PREVEW – Lewis Schaffer, Arts Centre Washington

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CONTENTIOUS New York comic Lewis Schaffer comes to Arts Centre Washington, on September 7, and admission is free.

Lewis is one of the top comics in the home of stand-up comedy, New York City.

His bold, unpredictable, and often hilarious style saw him become house MC at the Comedy Cellar and the Boston Comedy Club, in Greenwich Village.

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, Peckham, Lewis is making the very best of a very bad situation. 

He says: “The British aren’t friendly. It takes 10 years to make a friend in the UK. I‘ve been here 10 years. My friend is coming.”

His new show is edgier, crazier, brasher, and funnier than ever.

It’s free because he is not famous.

And he is not famous because he is not on TV. And he is not on TV because, well, come and see for yourself why. But one thing is true: he is funny.

“Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous” has free admission with a voluntary collection made after the show. Give only if you’ve laughed.

Reserve your seats by calling 219 3455 or e-mail acw@sunderland.gov.uk. Visit ww.artscentrewashington.co.uk for more details.