Free until famous!

11:00 22 January 2013

Free until famous

Free until famous

Archant

Lewis Schaffer, the star of the longest-running solo comedy show in London, is coming to Exmouth.

Lewis Schaffer is ‘Free Until Famous’. The London-based New York comic is testing the concept of the Edinburgh Free Festival in a mini-tour of the best venues in Britain.

Lewis is a comedy pioneer in the tradition of the covered wagon folk who colonised America. The Guardian loves his “rapid-fire delivery... everything is fair game.” Time Out New York raves he has “a unique style - he can insult you and love you in the same sentence” and Time Out in London attests he’s “controversial, unpredictable and recommended”.

Why a free tour? Lewis Schaffer has been asked. “I’m doing this free show until I become famous. This is my 20th year. Famous comics don’t need to try a free tour; and bad comics couldn’t pull it off, if it can be pulled off at all.

“It’s disturbing for people to give me money before they know what they’re getting. Every show I do is so different because even I don’t know what I’ll be doing. Just because my show has been recommended or because I wear a suit or come from New York doesn’t mean you’ll like what I do. If you do, then give me what you think I’m worth. And what businesses get paid in advance? Okay most get the money first… but still…”

“Lee Mack actually suggested I take my show on tour. I know, you don’t think Lee Mack knows me but he does! I am not saying he likes me, but he knows me.”

Saturday, March 9, at the Exmouth Pavilion.

Other Entertainment Stories

18:30
Students from Exmouth School of Performing Arts in rehearsal for Essence of Ireland.

Essence of Ireland – a lavish musical and dance extravaganza, set against the backdrop of Ireland, England, America and Spain from the 19th-century to the early 1960s – is coming to Exmouth Pavilion on Thursday, March 5.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30
Exmouth Players' Bold Girls in rehearsal. Photo: Linda Bowen.

After the success of the Exmouth Players’ production of The Wind in the Willows, its next offering at the Blackmore Theatre – from March 16 to March 21 – could not be more different, writes Andy Jury.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:30
Pam Terry as Mary and Dave King as Allen in Salterton Players' Prescription for Murder.

The Salterton Players’ latest production – Prescription for Murder – opens this Monday (March 2), at 7.30pm, at the Salterton Playhouse, writes Mary Logan.

Read more
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Tom Bailey.

A huge 1980s pop and rock festival is taking place at Powderham Castle on Saturday, July 4, writes Paul Strange.

Read more
Friday, February 27, 2015
Laurie Ward of The Barefoot Bandit

From reggae and ska to folk-pop and rock, there’s plenty of choice for live music fans around Exmouth this week.

Read more
Friday, February 27, 2015
The Trittico Trio

The composers Bozza, Goossens, Harrison, Dring and Hawkins. Do they mean anything to you? Probably not, and they were also new to most of the audience at Seaton Music’s concert last Thursday.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Entertainment

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder