Lewis Schaffer

News: Comedian "Sucker-Punched" In Street

Comedian Lewis Schaffer is recovering after being punched in the street following an altercation while he was cycling in South London.

Schaffer, who a few days before had been to Kings College Hospital to have a heart scan, posted this pictured and explained what happened on Facebook.


Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Lewis Schaffer

I'm sure I was not the first person to say that Nunhead-based American Lewis Schaffer is like a real-life Rupert 'King of Comedy' Pupkin and I doubt if I will be the last. But things are changing. In the last year Schaffer - who had always been a car crash comic hellbent on self-destructing onstage even when things were going well – seems to have got his act together. Or at least written a show. His Edinburgh Fringe show had a theme, a narrative and a kicker of a pay-off.


Edinburgh Fringe Review: Lewis Schaffer, Just The Tonic at Community Project


Before the Fringe started I wrote a preview of Lewis Schaffer and said something like “the good gigs are worth seeing, the bad gigs are utterly, uniquely compelling.” This was one of the good ones. Drop that dead donkey, for Edinburgh 2015 the Nunhead-based New Yorker has actually written a genuinely interesting show.

Review: Resofit, Bloomsbury Theatre

Benefit gigs are usually crammed with acts doing quick smash-and-grab sets, partly for the cause, sometimes to try out new material and sometimes, let's not beat around the bush here, to win new fans. This year's benefit for experimental radio station Resonance was different. There was an MC plus only three acts who all had the opportunity to do longer, 30 minutes-ish sets.

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