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

Dave's first Edinburgh show, Normally Abnormal, sensitively used humour to explore his anorexic past. The show received critical acclaim, had sell-out shows and went on a 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 Expectations a part 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 and happiness. 

He is a stand-in for BBC's Mock The Week & Channel 4's Taskmaster. He is a regular Friday presenter on The Talk Radio Breakfast Show with Julia Hartley-Brewer. 

Dave 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 a patron of the award-winning Midlands based charity First Steps, a Fellow of The Mental Health Collective, a founding member of The Speaker's Collective. He is a Mental Health First Aid trained & is 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 – News

BBC 1 – Trust Me I’m A Doctor 

BBC 2 – Mock The Week, Stand In

BBC 2 – Victoria Derbyshire Show 

BBC Three – We Need To Talk

BBC Three – Things Not To Say...

ITV – Good Morning Britain, Guest

ITV – Lorraine, guest

ITV – National News, Guest

ITV – Fixers 

ITV – Bring It On, Contributor 

Channel 4 – First Dates 

Channel 4 – Year Dot 

Channel 5 - Jeremy Vine On 5

Channel 5 – National News, Guest

Dave – Taskmaster, Stand In

Sky – Sky News 

Sky – Sunrise 

Discovery Channel – Mind Control Freaks 

London Live – Afternoon 

London Live – London Go 

Loaded TV – Lads Lit

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Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Arts Award Voice 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Bunbury Magazine

★ ★ ★ ★ – The List

★ ★ ★ ★ – Edinburgh Festival Magazine

★ ★ ★ ★ – Three Weeks

★ ★ ★ ★ – Broadway Baby

★ ★ ★ ★ – Wee Review

★ ★ ★ ★ – Ed Fringe Review

★ ★ ★ ★ – Voice Mag

★ ★ ★ ★ – 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

 

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'

Absolute Radio – Traffic & Travel Reporter

TalkSport – Travel Presenter

Capital FM – Mental Health Package

Capital FM South Coast Breakfast Show

Heart Radio – Mental Health Package

Smooth Radio – Traffic & Travel Presenter

LBC – Nick Ferrari Breakfast Show, Guest

LBC – Andrew Castle Show, Guest

LBC – Clive Bull, Guest

LBC – Ian Payne, Guest

Talk Radio – Fake News, Team Captain

Talk Radio – Breakfast Show, Weekly Guest

Talk Radio – Drive Time, Guest

Talk Radio – Drive Time Traffic & Travel

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 – Janice Forsyth Show 

BBC London – Guest 

BBC 3 Counties - Traffic & Travel Presenter

BBC Solent – Traffic & Travel Presenter

BBC Cambridge – Traffic & Travel 

BBC Bristol – Guest 

BBC Radio Devon – Drive Time Show 

BBC Berkshire – Anne Diamond Show 

BBC Newcastle – Guest 

BBC Radio Sussex – Drive Time Show

BBC Radio Derby – Breakfast Show, Guest 

BBC Radio Solent – Breakfast Show, Guest 

BBC Radio Gloucester – Guest

BBC Radio Oxford – Guest

BBC Cambridge – Guest

BBC Radio Leicester – Guest

Radio Essex – Traffic & Travel Presenter