Gemma Goggin - Get Laid or Die Trying (4 stars)

This article is from 2010

Gemma Goggin - Get Laid or Die Trying

Hilarious and graphic sex tales

Bridget Jones meets Victoria Coren in the formidably busty and bright-eyed form of Gemma Goggin, a woman in her 30th year seeking desperate and dubious routes to love.

After all, there can’t be too many acts self-funding a show to Edinburgh with a view to just getting laid? The audience are led willingly to believe she has experimented with all other available options, as she bares her experiences on topics diverse as S&M, the top five positions in the Kama Sutra – aided by two able volunteers – and the vagaries of sex, good, bad and non-existent. She’s also well-versed in sexual etiquette, applying wordplay to foreplay dos and don’ts, considers old wives’ sex myths and imagines pre-telephone epistolary sex.

Goggin’s tales are titillatingly tangible, and her delivery so warmly engaging, open and conspiratorial, there’s not a whole lot to dislike. Just don’t take your mother. Unless of course your mother is a kinky saucebox who welcomes scenes of hilarious and graphic embarrassment.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 30 Aug (not 23), 1.30pm, £7–£8 (£6–£7).

Gemma Goggin: Get Laid or Die Trying

  • 4 stars

Sharp and sassy stand-up Gemma Goggin is fast approaching 30. Simultaneously celebrating and mourning her perennially single 20s, she shares a wealth of tales, from teddy bear obsessed internet daters to half-marathon training to attain sexual release - on multiple occasions. Presenting an intimate account of her dating…