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Lewis Schaffer

How did Lewis Schaffer, a sharp-suited wisecracking New Yorker, get to be described as “the new king of Soho”? That’s Soho in London.

Pronounced ‘Lewis Shay-fer’, Lewis Schaffer was one of the top comics in the home of stand up comedy, New York City. A short visit to London in 2000 went very wrong as love and marriage led to heartache in the UK. Now trapped in Nunhead, a suburb of Peckham, Lewis Schaffer is not making the best of a bad situation. But then again, he never has.

‘‘Lewis Schaffer has a unique style” says Time Out New York.

“He can insult you and love you in the same sentence.” The New York Post reported that he “makes fun of others at his own expense.” Most comics try to push boundaries but Lewis Schaffer pulls the rug out from under you.

“Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous” is the longest-running solo comedy show in London. And he's taken his show on the road for 2013 to theatres across the UK.

He has been recommended by The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Time Out London, Time Out New York, The New York Post, The Scotsman, The London Evening Standard and many other publications and websites.

“I love Lewis Schaffer! I love his pugnacious, in-your-face delivery. His total indifference to all things British is brilliant!” Kate Copstick, ITV & The Scotsman

A Malcolm Hardee Comedy Award Winner

Radio and Television
Lewis Schaffer is the host of his own radio show for Americans who live in Nunhead, southeast London. “Nunhead American Radio” is broadcast on the Sony Award® Winning Resonance FM Radio 104.4FM (www.resonancefm.com).

He has been on BBC Radio 4, Radio Scotland, and on BBC 3’s Brain Candy. In the States, he appeared on The Vibe (UPN), Up All Nite (USA Network) and other shows.

Live Solo Shows
Lewis Schaffer is Better Than You- 2013
Lewis Schaffer’s American Guide to England - 2013
Lewis Schaffer, No, YOU Shut up! - 2012
Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, 18th Year – 2011
Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous – 2010
Lewis Schaffer is Bigger and Blacker – 2009
America, the Greatest Country in the World – 2008

In London
"Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous"
Every Tuesday and Wednesdays except August and December
Doors 7PM Show 8PM


“Lewis Schaffer: American in London”
Leicester Square Theatre

More Reviews
“An hour with Lewis Schaffer is an hilarious, cathartic, exhilaratingly appalling experience.” - The Scotsman
“A fixture on the Soho comedy scene. Who better to give it to us straight than this New Yoiker?” - The Independent

“The audience loves his show. Ten Best.” Independent
“Everything is fair game. The darker and drier, the better.” Guardian
“Controversial. Warning: Unpredictable. Recommended.” Time Out London
“Lewis Schaffer has a unique style – he can insult you and love you in the same sentence.” Time Out New York
“Lewis Schaffer undeniably has funny bones. A London Tradition” Bruce Dessau, London Evening Standard
“Lewis Schaffer makes fun of others at his own expense. Well worth catching.” New York Post
“He is a skilled, masterful and above all, eye-wateringly funny guy.” Chortle
“Quite unlike anything else on the circuit, and now is the time to go.” London is Funny

A Malcolm Hardee Comedy Award Winner, 2009