Róisín and Chiara are bonkers. Wonderfully bonkers.
Upon entering the theatre at the Museum of a comedy you could be forgiven in believing that you’d entered a 90s club, with spirited muzak and girls dressed in white sweat pants, fringed crop tops and plastic rimmed sunglasses Salsaing to the rhythm, they shoved mint imperials into the mouths of strangers or offered them candy cigarettes which they then attempted to light. Bizarre.
The show carried on in much the same vein. With a voice like caramel, Róisín creates a spiritual atmosphere, letting the audience know that there’s something, a feeling in the room. Then a prayer to Nick Grimshaw before bursting into 90s rap which segments each skit.
Those new to Róisín and Chiara’a japes may not appreciate their absurdist style with a lack of punchlines and an abundance of slapstick and physical comedy. This audience certainly took a bit of time to warm up, but once they did this pair were in their element.
Birthing an audience member through a sheet, healing the highly embarrassed and “unfairly victimised” through the laying of hands and messily masticating marshmallows are all joys to drink in through your eyes, which makes this pair of imbeciles one of Funny Women’s ones to watch!
You can find Róisín and Chiara next on the 8th, 9th and 10th of February at the comedy festival in Bedford, at the Quarry Theatre. For more information, click here!