Comedy Cottage


Comedy Cottage returns with our annual Halloween special. Goulish comedy with tricks & treats galore. This month with a smorgasbord of International Acts!

Headlining this month the inimitable



Winner of Malcom Hardy Award (2009)

Winner of the Wee Review Fringe Award (2007)

Lewis Schaffer, a sharp-suited wisecracking New Yorker has a unique style he can insult you and love you in the same sentence. Most comics try to push boundaries but Lewis Schaffer pulls the rug out from under you. This is stand up in its rawest and most unpredictable form.

Pronounced ‘Shay-fer’, Lewis Schaffer was one of the top comics in the home of stand up comedy, New York City. A short visit to London went very wrong as love and marriage led to heartache in the UK. Now trapped in Nunhead, a suburb of Peckham, Lewis Schaffer is not making the best of a bad situation. But then again, he never has.

“I’m not an asylum seeker.

I’m not a tourist.

I’m not here on business.

I’m a hostage.” (Lewis Schaffer)

“Schaffer’s dry, acerbic style is exhilarating to watch. It’s a bloody good laugh and unlike anything else on the comedy circuit. Go see Lewis Schaffer.” (Time Out)

“Electrifying… a bizarre cross between performance art, a swingers’ part and a papal blessing. Five Stars.” (The Scotsman)

“Schaffer is disconcertingly terrific. He is compelling, unique and most of all unpredictable.” (Evening Standard)


Support from



Winner EMMA

Winner of King of Kings Comedy Store award

For over a decade multi-award winning Ria has been entertaining both UK and international audiences with her dry wit and the occasional song.

"fearless, provocative and very funny" Scotsman

"engaging, endearing and eye-opening" Time Out



Winner Of NZ Quest of the Fest

International NZ comedian Tarun first hit the comedy stage in 1996 and since then has produced, written and stared in 4 sellout New Zealand comedy festival shows.

His current TV credits included featured performances on the top rating Billy T Awards, PULP Comedy, Last Laugh, New Zealand's award winning drama Mercy Peak and the feature Tyrannical Love. Tarun can also been seen on the upcoming shows A Thousand Apologies and The Millen Baird show.



Winner - Adelaide Fringe Best Emerging Artist Award

Winner - Alternative New comedian of the year Award 

If you've never seen comedy in Chinese make sure you catch Louise Reay - no need to know Chinese to enjoy her wonderful must see stand up. 

"Louise Reay can legitimately claim to be unique" (The Independent) 

"Like the teletubbies doing standup...fascinating." (Chortle)




Muliti-award winning comedian/writer 

'Smart, funny with a mischievious glint' (The Times)

'Kershi has a voice. Going by the numbers attending her shows, the message is getting through' (The Telegraph)


Spooky house tunes from 



This month is in aid off 

Mama Biashara - Helping the poor in Kenya


Show: 8pm 

Doors: 7.30pm 

Tickets: £11

  • Tickets from: £11.00 - £11.00
  • Showing Times: 7.30pm
  • First showing: 27/10/2017
  • Last showing: 27/10/2017