In 1988 I created a ventriloquist act unlike any other.  The Hymie and Stymie Show was a burlesque act that featured an interaction between two racial stereotypes. The humor was down home, bawdy, and exposed the "behind closed doors" racism of a bygone era.

           I recently found a surviving videotape of the entire show and realized the back story of the act's creation was interesting as well. So I created a film documentary that traced the act's history from its inspired beginnings through to its tragic end. 

       Sample clips are viewable below, as well as author's notes about the act, and a purchase link to a full length DVD of what just might've been the funniest ventriloquist act that ever made it to videotape.

  VIDEO INTRODUCTION 

COMEDY VIDEOCLIP SAMPLES

 FILM DOCUMENTARY EXCERPT

 

Author's Notes       Purchase THE DVD 

 

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