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Max Fletcher – Fail Beter (Max Fletcher / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

In certainly one of the most surreal shows at the Fringe, Max Fletcher delivered an unusual, Byzantine hour of comedy, which seemed to be performed more for his own entertainment than the audience’s. That’s not to say it wasn’t funny, but the convoluted nature of the sketches, often lasting over ten minutes, certainly left some people bewildered. Whilst many could argue that Fletcher’s act was self-indulgent, there was a strangely mesmerising quality to his delivery, which made the show so unsettlingly weird, yet brilliant at the same time. With a title referring to the great absurdist Samuel Beckett, there could have been no tribute more fitting.

The Dram House Upstairs, until 24 Aug (not 14, 20), 2.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]