Róisín and Chiara: Sex on Wheels!

By Ron Bingham

What can I say about this pair of brilliantly crazy performers. Róisín O’Mahony and Chiara Goldsmith are one of those acts that can have me bursting out into surprised laughter at their antics both on and off the stage.

The daring duo are unafraid to go that one step too far, whether it be covering their faces with butter or oranges or toothpaste(or all three), twerking through the audience with massively enhanced boobs and bums, throwing in an impromptu jig or two, teasing the audience while they scream with laughter and so much more.

Putting what they did on the stage in writing cannot evoke the magic of their show. They have an almost perfect stage chemistry and a touch of brazen madness. You really have to see Róisín and Chiara live, but unfortunately they were only performing Sex on Wheels! in Edinburgh for two nights. So if you do see their name on a comedy line-up, or future festival then buy a ticket as they are consistently and excellently eccentric.

Sex on Wheels! is on at Assembly George Square Studios

Róisín and Chiara : Get Nupty

By Ron Bingham

Standing in the queue outside this show I was chatting to a couple who were going to see Phil Ellis in the next room. When Phil suddenly was cancelled due to technical problems, I recommended Róisín and Chiara (Róisín O’Mahony and Chiara Goldsmith) explaining to them that it was surreal and hilarious (going on the show I saw last year). They gave it a try and thanked me afterwards.

This anarchic and crazy duo gave us an hour of props, costumes, songs, dances, characters, passion, hilarity and joy. It is difficult to explain what exactly happened during the show, but I did get a kiss (for removing lipstick) although I failed to perform my knightly task of beheading the horse. This meant I didn’t get to have that romantic sit-down Italian dinner with Róisín.🙁

If you want to laugh until your sides are splitting, I can only suggest you get along to see this show before the word gets out. It’s part of the Free Fringe, but it is recommended to book tickets to avoid missing out on a seat. After these joyous and madcap hijinks I still don’t know what nupty means. Ah well!

Get Nupty is on at Heroes @ The Hive until August 25

Roisin & Chiara – Back to Back

By Ron Bingham

As the audience enters they are greeted by the hosts and offered sweeties. Roisin O’Mahony and Chiara Goldsmith then perform a show which I can only describe as crazy, silly and ridiculously funny. The bribery is unnecessary, because this is an awesome show.

There is an underlying intelligence to the sketch show, which added to the enjoyment. What I did miss were many of the musical call and response shout-outs from modern mainstream culture, but then I’m a grumpy old curmudgeon, and everyone else enjoyed them (knowing something about Bo Selecta would have been handy). They did do a version of Roxanne, and I know that one.

Roisin acted slightly more crazy than Chiara (a fine line) and wore some cool masks in a couple of sketches. They did interact with a couple of audience members as part of their act, so be careful where you sit. There is a bit of swearing, but nothing too extreme and it should be fine for teenagers and older. It can get a bit wild, but if you’re up for an inspired hour of silly sketches from a pair of energetic and frantic comedians, while witnessing some really gross marshmallow eating, then add this to your list.

Note: It’s free but this is filling up fast, so pre-book to ensure a seat.

Back To Back is on at Heroes @ Boteco until August 26