Saturday 21 April 2018

WATCH: Don't try this at home... Twin 'real-life cartoon' brothers perform painful stunts with a fork and a mouse trap

Jason Kennedy

Jason Kennedy

"We're just a big, giant, real life cartoon," stuntman The Great Orbax says, not long after sticking a fork up his nose and snapping a mouse trap on his twin brother's tongue.

The Canadian brothers, who perform under the stage name Monsters of Schlock, are in Dublin this weekend to take part in the annual Laya Healthcare City Spectacular.

They'll be treating audiences to equal portions of shock and humour as they do things to their bodies that they probably shouldn't.

'Orbax' and 'Sweet Pepper' have been travelling around the world doing their unique act for years and hope to impress their Irish audiences.

"Ireland is the most hospitable country I think we've ever been too," Sweet Pepper says.

"The crowds so far have been great too."

Unsurprisingly, the duo have both landed in hospital at various stages of their career after their acts went wrong.

"I was on fire once," says Orbax, who once worked in academia.

"I got third degree burns to 10pc of my body, so I was in hospital for quite a bit.

"That was not fun."

Sweet Pepper's worst encounter came when he was on the wrong end of his brother's chainsaw.

"I don't like chainsaws anymore," he says, pointing to a scar on the side of his mouth.

The Monsters of Schlock perform in Dublin's Merrion Square this weekend and Cork's Fitzgerald Park next weekend. The festival will also see performances from jugglers, break dancers, mysterious magicians and many more.

To find out more about the Monsters of Schlock, visit their website here and to see what else is in store at the Laya Healthcare City Spectacular, visit its website here.

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