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Declan Fay


Declan Fay is an award-winning writer, producer and director who co-created Ronny Chieng: International Student, which has screened on ABC, BBC, Comedy Central and Netflix. Over fifteen years, he has written for Rove, Dirty Laundry Live, Problems, and You’re Skitting Me and Retrograde. He was also a script consultant on the recent Australian film, Standing Up for Sunny.

In 2015, he was series producer and head writer on ABC sketch comedy show Fancy Boy which won an AWGIE. He also co-created the ABC narrative comedy podcast, Crossbread, which was nominated for an ARIA and named as one of Apple’s top podcasts of the year. 

He has also written for successful documentaries such as Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise, Felicity Ward’s Mental Mission, and Hipsters

Declan has 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 toured Edinburgh. In 2021 he directed Greg Larsen’s stage show This Might Not Be Hell, which sold out the Melbourne Comedy Festival and received the Piece of Wood Award as chosen by fellow comics.

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