Who (or what) were the Kipper Kids?

They were in the movies ‘Forbidden Zone,’ ‘UHF’ and ‘Mondo Beyondo’. They opened for punk bands. They wore diapers, fake chins and made weird grunty-farty noises.

What the hell were they?!?

Performance artists. You can find more about them here.

The Kipper Kids were Brian Routh and Martin von Haselberg. They were comic/performance artists, whose acts consisted mostly of smearing each other with food and other stuff. The Kids are semi-retired; Routh does some work still, while von Haselberg spends most of his time as Mr. Bette Midler (they’ve been married for 16 years). You can see a short segment of their act in Bette Midler’s “Behind the Music” episode.