The Comedy-O-Rama Hour
Olympics Fever Hits Camp Waterlogg
The creation of husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and Lorie Kellogg, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour is a wacky mix of family friendly humor, radio theater, audio cartoons and improvisation.
''We work very hard to keep the show clean,'' says Bev, who adds, ''That does not mean we can't be really funny!''
On this week's Comedy-O-Rama, the Camp Waterlogg gang are watching and commenting on the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremonies, the camp kids play cricket, grasshopper and frog Olympics, ants play soccer (football), and the continuing saga of the "Beluga Battles" / "Whale Wars" parody.
The hour will also feature a new "Willoughby and the Professor" cartoon written by Pedro Pablo Sacristan and voiced entirely by Joe Bev.
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
The Make Believe Ballroom Hits
Joe Bev presents remastered 78 RPM Jazz, including:
1. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - Make Believe Ballroom (1940)
2. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Stompin' At The Savoy (1934)
3. Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - Begin the Beguine (1936)
4. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - In the Mood (1940)
5. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Mood Indigo (1930)
6. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - King Porter Stomp (1935)
7. Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra - Flying Home (1942)
8. Glenn Miller and his Orchestra - A String of Pearls (1941)
9. Benny Goodman - Don't Be That Way (1938)
10. Count Basie and His Orchestra - One O'Clock Jump (1937)
11. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Take the A-Train (1941)
12. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) (1937)
The Joe Bev Experience
A Cosmopolite in a Café
Willoughby and the Professor in the Rain Forest
The Joe Bev Experience is a weekly radio hour anthology series representing the depth and breath of Bev's 40-plus year career in audio storytelling, from documentary to radio drama, and new and classic installments of Bev's older radio show Cartoon Carnival (still heard on many stations).
First Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) reads A Cosmopolite in a Café, a funny and quotable short story about a world traveler, bwritten by O. Henry. Few people are familiar with the name William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), but, just as many remember Mark Twain and not Samuel L. Clemens, Porter is well known by the pen name O. Henry. And O. Henry became known as a master of surprise, with witty short stories that trade on wordplay and surprise twist endings that have become standard fare in the century following his death.
Then, Bevilacqua's own characters, Willoughby and the Professor visit the Brazilian rain forest.
Last, will be The Bear, the classic one-act play by Anton Chekhov, produced, directed, and adapted by Joe Bevilacqua. Written in 1900, The Bear is one of the great works of Anton Chekhov, about the strange beginnings of love between the recently widowed Mrs. Popov and Grigory Stepanovich Smirnov. In Russian the word for "bear" which has two meanings: an animal or a rather rude, clumsy, awkward man. The play is alternately titled The Boor. The fine cast includes Cathi Tully, Bob Miller, and the late William Duff-Griffin.
This Here is Your Life, Stan Freberg
Guest hosts Ralph and Babs Backwards presents a collection of rare and classic Freberg records: "Elderly Man River" (CBS Radio 8/18/57); "Little Blue Riding Hood" (Capitol Records, 1953); "The Honeyearthers"
The Joe Bev Audio Theater
Oh Boy, She Looks Great ! or Which Witchway is Which?
This Here is Your Life, Sherlock Holmes
Willoughby and the Professor land home, only it's forty years in the past when Ms. Witchway was a much younger and quite beautiful Madam. In their attempt to "pucker" themselves forward in time, they only succeed in jettisoning "old" Ms. Witchway back in time. What will happen when the two Witchways meet? Written by Joe Bevilacqua and Robert J. Cirasa; Produced, Directed, and Voiced by Joe Bevilacqua.
In This Here is Your Life, Sherlock Holmes, Ralph Backwards (Daws Butler)--along with Watson, Dracula, Jack-the-Ripper, and even Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman--roast the famous consulting detective, played by the great English actor Ben Wright.
The Joe Bev Hour Sunday Edition
The Joe Bev Experience
Host Joe Bev presents parts 1 of the serialized audio dramatization of Ancient Rising, the SCI-FI Fantasy novel by JC De La Torre, the Victor Gates cop comedy series "Streets of Staccato: Stench of the City," and a new old time radio show, The Green Lama: "The Case of the Bashful Spider" by Bob Martin.
"Joe Bevilacqua is an amazingly talented actor and producer who brings these stories to life! You will think you are listening to actual old time radio!" (Jim Harmon, OTR historian and author)
The Joe Bev Hour airs on radio stations worldwide. A broadcast calendar can be found at: http://waterloggproductions.blogspot.com/
The Joe Bev Hour is six different different shows per week--syndicated worldwide--on Dream Stream Radio, Sound Stages Radio, WHRO-Norfolk, VA, The 1920s Radio Network, Toon Radio, Pawling Public Radio, Radio New Zealand, WGTD, Wisconsin Public Radio, The Radio Book Channel and The Couch TV Network.
Joe Bevilacqua co-founded Waterlogg Productions with his wife Lorie Kellogg. In 2012, he signed an exclusive distribution deal with Blackstone Audio, for his more than 40 years of audio work. He has released more than 90 audio titles, including hundreds of hours of audio documentaries, comedies, dramas, autobiographies. Available at http://joebev.com/
The Joe Bev Hour is also podcast free on the web at Tunein.com, iTunes and others, including:http://www.joebev.com, http://www.comedyorama.com http//www.dawsbutler.com, and http://www.waterlogg.com.
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