Fring female comedy duos: Róisín and Chiara
- Brian Donaldson
- 4 August 2018
Róisín O'Mahoney and Chiara Goldsmith imagine alternate lives to their comedy duo, as sculptors and Italian Mafia actors
Best mates who deliver improv, sketches, and stream-of-consciousness comedy tell us all about their love of each other's clothes and which one is a bacon thief.
What one thing do you remember most about how you met each other?
Róisín: Chiara is two years older than me: ten years ago this felt like 15 years. I thought she was effortlessly chic and dangerously continental. She was wearing a 1940s navy wool suit and I gazed at her across the room with furtive admiration.
Chiara: Róisín's clothes.
What's the best thing about working with the other one?
Róisín: She's my best friend.
Chiara: Saves my bacon.
What's the worst thing about working with the other one?
Róisín: She has a very loud and irritating voice.
Chiara: Eats my bacon.
If your comedy partner hadn't become part of a double act, what do you think she would have done with her life?
Róisín: The star of an Italian Mafia drama where she plays a smooth-talking, cargo-pant wearing, nymphomaniacal criminal lawyer.
Chiara: Exhibiting sculptures at the MOMA.
If your current comedy partner was suddenly unable to work with you ever again, which famed comedian would you headhunt to replace them?
Róisín: Someone who'd be willing to go method: Adrien Brody in drag?
Chiara: Paul Currie because of the physical resemblance.
Róisín & Chiara: Back to Back, Heroes @ Boteco, 3–26 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 2.40pm, £5 in advance or donation at the venue.