Lewis Schaffer's American Guide to England

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Lewis Schaffer's American Guide to EnglandAmerican comedian Lewis Schaffer left "the best city in the world" (that's New York, apparently) back in 2000 when he married an English belle. 13 years, two children and a divorce later, the bespectacled jokesmith finds himself a hostage in a council flat in Nunhead. Schaffer is renowned - in fact, you could even say (in)famous - for his twice-weekly 'Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous' shows at the Source Below in Soho, the longest-running solo stand-up show in London which has notched over 350 performances since its inception back in 2008. Now Schaffer - who is also the host of the weekly 'Nunhead American Radio' show on Resonance FM - is finally doing his first run of paid gigs at the Leicester Square Theatre.

In Lewis Schaffer's American Guide to England, the homesick New Yorker sets out to teach the English about England - which could prove tricky for someone whose "total indifference to all things British is brilliant" (The Scotsman). From the evidence of his on-going free nights, controversial Schaffer plays the middle-aged Jewish New Yorker shtick with aplomb (think the neuroses of Woody Allen and the irreverence of Greg Proops). He's certainly not shy of harsh one-liners, offensive put-downs and delusional, opinionated bitching. And yet he still remains endearingly self-depreciating - so perhaps the British customs are rubbing off on him, after all. These Sunday night shows this spring should be a hoot. But will they make Schaffer famous?
*Now extended until March 2014*

About Leicester Square Theatre

In 2002 this compact, 350 seater opened with Taboo, Boy George's musical trawl through Thatcher's 80s and his own turbulent career, a production that ran for well over a year. The Leicester Square Theatre seems to have succeeded in carving out a niche for itself amongst the many grand Edwardian playhouses and cavernous auditoriums of London's Theatreland. More about Leicester Square Theatre

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Leicester Square Tube Station
1 minutes walk
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Charing Cross Railway Station
8 minutes walk
City Thameslink Station
22 minutes walk
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China Town Masterpark
1 minutes walk
Leicester Square Masterpark
2 minutes walk

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    Lewis Schaffer: International Man Of MiseryLewis Schaffer: International Man Of MiseryControversial humour from the London-based New York stand-up, who explains why documentary filmmakers follow him around the capital.2015-05-31T18:00:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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    Lewis Schaffer: International Man Of Misery
    Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre PodcastRichard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre PodcastStand-up Richard Herring hosts an interview-style show with guests including Bob Mortimer, Emma Kennedy, Robert Webb, Louis Theroux, Roisin Conaty, Johnny Vegas, Mark Watson, Robin Ince, Bridget Christie and Limmy.2015-06-01T19:30:00+01002015-07-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
    Category: event
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    Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
    Waiting For The Call: The Improvised MusicalWaiting For The Call: The Improvised Musical2015-06-07T19:30:00+01002015-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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    Waiting For The Call: The Improvised Musical
    Old Comedian Of The Year - FinalOld Comedian Of The Year - FinalAfter 12 rounds, experienced stand-ups take to the stage with the hope of being dubbed Old Comedian of the Year 2015.2015-06-07T20:00:00+01002015-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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    Dick Barton: Special AgentDick Barton: Special AgentKaos Kabaret presents Dick Barton - Special Agent, a spoof of the BBC 1940s detective series. The script by Phil Willmott is presented radio style.2015-06-08T19:00:00+01002015-06-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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    Rich Hall's HoedownRich Hall's HoedownRich Hall and friends host a mash-up of music and stand-up featuring the Hoedown's regular band.2015-06-09T19:30:00+01002015-06-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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    Rich Hall's Hoedown
    Max And Ivan: The EndMax And Ivan: The EndCritically feted character comedy double act. Not suitable for under 16s.2015-06-10T19:00:00+01002015-06-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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    Max And Ivan: The End
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    Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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    Juliette Burton: Look At Me
    Larry CarltonLarry CarltonThe four-time Grammy award-winning musician performs blues and smooth jazz.2015-06-19T19:30:00+01002015-06-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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