This mockumentary parody on the TV reality show Whale Wars will be heard on this week's edition of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, the weekly wacky radio theater show created by Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev.) that takes place at Camp Waterlogg, the dilapidated kid's camp in the Catskills.
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour airs at 1 pm (ET) / 10 am (PT) as part of this week's premiere of "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block," which includes The Jazz-O-Rama Hour and The Joe Bev Experience, at http://www.cultradioagogo.com.
Bev and his wife Lorie Kellogg not only co-write half the show and improvise the other half, the couple perform most of the voices in the show. On this week's Camp Waterlogg segments, Joe Bev is the voice of Sgt. Lefty, Ellis the Boatkeeper, The Professor, Willoughyby, Lil Orphan Andy, "Beluga Battles" ship crew members, cartoon drops of water, other narration and the announcer. Lorie Kellogg voices Olive Pitts, Elise, cartoon drops of water, "Beluga Battles" ship crew members and other narration.
"We improvise part of the show in the woods around my Catskills cabin home," explains Bev, who adds "and even our chickens end up in the final show! I use a portable stereo recorder and get most of my sound effects live on the spot! I even make actors climb trees if the scene calls for it."
Bev reveals, "One trick I use is I move back and forth from right to left on the mike for each character I do. If you listen to my work, I am often all the characters in a scene, 2, 3, maybe 20, all panned in a different place in the audio landscape. We are no longer stuck in a studio. We can record anywhere. This is not your grandfather's radio theater!"
This week's Comedy-O-Rama Hour also features cartoons "A Drop of Water" and "Ice in the Jungle" by Pedro Pablo Sacristan, and a visit from Joe Bev's childhood creations Willoughby and the Professor.
Joe Bevilacqua is a veteran radio theater producer and voice actor. He also works on stage and is the winner of the 2012 New York TANYS Award for Excellence in Acting. He has performed at the Improv, Caroline's on Broadway, Catch a Rising Star, the Comic Strip, opened for Uncle Floyd, worked with Al Franken, Shelley Berman, Louis Black and Rick Overton. Joe has also MC'd shows featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Mahr and Gilbert Gottfried. He has been regularly heard on National Public Radio and Sirius-XM Radio and has produced hundreds of hours of audiobooks.
Lorie Kellogg started her education at the Kansas City Art Institute. There she studied painting, printmaking, photography, commercial design and video. She continued to Graduate School at the California Institute of the Arts where she received her MFA in Film/Video. Lorie is a graphic designer creating websites, logos, newsletters, newspaper & magazine layout, package design, ad design, and edits video & audio. On Comedy-O-Rama, Lorie also voices Ranger Lorie, Olive Pitts, Lkie (Sqweeky), Mrs. Terwilliger, and the other half of voices in the Pedro cartoons.
More about Waterlogg Productions at http://www.waterlogg.com.
An announcement about this week's Jazz-O-Rama Hour follows.
Video for this week's "Joe Bev 3-Hour Block":