Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 1ST JANUARY 2014

ADDRESS
, 78 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F 9TY
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
Dates:
  until 
 
PRICES
Free
 

Nearby

 

Lewis Schaffer is Free until FamousStill yet to hit the big time, provocative US comic Lewis Schaffer continues his run of free shows at Soho's elusive Source Below bar. A seasoned stand-up who used to play all of Manhattan's big comedy clubs, the amiable Schaffer left "the best city in the world" back in 2000 when he married an English lady. 10 years, two children and a divorce later and the bespectacled jokesmith finds himself a hostage in a council flat in Nunhead. Schaffer plays the middle-aged Jewish New Yorker schtick with aplomb (think the neuroses of Woody Allen and the irreverence of Greg Proops) and he's certainly not shy of harsh one-liners, offensive put-downs and delusional, opinionated bitching.

Cynics may say that Schaffer's tactic of offering free shows until he becomes a household name will only lead to an impecunious life, but don't worry about Lewie, he'll be ok - and what do you have to lose? Schaffer's train of thought can often be derailed, but he blends satirical bullets with a large dose of dark comedy and he's not afraid to wind up the audience, which can make for thrilling - if unpredictable - interaction in this intimate basement venue. A collection is made at the end - and like all true New Yorkers, Schaffer appreciates a tip ("It's kinda free. Give if you laugh. Bring money just in case," he says). But you get the impression that all he really wants is to make a few friends. Oh, and to be famous.

Reserve beforehand at www.sourcebelow.com.

 

About The Source Below

Source Below is one of London's original karaoke venues and, despite the discernable lack of front entrance, it is still available for sing-alongs, live music and comedy shows. A recent refurbishment has tidied the place up, but the intimate downstairs venue maintains its charm and staff are friendly. More about The Source Below

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous images

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous   

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous  

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous More Images
 

LondonTown.com - Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Brewer Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Burlington Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous on LondonTown.com

 
London Events 2017

Find out the best London 2017 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2017 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

Near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £270  32% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 1 minute from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £139  32% off
21 Piccadilly, W1J | 2 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
A hotel that is distinctly in the old English style, with magnificent antique décor, staff who are attentive, discreet, and ever so polite and, most importantly, ... More
 
 
 
Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £137  42% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 4 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Piccadilly, the 4 star deluxe Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for London's theatres, shops and arts. It ... More
 
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

Near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Gruffalo's Child: Tall Stories
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November 2017 to 7th January 2018
Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
The sequel to The Gruffalo, which proved such a hit and a popular Christmas outing in the West End, The Gruffalo's Child is a stage version ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Ferryman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June 2017 to 19th May 2018
Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 3 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Following a sold out run at the Royal Court, (the fastest selling show in the theatre's history) Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is enjoying an equally popular ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March 2016 to 1st April 2018
Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 3 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

Near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 3 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a full ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Marian Goodman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5-8 Lower John Street, W1F | 1 minute from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" New Yorker Marian Goodman is the "most respected dealer" in that ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pace Gallery London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
New York art gallery Pace opens its second London space at 6 Burlington Gardens on 4th October 2012, a 9,000 square foot space in the presitgious ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 3 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

The best shops and markets near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Quaritch
London > Shopping > Books
5-8 Lower John Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Quaritch has a long history of buying and selling rare books. German founder Bernard Quaritch established the shop in 1847. He soon made a name for ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Glasshouse Street, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Just off the southern end of Regent Street, the Whole Foods Market store in Piccadilly Circus, opened on 22nd May 2012 as part of the Quadrant ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Quadrant Arcade, 80-82 Regent Street, Soho, London W1R | 1 minute from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose before you even enter these premises, which offer a huge mix of fizzing bath bombs to suit all ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

What are the best dining options near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
MASH
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
77 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
American Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
SO Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
3 - 4 Warwick Street, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Japanese Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
76 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Kulu Kulu is a good example of a typical sushi bar, a great place to go for sushi whether you’re a novice or an experienced fan. ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

Near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 10 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 11 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Triyoga
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B5PW | 3 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Beauty Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 3 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
All therapists at The Beauty Lounge in Kingly Court work in the media, fashion and beauty industry so when you go for a make-up leseson you'll ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

The best pubs near London Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mark's Bar Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
66-70 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Hidden away under Hix Soho is something altogether more seductive: Mark's Bar. The magic of this effortlessly cool cocktail bar is it doesn't try too hard, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Graphic
London > Nightlife > Bars
4 Golden Square, Piccadilly, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Graphic is a drinking den with two identities: by day it's a cool Soho cafe bar, but by night it becomes a cocktail bar with DJs ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Longitude 0°8
London > Nightlife > Bars
Le Meridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
The Le Meridien hotel's in-house bar, Longitude 0°8, is a stylish destination that uses music and lighting to offer a unique experience dependant on whether you ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
 

Also in Brewer Street

Our recommendations in the same street as Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

 
No.
Title
Category
 
 
25-27
Taboo
 
 

Alternate names and popular misspellings for Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, Lewis Schafer is Free until Famous, Lewis Schafer is Fre until Famous
 
 

Hotels Near

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

 
 
Near Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Lewis Schaffer Is Free Until Famous

 
 
 
Annie
Annie
Theatre | Until 18th February 2018 

Piccadilly Theatre 1 minute walk from Lewis Schaffer Is Free Until Famous

It's a hard-knock life in 1930s New York during the Great Depression in the feel good, Tony Award-winning musical. Based ...More

 
Vodka Is The Reason For The Season
Comedy | Until 22nd December 2017 

Brasserie Zedel 1 minute walk from Lewis Schaffer Is Free Until Famous

Comedy, Musical....More

Fortnum & Mason's Christmas Windows
Fortnum & Mason's Christmas Windows
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2017 

Fortnum & Mason 2 minutes walk from Lewis Schaffer Is Free Until Famous

This year, Fortnum & Mason spreads the festive cheer with its Christmas Windows themed around the idea that 'Together We're ...More

 
The Gruffalo's Child: Tall Stories
The Gruffalo's Child: Tall Stories
Theatre | Until 7th January 2018 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 3 minutes walk from Lewis Schaffer Is Free Until Famous

The sequel to The Gruffalo, which proved such a hit and a popular Christmas outing in the West End, The ...More

 
An Evening With Mikhail Zhvanetsky
Comedy | On 18th December 2017 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 3 minutes walk from Lewis Schaffer Is Free Until Famous

Russia's most famous living satirist arrives on the London stage with his signature leather briefcase filled with jokes and observations, ...More

Piccadilly Christmas Lights
Piccadilly Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 25th December 2017 

Piccadilly Circus 3 minutes walk from Lewis Schaffer Is Free Until Famous

This year sees Piccadilly treated to its first-ever dedicated Christmas lights display. With the switch on taking place on Tuesday ...More

 
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Theatre | Until 21st April 2018 

Apollo Theatre 3 minutes walk from Lewis Schaffer Is Free Until Famous

Tom MacRae's musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie transfers to London's Apollo Theatre after an acclaimed run at the Sheffield Theatre. ...More

 
From Life
From Life
Exhibitions | Until 11th March 2018 

Royal Academy of Arts 3 minutes walk from Lewis Schaffer Is Free Until Famous

Looking to the past, present and future of one of the cornerstones of artistic process, the Royal Academy asks what ...More

 
Dali/Duchamp
Dali/Duchamp
Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2018 

Royal Academy of Arts 3 minutes walk from Lewis Schaffer Is Free Until Famous

DalĂ­/Duchamp at the Royal Academy of Arts explores the friendship and links between conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp and surrealist Salvador ...More

 
Regent Street Christmas Lights
Regent Street Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2017 

Regent Street 3 minutes walk from Lewis Schaffer Is Free Until Famous

The regal sweep of John Nash's famous shopping street has a great, festive atmosphere when the Christmas lights are switched ...More

 

New on LondonTown

 
 
The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal ...More

Exit the King
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

This July at the National, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King, starring Rhys Ifans as the King opposite Indira Varma as Queen with designs by Anthony Ward....More

The Divide
Theatre | From 1st February 

Old Vic Theatre

Brother and sister Elihu and Soween glimpse cracks in the system of a dystopian regime that embraces brutal repression, forbidden love and insurrection in the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's landmark drama. This tale for ...More

English National Ballet: Voices Of America
Dance | From 12th April 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

English National Ballet return to Sadler's Wells in 2018 with a mixed bill of American-style neo-classic ballet. Voices of America brings together works from three generations of American ...More

Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | From 30th May 

The Hayward Gallery

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The first retrospective of the artist in London, Wayward Wander explores the artist's extensive investigation into ...More

Burne-Jones
Burne-Jones
Exhibitions | From 24th October 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents London's first comprehensive retrospective of Edward Burne-Jones in 40 years, showcasing 150 ...More

 
Anni Albers
Anni Albers
Exhibitions | From 11th October 

Tate Modern

In 2018, Tate Modern presents this century's first major UK museum exhibition of the work ...More

 
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Exhibitions | From 14th September 

Tate Modern

Sees Christian Marclay's unique installation, The Clock, at ...More

 
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Exhibitions | From 2nd May 

Tate Modern

Shape of Light at Tate Modern is the ...More

 
The Way Of The World
The Way Of The World
Theatre | From 29th March 

The Donmar Warehouse

James Macdonald returns to the Donmar to direct Linda Bassett as Lady Wishfort in William ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is 250 ...More

 
June in London 2018
Article 

Summer concerts return to Kenwood House in June 2018, Michael Jackson is On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery, Katy Perry plays the O2 and the LIFT festival gets a new Artistic Director....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near The Source Below

From cheap budget accommodation to luxury 5 star suites see our special offers for The Source Below hotels, including Cafe Royal Hotel from 97% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960