Doug and Mike's Adult Entertainment (DVD)

Doug Skinner and Michael Smith

A DVD collection of videos and live performance footage, Doug and Mike’s “Adult Entertainment” began as a childish version of an adult nightclub act -- with piano, cocktails, bawdy jokes, and hand puppets -- and gradually became more narrative, as the puppet characters took on more life. The cast eventually included: Doug and Mike, increasingly pathetic versions of their creators; Shane and Cory, two women from their acting class; Kevin and Jason, their potty-mouthed nephews; Adrian, their acting teacher/therapist; Mr. Woodie, Doug and Mike’s mascot; and, of course, two talking toilets, both named Mr. Toilet, who talk shop in a public men’s room.

From 1990 to 1998 Doug and Mike’s Adult Entertainment was presented at a variety of venues and festivals in New York City including Dixon Place, Caroline’s Comedy Club, Jay Gorney Modern Art, Holly Solomon Gallery, The Drawing Center, PS1, The Public Theater, The Henson International Puppet Festival, The Soho Arts Festival, Franklin Furnace, Artists Space, The Knitting Factory, PS 122 and in Los Angeles at The Museum of Contemporary Art and in Mike Kelley’s backyard.

2nd Cannons Publications 012
March 2008, 1st printing, edition of 1000.
DVD running time: 57 min. All Region NTSC $20.00