Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 1ST JANUARY 2014

ADDRESS
The Source Below, 78 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F 9TY†
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Dates:
3rd January 2013†until†1st January 2014
PRICES
Free

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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

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Underground Stations

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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
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Charing Cross Railway Station
12 minutes walk
Victoria Railway Station
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Brewer Street NCP
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Burlington Car Park
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