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All the way from New York to Washington via London, Lewis Schaffer brings you his ‘Free until Famous’ show

Arts Centre Washington provides a mixed programme of top quality cultural events that span the whole breadth of performing arts including theatre, music, dance and comedy. This April sees the return of top quality comedy to Arts Centre Washington with Lewis Schaffer in ‘Free until Famous’.

Lewis Schaffer has two of the longest running shows in London with 'International Man of Misery' and ‘Free until Famous’. ‘International Man of Misery’ plays weekly at the rather prestigious Leicester Square Theatre while ‘Free until Famous’ plays at least weekly in London and has toured the UK including a well-received Edinburgh Fringe. If you have seen him more than once you'll know that each show is different as he pulls great material from what seems to be a bottomless pit of great material, bringing it together to suit the time, place, audience and his own state of mind that night.

Previously the house MC in New York's, The Comedy Cellar, The Boston Comedy Club, and a regular MC at Peter Cook’s Establishment Club, Lewis Schaffer is also the star of ‘Nunhead American Radio’. Billed as the only radio programme for Americans living in Nunhead and with the likes of comedians Mark Steele and Stewart Lee as guests it also has regular appearances by ‘The Relatives’ band who perform songs with such titles as, 'Lewis Schaffer is up to No Good…’ and ‘Die, Die, Lewis’.

Here are just some of the tributes to Lewis Schaffer’s brand of comedy that has been described as ‘dry’ ‘acerbic’ and ‘a bloody good laugh’.

“Schaffer is disconcertingly terrific. He is compelling, unique and most of all unpredictable."

London Evening Standard

“A fixture on the Soho comedy scene. Who better to give it to us straight than this New Yoiker?”

The Independent

“Lewis Schaffer has a unique style – he can insult you and love you in the same sentence.”

Time Out New York

Almost every laugh he gives us he tops with another, bigger laugh. I would pay to see Lewis Schaffer.”

The Scotsman

While 'Free until Famous' is free, you make a voluntary contribution on the way out, you do need to book for what is likely to be a 'sell out' show.

‘Free until Famous’ is a great edition to Arts Centre Washington’s programme and is a must see for comedy lovers from all over the North East.

Find out more about and how to book for 'Free until Famous'.

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