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Lewis Schaffer Is Free Until Famous In A Smaller Room At An Earlier Time (Lewis Schaffer)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Clearly experienced and armed with a backlog of jokes, Schaffer instead opts for off-colour conversation with the audience. Finding yourself in a one-on-one conversation with the comedian at a standup gig is awkward; Schaffer knows this and capitalises on it. Climbing over chairs in the small dark room at the top of The Counting House to get closer to his victim, he locks you with an intense stare and dares you to break as he talks to you for the next few minutes. While not laugh-out-loud funny, it is an entertaining 45 minutes that is over in a flash. That is not to say it should be any longer.

Laughing Horse at The Counting House, 4 – 28 Aug, 4.45pm (5.45pm), free, fpp109.
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