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Comedian who lived with anorexia turns experience into stand-up show

A comedian who lived with anorexia for a decade has turned his experience into a stand-up show.

Dave Chawner Credit: Dave Chawner

Dave Chawner wants to bring humour to the difficult and in his words - very unfunny topic - to engage people.

There are varying estimates about what percentage of eating disorder sufferers are men, but studies have shown that it could be up to 25%. The secretive nature of eating disorders means it’s possible that many sufferers of all genders are being overlooked.

Use the following services to find out more information and advice on eating disorders.

NHS Choices – Eating Disorders

Beat (Beat Eating Disorders)

  • Helpline: 0808 801 0677
  • Youthline: 0808 801 0711
  • Beat website