First, "The Hobbit" is parodied on The Comedy-O-Rama Hour: Camp Waterlogg-A-
During the hour radio theater comedy, Sgt. Lefty, Ellis, Adam, and Woody take Andy (all voiced by Joe Bevilacqua) on a hike in the woods. The scenes were improvised and recorded in stereo by Bevilacqua in the actual snow covered woods behind his home in the Catskills.
While hiking, Andy falls down a hole, lands in Middle Earth and plays cards with the Baby of the Woods, Golum, and Bilbo Baggins (all voiced by Lorie Kellogg). Andy wins the game and the ring and becomes the Lord of the Rings and invisible.
Meanwhile, Elise, Mrs. Terwilliger, Olive, Courtney and Lkie (all voiced by Lorie Kellogg) plan a surprise party, and Chef Ron accidentally abandons Stinky Peter at Marcello and Luigi's cheese shop.
The hour also includes Jim Folly as Marcello and Chef Ron, and Kenny Savoy as Luigi and Stinky, and the story "Chess of Many Colors" by Pedro Pablo Sacristan, voiced by Kellogg and Bevilacqua.
Bilbo Baggins is the title character and protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, as well as a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings. In Tolkien's narrative conceit, in which all the writings of Middle-earth are translations from the fictitious volume of The Red Book of Westmarch, Bilbo is the author of The Hobbit and translator of various "works from the elvish" (as mentioned in the end of The Return of the King). The latest film adaption by Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is currently in movie theaters, starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo and Ian McKellen as Gandalf.
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The couple have been working together since they met in 1996. They recently toured with their Vaudeville in the Catskills stage show, in which they performed "Lambchops" the classic Burns and Allen comedy routine, and Bev MCd and performed the classic Abbott and Costello routine Who's On First? with Bob Greenberg. A second tour is planned for 2013 (TBA).
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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, Lewis 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 is the co-producer. 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.
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