Sam Fletcher - Drawn-out Jokes (3 stars)

This article is from 2013

Sam Fletcher - Drawn-out Jokes

A slice of his loveable lo-fi comedy from 2012 Best Newcomer Award laureate

Making the leap from the Free Fringe and a Best Newcomer Award from 2012, ‘Fletch’ brings us another slice of his loveable lo-fi comedy, merging a bit of technology with some pencil drawing. We start off with him poking fun at sketches of our host created by the audience before indulging in a game of pass the invisible St Bernard. And just in case we’re not sure whether he in in character or not, he has a handy symbol which he uses whenever he wants us to be clear that he is being ‘Sam Fletcher’.

There’s an endless supply of fun tricks and silly larks, not all of which work out to great effect, though who can’t be tickled by his insistence – with proof – that the words ‘Morgan Freeman’ crop up in an awful lot of pop songs? He struggles with an occasionally fractious crowd, but the finale in which he attempts to speed his way through a project he needs to finish in order to save his ‘day job’ is a genuine highlight.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 26 Aug, 4.45pm, £7.50–£10 (£6.50–£9).

Sam Fletcher - Drawn-out Jokes

  • 3 stars

Sam Fletcher / United Agents. Hello, me again. Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee 2012. 'Put simply, no other show has made me smile so much this year' ★★★★ (Independent). 'Another star is born' ★★★★ (Metro). 'He is, behind the indie-guy T-shirt and glasses, behind the shamateurism, a total pro' ★★★…