7 Nov '11 w/ Cllr Renata Hamvas and comic Sion James. The Voice of Americans returns to politics with Southwark Councillor Renata Hamvas, who impressed Lisa Moyle, the co-host and Lewis Schaffer, the host, with her knowledge of the minutia of Nunhead life - though nothing is minute in Nunhead to us. Also on board is comedian and Nunhead comedy show promoter (at the Ivy House) Sion James, who is very very VERY dry in comedic approach. I guess when you come from Wet Wales you need something to be dry! With Leanne Bower on the desk.
3 Oct '11 Ivy House, Norman Welch. Another fantastic Voice of Americans with Lewis Schaffer of Nunhead. Lewis Schaffer would say this wasn't one of his best but what does he know? Leanne Bower was under the weather and Chris Dixon manned the tech desk. We met for the first time Nunhead Heights main Pub Landlord Nick McNeil and what good guest he was - telling how his hippy parents threw stones at American soldiers at Greenham (?) in the last century. Also on board is our mate Norman Welch, a true American from Oklahoma or Missouri or somewhere. I'll find out more later. You can listen and tell me. With lovely Lisa Moyle, my American friend.
24 Oct '11 Hank Dogg, Steve Bennett. This was our best show, EVER. Join Lewis Schaffer and Lisa Moyle Voice of Americans with Lewis Schaffer of Nunhead. Two amazing guests! Hank Dogg, the Nunhead rock n roll musician, playing a song or two including "Margaret Finch" - a fabulous guest who highlights how much musical talent and personality reside in Nunhead. Second, but by no means second, is Steve Bennett, the dude behind chortle.co.uk, the most visited comedy website in the UK. I love him cause he is sooo American: Have an idea and do it through sheer hard work and determination. I am envious as I am a lazy sod. "Sod"? Yes, sod, I said it. I am Englishy. I assume Leanne Bower is womanning the soundboard. I haven't listened since and I forget. If not, Chris Dixon. Either way, brilliant micro- broadcasting.
PS See my show at The Source Below. The longest-running solo standwww.lewisschaffer.co.uk or www.sourcebelow.com.
17 Oct '11 Terry Jones, Matt Roper. The Voice of Americans is back. Well. we've been on the radio for months but we had a spot of bother uploading the pods to posterous. I don't know who's to blame so I will blame myself.
This show we have lovely moi and co-host Lisa Moyle with the man who runs Nunhead's Peckham Rye Park Adventure Playground, Mr. Terry Jones. A Welsh name for a Lewisham boy but a local favourite. In addition is the very funny English comic Matt Roper who came in his true self, but can often be seen as "Wilfredo" the spitting foreign singer - truly hysterical! Leanne womanned the sound board. Enjoy! And I will post more soon. This was our best show ever.
PS See my show in Soho "Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous" The Source Below, 11 Lower John Street, W1F 9TY corner of Brewer Street. Every Tuesday and Wednesdays except for December. info at www.sourcebelow.com
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9 Mar '11 Christian Reilly, Randy Klein. Voice of Americans! We resume after a three week break for Bank Holidays - who knew when we accepted this time slot we would be able to have the Mondays off so often? Not that we had much choice of time slots! This Voice of Americans show is gorgeous! It comes right after Osama bin Laden and Kate Middleton Wales were all over the press and Lisa and I were well rested. Our special guest, Musician and comic Christian Reilly, ticked a few boxes - worked with Rich Hall, the funny American comedian and the most famous American comedian working in the country today, as Ruby Wax has waned a bit. He is a musician and sang a leftwing type song, which is sure to make many of our listeners feel smug, and he is a comic who has seen me perform my one man show at the Source Below [11 Lower John Street, Soho W1F 9TY, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 PM (God willing) - reservation information at www.lewisschaffer.co.uk or www.sourcebelow.com]. He loved it!!
Also on board was loyal friend and fellow Nunhead American Randy Klein. He is like my older, more successful older brother. We neglected to ask him what I need to help my comedy career
See Lewis Schaffer Live in "Free until Famous" at the Source Below, 11 Lower John Street, Soho W1F 9TY, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 PM (God willing) - reservation information at www.lewisschaffer.co.uk or www.sourcebelow.com!
I don't want to judge this show, but Lisa Moyle, my lovely Co-Host, came into the show a bit tipsy, and it threw me. Coming from a family where both my grandfathers were drinkers (I know, you're saying "But Jews dont drink?!" Both my grandfathers drank which is maybe, just maybe, why I am the way I am?).
The Show was still lovely, as we had the first appearance of Nunhead Comedian Liam Mullone, who used to work at the Times, and lives right near Randy Klein in Nunhead Heights. He may have an immigrant name but he is very, very English and very, very funny. Making a return appearance was Near-Nunhead American and Musician David Randall-Goddard, who is sooo American, compared with Lisa and my New York-types, and also was good for some funny banter. He played us his new single from his band Widescreen and it was very, very spicy! Recommended.
