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Dave's a number 1 best-selling author, award-winning stand up, presenter & mental health campaigner. 

Dave's 1st Edinburgh show, Normally Abnormal, sensitively used humour to explore his anorexic past. The show received critical acclaim, had sell-out shows and went on UK tour. As a result, the show was given an award by The UK's Eating Disorder Charity  at The Houses Of Parliament in 2014. 

In 2015 Dave was asked to give a TED Talk on the topic of eating disorders. This caught the attention of a publisher and he was asked to write a book based on his experiences. This became Weight Expectationspart memoir, part self-help guide aiming to engage, entertain and educate people about anorexia.

Since then Dave has gone on to do shows about adult circumcisionveganism, philosophy and mental health

In 2023 he won Pegasus' Comedy Awards 'Ongoing Comedian Of The Year' at The Edinburgh Fringe.

Dave has been a stand-in for BBC's Mock The Week & Channel 4's Taskmaster and has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain, ITV's Lorraine, Jeremy Vine On 5, Radio 1, Radio 2 & Radio 4. His comedy special 'Mental' has recently been uploaded to 'NextUp'

He has written for National newspapers including The Guardian, The Telegraph and Metro as well as numerous magazines including Cosmopolitan, GQ​ and Men's Fitness.

Dave is patron of the award-winning Midlands based eating disorder charity First Steps, a patron of the mental health charity Recovery Assistance Dogs (AKA RAD), and a patron of Oakleaf in Guildford. He is a founding member of The Speaker's Collective. He is Mental Health First Aid trained & a media ambassador for MindThe Mental Health Foundation  and Beat. 

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TV Appearances

BBC – Tomorrow’s World, Presenter 

BBC 1 – Breakfast, Guest

BBC 1 - Morning Live

BBC 1 – News, Interview

BBC 1 – Trust Me I’m A Doctor 

BBC 1 - (Regional) Midlands Today

BBC 1 - (Regional) East Midlands Today

BBC 2 – Mock The Week, Stand In

BBC 2 – Victoria Derbyshire Show 

BBC Three – We Need To Talk

BBC Three – Things Not To Say...

BBC News - Guest

ITV – Good Morning Britain, Guest

ITV - Loose Women, Guest

ITV – Lorraine, guest

ITV – National News, Guest

ITV – Fixers 

ITV – Bring It On, Contributor 

Channel 4 – First Dates 

Channel 4 – Year Dot 

Channel 4 - Taskmaster, Stand In

Channel 5 - Jeremy Vine On 5

Channel 5 – National News, Guest

Sky - Kay Burley, Guest

Sky - Breakfast, Guest

Sky – Sky News, Guest

Sky – Sunrise, Guest

CNBC - Make It

GB News - The Great British Breakfast, Newspaper Reviewer

GB News - The Viewpoint

GB News-Free Speech Nation

GB News - Tonight Live

Discovery Channel – Mind Control Freaks 

London Live – Afternoon 

London Live – London Go 

Loaded TV – Lads Lit

NextUp Comedy - 'Mental', Filmed Special

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Arts Award Voice 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Bunbury Magazine

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Voice Mag

★ ★ ★ ★ – The List

★ ★ ★ ★ – Edinburgh Festival Magazine

★ ★ ★ ★ – Three Weeks

★ ★ ★ ★ – Broadway Baby

★ ★ ★ ★ – Wee Review

★ ★ ★ ★ – Entertainment Now

★ ★ ★ ★ – Broadway World

★ ★ ★ ★ – Ed Fringe Review

★ ★ ★ ★ – Fringe Explosion

★ ★ ★ ★ – Theatre & Art Reviews

Thank goodness for Dave; he tells his invaluable story with humour and tongue in cheek charm…hilariously entertaining 

The Mail on Sunday 

Quirky, moving & hilarious 

Indy 100

This is one comic you have to make the effort to see

The Scottish Herald 

His upbeat delivery and candid confessions make for an enjoyable, and sometimes enlightening, hour

Steve Bennett, Chortle

This show is a gem and deserves everyone's attention

The List

Making light of a serious situation is a fine art and one which Dave Chawner masters with some skill

The Wee Review

Sharp, insightful, touching, but above all really, really funny

Three Weeks

A performance that makes you think as well as laugh

Broadway Baby

Chawner deserves a place among the upper tiers of British comedy

Voice Magazine

Couldn't be more perfect

Arts Awards Voice

Pegasus Comedy, 'Ongoing Comedian Of The Year 2023'

TV & Radio Appearances

Radio Appearances

BBC Radio 1 – The Surgery, Guest

BBC Radio 2 – The Jeremy Vine Show

BBC Radio 2 – Graham Norton Show,Clip

BBC Radio 4 – Today Programme, Guest

BBC Radio 5 Live – Saturday Breakfast

BBC Radio 5 Live – 5 Live Daily, Guest

BBC Radio 5 Live – Afternoon Edition

BBC Radio 5 Live – Stephen Nolan Show

BBC Radio 5 Live - 'Investigates'

BBC Radio 5 Live - Radio Chiles

Absolute Radio – Traffic & Travel Reporter

TalkSport – Travel Presenter

Capital FM – Mental Health Package

Capital FM South Coast Breakfast Show

Heart Radio – Mental Health Package

Classic FM - Traffic & Travel Producer

Smooth Radio – Traffic & Travel Presenter

Gold - Traffic & Travel Presenter

LBC – Nick Ferrari Breakfast Show, Guest

LBC – Andrew Castle Show, Guest

LBC - Andrew Pierce Show, Reporter

LBC – Clive Bull, Guest

LBC – Ian Payne, Guest

LBC - Traffic & Travel Presenter

LBC News - Traffic & Travel Presenter

Talk Radio – Fake News, Team Captain

Talk Radio – Breakfast Show, Weekly Guest

Talk Radio - Mike Graham

Talk Radio - Bob Mills

Talk Radio - Petrie Hosken, Reporter

Talk Radio – Drive Time, Guest

Talk Radio - Dr. David Bull, Breakfast Show

Talk Radio - Between The Sheets, Panellist

Talk Radio – Drive Time Traffic & Travel

Talk TV - What Just Happened

Fix Radio – The Happy Hour, Presenter

Fix Radio – The Ugly Phil Breakfast Show

Panda Radio – Breakfast Presenter

Times Radio – Calum Macdonald, Guest

BBC Radio Wales – Morning Programme 

BBC Scotland - Drive Time

BBC Scotland – Janice Forsyth Show 

BBC Scotland - Mornings With Kaye Adams

BBC London – Afternoon Drive, Guest 

BBC 3 Counties - Traffic & Travel Presenter

BBC Solent – Traffic & Travel Presenter

BBC Cambridge – Traffic & Travel 

BBC Nottingham - Breakfast Show, Guest

BBC Radio Sussex – Drive Time Show

BBC Radio Surrey - Drive Time Show

BBC Sussex & Surrey (syndicated) - Lunchtime Guest

BBC Cambridge – Guest

BBC Radio Leicester – Drive Time Guest

BBC Radio Leicester – Guest

BBC Somerset - Guest

Radio Essex – Traffic & Travel Presenter

BBC Radio Derby – Lunch With...Guest 
BBC Radio Kent - Mid Morning Guest

BBC Bristol – Guest 

BBC WM - Guest, 'The Men's Club'

BBC Devon - Mid Morning Show

BBC Radio Devon – Drive Time Show 

BBC Berkshire – Anne Diamond Show 

BBC Radio Solent – Breakfast Show, Guest

BBC Newcastle – Guest

BBC Radio Gloucester – Guest

BBC Radio Oxford – Guest

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