Declan Fay

Author, Storyteller/Performer, Inspirational Speaker, Journalist

Declan Fay is one of Australia’s leading comedy writers and motivational speakers. He has performed at the Comedy festival, The fringe Festival and written for some of the best (and worst) television shows. He has spoken at over 600 different schools around Australia. He has never been pelted with fruit, although his dad once threw a Whopper with cheese at him for talking during the Bill.

What other jobs have you had?

My first job was as a pie boy at the MCG, selling lukewarm pies to very angry football supporters. I then worked cooking the pies. And finally got a job in charge of the pies. Now I really hate pies. I have also worked as a Truck Driver, a Trivia Host and a Dish Washer.

What themes are recurring in your work?

Usually it’s about the horrible mistakes I’ve made along the way, like the giant block of chocolate I stole from my high school or the time my car caught fire while I was driving it.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Melbourne Comedy Festival – Runner Up, Best Newcomer Melbourne Fringe Festival – sold out every night Arts Writer – Beat Hosted The Pinch on Triple R for 8 years. Have interviewed some of the biggest comedians and bands.

Where have your works been published?

Currently write for The Big Issue. Have written for Beat, Inpress, and appeared on Triple R and Triple J.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about letting kids know it’s okay to stuff up. It’s really okay to make mistakes, as long as you learn from them. I’m also passionate about helping kids reach their potential. (That sounds a bit like something Tony Robbins would say in a late night advertisement, but it’s true)

Haven’t I seen you before?

Melbourne Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Emerging Writers Festival, Ketches on Rove, MCG Scoreboard.

Anything else you’d like to share with us?

I played a fat baby on the television series Prisoner. While I was a baby, not a fully-grown man dressed up as a baby. That would be weird.

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