Lewis Schaffer

Two Jews Jabbering About Sex, Drugs and Suicide at The Edinburgh Fringe

John Fleming | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

At the Edinburgh Fringe, I know comic Lewis Schaffer and bumped into comic Laura Levites. It turns out they were both brought up in Great Neck, New Yo...

How I Talked Myself Out of Comedian Lewis Schaffer's Naked Radio Show

John Fleming | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Two days ago, comedian Lewis Schaffer asked me to be on his weekly radio show next Monday and wrote in his blog that my own philosophy of blogging an...

How I Ate in a Chinese Restaurant in London's Soho With Four New York Jews

John Fleming | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Last night, I went to see American comedian Lewis Schaffer's ongoing 90-minute twice-weekly Free Until Famous comedy show in London's Soho. Every time a different show.

Is There a Bias Against US Comics Performing on British TV & Radio?

John Fleming | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

I think there may be the possibility that, if an American comedian suddenly appears on TV or radio from nowhere, there is (as seen by producers) the risk that the audience may think they are vast successes in the US and have not been 'discovered' and whisked up from the relative obscurity of comedy clubs by talented UK producers.