- Tom Maxwell
- 14 August 2008
This article is from 2008.
Having the ironic power to shock
A show with the title America is the Greatest Country in the World is probably ironic, but it's difficult to tell at first. What is for certain is that Lewis Schaffer has a talent for making people laugh, often at his own misfortune. The Jewish New Yorker, who now resides in Peckham, is in the perfect position to outline the differences and similarities between the US and the UK, also offering his opinion on the matter of Scottish independence.
Schaffer has a style of delivery that suggests he's always losing his train of thought, but that somehow adds to his appeal. It's refreshing to see a comedian who isn't just joining the dots, and while some of his views on certain news events might shock, he always has a valid point to make. You'll leave knowing all about the life and neuroses of Lewis Schaffer, but you might also learn a few things about yourself.
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