Joe Bevilacqua's 61st "Camp Waterlogg" radio play is part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on http://www.cultradioagogo.com.
During the play, Chef Ron returns from vacation to find a large kitchen mess and a camp of crazies running in and out. Meanwhile, some of the neighboring camp kids attract the attention of two Homeland Security officers.
"Jim Folly is hilarious as Ron Drysdale, a former Homeland Security officer turned kid's camp cook. Jim's high energy, quick thinking and improvisational skills raise our show to a much higher level." raves Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev), who creates The Comedy-O-Rama Hour every week.
Folly is a founding member of Liquid Comedy, along with Kenny Savoy, Joe Bev, Gary Bihler and Tom Giannazzo. The current version of the troupe features Folly, Savoy, Bev and Lorie Kellogg.
Jim Folly also voices Lil Jimmy, Butch, and others. Kenny Savoy is heard as Stinky Peter Moss, Spike, and two racoons: Sammy and Howard. Lorie Kellogg is Squeaky Lkie, Olive Pitts, Aleta Mae Terwilliger, Elise, and other characters. Bev plays Sgt. Lefty, Ellis da Boatkeeper, Adam Maxwell, Lil Andy, Cary Gooper, Gary Cant, Minnewaska Minnie.
Also featured on the hour will be the 9th 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/
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour is just one of four weekly hours produced, directed, written and voiced by Joe Bevilacqua, who is the recipient of the 2013 Kean University Distinguished Alumni Award.
The June 1st Joe Bev 3-Hour Block includes:
1. Comedy-O-Rama #61: "The Return of Ron Drysdale or Homeland Security Has Got to Go-Go-Go!"
2. Jazz-O-Rama #44: "The Battle of the Crooners 1: Cliff Edwards vs. Parker Gibbs"
3. Joe Bev Experience #40: "Douglas McEwan Interview 1 & This Here is Your Life, Sherlock Holmes"
Joe Bevilacqua 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 #44: "The Battle of the Crooners 1: Cliff Edwards vs. Parker Gibbs" follows.