#101: Lewis Spears - Stirring the pot with satire

By Jordan Michaelides
January 15, 2019

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Lewis Spears ( @lewspears ) is a Stand-up Comic, YouTuber, Co-Host of Luke & Lewis on Fox101.9, Host of Spearhead Sundays and an all-around internet shit stirrer.

If I was to pick just one comic from the bunch of up & coming internet comedians, Lewis would most typify that mischievous trickster, court jester style archetype. First known for his Facebeef escapades, Lewis has regularly proven the media is all too willing to publish first, and embarrassingly, fact check later. This contempt for authority that Lewis holds, has helped us all sit back and maybe think deeper about the information we’re often receiving, forcing you to take ownership of the sources you hold in high regard.

To me, he’s one of the hardest working personalities in the business, waking early, working like a beast, then doing it all over again - six days a week. His mateship with fellow comic Luke is clearly a major driver in both of their success. Whether it’s pushing each other to be better, or joining to create media brands like the Luke & Lewis show. This was really confirmed for me, when I saw his most recent piece of satire “What Firing A Comedian For Old Jokes Is Like” .

This is a great discussion where we cover:

  • Warhammer & hobbies

  • How Lewis got into radio

  • The moment he realised he was funny

  • Why he never drank alcohol

  • Facebeef & Pranking the media

  • His comedic principles & process

  • Leaders & comics that inspire him




SHOW NOTES

01:48 - Introduction

05:30 - Warhammer & hobbies

10:50 - Being an internet comedian

13:00 - Getting into radio

23:00 - The moment he realised he was funny

26:00 - Why he never drank alcohol

30:30 - Lessons learnt from his parents

35:17 - Facebeef

38:31 - Pranking the media

46:18 - Stirring teachers at school

49:50 - Comedic principles

53:11 - Leaders that inspire him

57:30 - Aussie rap

01:02:12 - His Franken-comedian

01:05:09 - His brand and business

01:12:57 - Growth and selling out shows

01:17:20 - Sausage dog mauling

01:20:50 - Process and research

01:24:48 - No drinking fun

01:27:24 - Best purchase under $200

01:30:40 - A book he’d gift for Xmas

01:36:13 - If he could have a billboard anywhere


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