When you think of eating disorders, you generally think of young girls or women. It's rarely associated with men and it's almost never funny. But stand up comedian Rhys Nicholsen has tried to get people talking about the issues while having a laugh about his own problems at the same time.
For a long time Nicholsen suffered from bulimia and he's also got a severe anxiety disorder. But unlike many others he has a way of talking about his problems and making them funny.
"Being a comedian, having anxiety, doesn't sound like it should go well, but it kinda does," He says. "Nothing makes you feel less anxious than killing it at a gig."
Nicholsen, struggled with being 'tubby' in high school but when he lost some weight one Christmas holiday people took notice and that was a catalyst for his problems.
"I wasn't like the chubby weird boy any more, I was like kinda funnier" he says.
"That's when I kind of became addicted to the attention."
Produced by Jeannette Francis.
Camerawork and editing by Mischa Chaleyer-Kynaston
Shot on a Canon C300, edited with Final Cut Pro 7