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.
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.