Chris Dixon got us started with the introductions, then Leanne Bower took over the tech side.
My show is 8 PM every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday [God Willing] at the Source Below in Soho, 11 Lower John Street W1F 9TY. "Free until Famous with Lewis Schaffer".
Another thoroughly enjoyable show with four beautiful women in our studios in Nunhead Heights (actually Borough, London - it's all SE!). Nunhead American Robin Schacht is originally from Washington, DC, as in Direct Current, which is ironic, because Washington is the home of Politics and nothing is ever 'direct' in Politics. She chatted with us about her recent trip representing Nunhead the African country of Uganda. How exotic it all sounded but I wasn't moved to want to leave my Nunhead. She was joined by the very exciting Jo Romero, who is a friend for life because of her open and out-going personality, so very American. She relayed details of her trip to New York City, a city, which she said she didn't like at ALL, which surprised Co-Host Lisa Moyle and me. The truth be told, she rented a room in Washington Heights, not at all similar to Washington, DC. It would be like making a visit to South London and not staying in Nunhead! Lisa gave a report on Tara Smith having her baby and moving back to the Upper East Side, which is one place that Jo might have stayed, and then we had a lively chat about how the British do not like to be touched. All very funny! Chris Dixon was suffering from vocal illness so Leanne Bower sound-boarded us again, and added quite nicely to the program. A lovely show! ENJOY!
Another thoroughly enjoyable show but this time with three big guests! Join Lewis Schaffer and co-host Lisa Moyle in welcoming, in no particular order, Nunhead Borders and American musician Jeff Miller for a solo appearance without his Hackney Collier Band. He MP3'd their single "Africa" and it sounded AMAZING. Second up is David Hardcastle, the Bradford England comic and comedy club promoter. He was here promoting his new comedy venture, The Leicester Square Working Men's Club, and his old venture, the comedy night "Get Happy at the Leicester Square Theatre. Finally, we chat with Mr. Wayne Saunders, another person who took on the role of promoting Lewis Schaffer's career, only to realize it was a lost cause. He wouldn't say this directly, he being charming and very English, coming from The Wirral, which sounds similar to "The Bronx" in its charm. Three lovely people, plus the beautiful and talented tech person Leanne Bower (our Chris Dixon being away on assignment) and gorgeous co-host Lisa Moyle who gave a much-valued report on Nunhead American Randy Klein's and Michael Holland, guest of the show's film. Enjoy!
Welch Frisby - What a lovely show! Join the Voice of Americans, the only radio program for Americans living in Nunhead as we welcome Kansas City Missourian Norman Welch to our program and the return of English performing artist (Standup, voice overs, straight acting, producer) Dominic Frisby! How refreshing it is to hear men talk about raising children, as all three men are fathers (albeit divorced dads who have experience much tumult in their lives.) Norman Welch, who now lives in Catford, one of the sister-cities of Nunhead, and is a screenwriter, author and nascent playwright, coined the term "The Almost Man" which is how his child sees him - having felt that he almost achieved so much. But don't all men feel that way? That we "could have been a contender"? And Dominic spoke about how felt that if took after the children's emotional side, the intellectual side would take care of itself. Something I thought was correct, up until the age of seven, when you've got to beat knowledge into them. Sadly, I am probably wrong! Lovely Lisa Moyle, our Co-Host agreed with Dominic completely. Chris Dixon was still out on Assignment so efficient and intelligent Leanne Bower ably did the Tech. This show was fun to do. I hope you enjoy it, too.
The Voice of Americans with Lewis Schaffer of Nunhead, the only radio program for Americans living in Nunhead, the Capital of Southwark Water Supplies and Human Burial Services, welcomes back two of our favorites: Michael Holland, the dude who wrote the Southwark News article about our show calling what I say "often cow crap" is back to talk about his new film on successful Nunhead American artist and friend Randy Klein. Randy speaks of working with Michael and Randy offers his services as a life coach to Lewis Schaffer and the show. We try to save the Honor Oak Recreation Ground and talk about how Reg Varney filmed "On the Buses" in Nunhead. Or part of it. And what is the correct pronunciation of Nunhead? Nun-ed or Nun Head? Co-host Lisa Moyle is brilliant, as always, and I mean that without irony. She is a natural and if she gets any better, I am going to have to pull a Tony Hancock on her Syd James [God, I have lived in Nunhead too long - our foreign listeners won't know what I am talking about.] Leanne Bower (with no "S" as she is unique) is ably handling the tech side while amazing Chris Dixon away on 'assignment', not forgotten and definitely missed. Enjoy. See Lewis Schaffer Live and Free every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Soho, London. Info and Reservations at www.sourcebelow.com.