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Can Lewis Schaffer, Once New York’s Biggest Comedy Barker, Play Abroad

Lewis Schaffer was destined for greatness. He earned praise from The Hollywood Reporter, and he took his act to Australia for a tour. Perhaps it was only a matter of time before
the world discovered the Princess of Third. It’s not unprecedented for
a comedy club door person to go on to bigger and better things. Sarah
Silverman barked for Boston. Neal Brennan, who went on to co-create
The Dave Chappelle Show, barked there as well. Chris Albrecht, once
The Improv’s door person (and later its manager), eventually produced genius at HBO.
Sam Kinison and Marc Maron worked the door at LA’s Comedy Store.

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