 2014
SWEETEST PLUM PODCAST
Top Rating Podcast, iTunes. 2010 – 2015
HAWKSCAST, PODCAST
Weekly Podcast for Hawthorn Football Club. 2012
THE SWEETEST PLUM   
Sydney Drive Show. MMM, 2010 – 2011
THE PINCH
3RRR’s Weekly Comedy Show. 3RRR, 2002 – 2009
LIFE CLUB
Weekly Comedy Show. TRIPLE J, 2005 – 2006
UNEXPLAINED PHENOMENA      
Long running Cult Show. 3RRR, 2000 – 2002
SEEDS OF DOUBT
SYN FM, 2000

 

Stage

THE PINCH – MORNING GORY
Writer/Performer. MELB COMEDY FESTIVAL, 2005
The Age Picks of the Festival
THE PINCH – MORNING GORY     
Writer/Performer. MELB FRINGE FESTIVAL, 2004
“Serious talent, doing it right” – THE AGE
THE PINCH – 1994
Writer/Performer. MELB COMEDY FESTIVAL, 2004
“People were killing themselves laughing” – BEAT
MOTIVATE!        
Writer/Performer. MELB FRINGE FESTIVAL, 2003
Sold out solo show based on work as a motivational speaker
“Confident, Witty and Engaging” THE AGE
THE PINCH – RADIODEAD           
Writer/Performer. MELB COMEDY FESTIVAL, 2003
Runner-up: Best Newcomer, Nominated: Age Critic’s Award
“A Fine Example of Risk Taking Comedy”, THE AGE
CATCH 22          
Performer. MELB FRINGE FESTIVAL, 2001
THE THIN RED LINO
Writer/Performer. MELB UNI LAW REVUE, 2000
REWBERRY HIGH
Performer. MELB FRINGE FESTIVAL, 1999

 

Print

THE BIG ISSUE 
Regular Contributor. 2007 – 2014
FOOTBALL ALMANAC
Contributor. 2011 – 2013
THE AGE
Contributor. 2012
ART OF THE CITY – BEAT MAGAZINE
Weekly Arts Column. 2007 – 2008
STITCH THIS!
Anthology of New Australian Writers. 2004
THE CHASER
2003 – 2005
COMICS IN THE DOGHOUSE – BEAT MAGAZINE
Regular Contributor. 2002 – 2006

 

Speaking/Presenting

BOOKED OUT – SPEAKER
Australia’s leading speaking agent for Writers and Artists. 2004-2016
School Presentations – Comedy performances, comedy workshops, writing workshops, motivational speeches.
DREAM AND ACHIEVE – HIT PRODUCTIONS                       
National Speaking Program. 2002 – 2004
Presented over 300 talks to Schools across Australia and NZ. Reached over 150,000 students
FREELANCE SPEAKER/PRESENTER
Events and Seminars include: Melbourne Fringe Festival Launch, Fringe Festival Forums, Melbourne Career Expo, Youth Week, Book Week, The Push. 2002 -2006
FAME TRIVIA – HOST
Australia’s Leading Trivia Company. 2003-2008

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