This past Sunday, after Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) accepted the Distinguished Alumni Award he received from Kean University, he and his friends decided to relax and celebrate at a local Colombian restaurant. But then, Joe Bev pulled out his audio recorder. “We were walking down the street and I thought I’d just record some traffic noise,” recalls Bev, who adds, “I’m so rarely in a city nowadays. We live and usually record in the woods!"
Bev got his traffic noise and more. After a moment of walking, scrapping keys against railings, opening and closing a mailbox, Bev’s wife and co-creator spoke as her “Camp Waterlogg” character Lkie. Bev responded as Sgt. Lefty, then Kenny Savoy as Stinky.
The impromptu improvisation last 54 minutes and included conversation with the waitress, ordering and eating.
Audio from it will air over several Comedy-O-Rama hours. In this week’s hour, it's May Day, when Sgt. Lefty (Joe Bev) takes Andy (Joe Bev), Stinky (Kenny Savoy) and Lkie (Lorie Kellogg) to a Colombian restaurant in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Back at Camp Waterlogg, Olive Pitts (Lorie Kellogg) is bonding with Andy (Joe Bev) and two Homeland Security get involved in a pool make with Adam Maxwell, Ellis da Boatkeeper and Sal Pilvers (all Joe Bev).
Also featured will be the 5th installment of the first new "Lum and Abner" comedy since 1954, written and performed by Donnie Pitchford, who also draws the "Lum and Abner" comic strip appearing at http://firstarkansasnews.net in a "Sunday strip" format with a new installment each Sunday.
The May 4th Joe Bev 3-Hour Block includes:
Comedy-O-Rama #57: "Camp Waterlogg-A-
Jazz-O-Rama #40: "A Java Refill: More Coffee Jazz"Joe Bev Experience:
"The Green Hornet Meets the Red Hornet"
Comedy-O-Rama is just one of four weekly hours produced, directed, written and voiced by Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev). He began his career at Kean University, where he acted in many stage productions and created a weekly radio theater hour for WKNJ. Since graduating, Bevilacqua has created hundreds of hours of audio content for National Public Radio, WNYC-New York Public Radio, WBGO-Jazz88, KUT-Austin, TX, WBAI-Pacifica, Hawaii Public Radio, and other radio stations, as well as The Public Radio Exchange, Radio Spirits, Bear Manor Media, Audible, and Blackstone Audio--producing, directing, writing, acting and hosting a wide varieties of genres including drama, comedy, music, interview, biography, autobiography and documentary programs and specials.
Bevilacqua has acted in a number of feature films and TV shows. He can be seen as the first lawyer Abraham Lincoln met as a child in the soon to be released theatrical motion picture The Green Blade Rises directed by A.J. Edwards, and as an IRS Agent on the Lion TV series Deadly Devotions, soon to air on Investigation Discovery Channel.
He also has performed in many stage productions, including Black Comedy for The Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville, NY, The Case of the Murdering Microphone, which he also wrote and directed for 90 Miles Off Broadway, in New Paltz, NY, and "Vaudeville in the Catskills" at Bethel Woods and other venues for the Sullivan Count Dramatic Workshop. He has also 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 is currently touring as Bud Abbott with Bob Greenberg as Lou Costello in "A Tribute to Bud & Lou".
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.
An announcement about Jazz-O-Rama #40: "A Java Refill: More Coffee Jazz"
NEW VIDEO-Behind the Scenes Recording The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, part 4: