Comic will stay free until fame is found

Fast-talking New York stand-up Lewis Schaffer has broken the mould with his brand new one-of-a-kind free show.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 4th January 2015, 2:00 pm
Lewis Schaffe
Lewis Schaffe

That’s right, the critically acclaimed comic’s new show Free Until Famous is exactly that – free until he’s famous.

A short visit to London in 2000 went very wrong when love and marriage took him from his beloved New York and gave him children, divorce and heartache in the UK.

Now trapped in a multi-occupancy council flat in Nunhead, a suburb of Peckham, Lewis Schaffer is now successfully making the worst of a bad situation.

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Schaffer has the longest running residency at the prestigious Leicester Square Theatre. He is also a regular performer at Peter Cook’s Establishment Club and is the star of Nunhead American Radio on Resonance FM London.

Combining the comedy genes of Joan Rivers and Jackie Mason with the relevance of the freshest British ​comedians, his free-wheeling style, often described as “jazz”, makes every show different and thrilling. Fasten your seat belts.​

He will be performing at the Burnley Mechanics on Saturday, February 7. Tickets free but must be booked, and are available only from the Mechanics box office.

For details ring 01282 664400 or visit