I booked this for my sister's hen do. What a brilliant night! Our bar tender was an absolute hero. When some random ragamuffin tried to gatecrash our party he was swiftly removed and we even got him up for a dance and a song. Absolutely classic night that couldn't have gone better!
The Source Below
The Source Below 11 Lower John St
The Source Below
- 11 Lower John St
- 11 Lower John St
- The Source Below
What's on at The Source Below
Stand-up, Solo shows
- Critics' choice
Brooklyn-born honorary Brit Lewis Schaffer has been performing his free, twice-weekly stand-up show in Soho for yonks. Well, we say ‘show’, actually the looser-than-loose structure and erratic audience interaction make it more of a strange group therapy...
Average User Rating
3.1 / 5
- 5 star:4
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- 1 star:4
We all had a great night - even though we had the entire venue to ourselves, it didn't feel weird but it was actually a great space: our own bar was a definite bonus! Staff were great :) All in all, great value and a great night.
We had a fabulous night out last night at the Source Below. The venue was ideal for a private party. The bar staff were great fun and did a really good job. The is the perfect place to let your hair down and imagine you are a fabulous singer!
AVOID, AVOID, AVOID. Terrible place, bar staff clearly never made it to charm school and the toilets were worse than any I've seen on my travels around the world (and that's saying something). There are so many nice places you could go, life's too short to spend it in this place!
Awful awful awful. Our work party was double booked so only had time to use the toilet quickly before having a huge falling out with the aggressive, abusive manager and leaving, our Christmas party for 35 people having been ruined. The toilets were absolutely filthy - the worst toilets I have seen in London, I can't believe they serve food in a place like this. It should be shut down both for reasons of hygiene and vile, abusive staff. Don't go near this place.
Absolutely awful. Don't know what I expected for a free comedy night, but it wasn't even worth topping up my oyster for. Left halfway through when his act descended into mocking members of the audience and blaming his awful performance on us for being a poor audience and not laughing at his terrible jokes. Not even so bad it's good - just altogether mediocre and it was hideously cringey. Don't bother.
I've actually been to see Schaffer 3 or 4 times, always different. Sometimes funny, sometimes hilarious, sometimes you just want to smack him. The Source Below is a great little dark and intimate venue. Next time I'm in town I'd go again. Can't beat the price.
I went to the source yesterday to see lewis and had a good time, that isn't to say that at points there were some dry moments, overall though it made for a funny night. Schnaffel managed to handle a very awkward situation well when a completely pissed lairy girl got up on stage who had long out of prison and started mouthing off threatening the comedian as well as the audience. This is a small and intimate gig filling up to only around 30 people so if you go be prepared to get picked on even if your not at the front. not for the faint hearted freppy
He seemed like he was over standup comedy. His jokes didn't seem funny, he tried to make fun of people who weren't laughing, which caused less laughter. This guy has has his day, and it was several years ago. We left feeling deflated. He guilt-tripped us into donating to him... If he had less to drink, and more to talk about (I.e. had prepared some actual comedy), I would have felt fine giving money. Tonight I felt forced. Making the same jokes over and over, unprepared and uninterested. This is a night better missed.
We had a terrific night at Source Below, and the karaoke was great! The space was comfortable and private so even Karaoke virgins had the guts to go up! The barmen were great and the song selection and sound was good.
Saw Lewis last night. Intimate venue, amazing atmosphere. Unlike any stand up I've seen before. Massively enjoyed the continual audience/comedian banter. Go see him, you wont regret it.
Christmas Party for work on 16th December at Source Below: We had a great time! Venue was perfect size for our work function of about 20 people - perfect for what we needed! Thank you.