Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Art of Audio #6: "Liquid Comedy 101"

The Joe Bev

The Art of Audio #6

We sat on the floor of Steve's parents' house--laughing uncontrollably.

(Steve's not his real name but we'll get into that in a future column.)

It was 1979 and the five of us had just decided to call our troupe Liquid Comedy.
Liquid Comedy, circa 1979.
Listen to us on XM Radio!

We are still together today. Well, all except Steve (not his real name).

I work with many others and sometimes alone. My greatest joy, however, is getting together with Jim Folly, Tom Giannazzo and Kenny Savoy, and making some comedy magic.

Me with two funny men:
Kenny Savoy & Shelley Berman!

These funny fellows became regulars on my Comedy-O-Rama Hour for XM Radio, which featured such guest as Lewis Black, Al Franken, Bob Edwards, Norm Crosby and Shelley Berman.

More recently, we performed before an audience my new Fibber McGee & Molly and Duffy's Tavern shows which are available on Amazon.

Kenny Savoy in The New
Oldtime Radio Hour.

You can see video of us performing Duffy's Tavern here.

One of the funniest guys I know is Kenny Savoy. Kenny can do voices and read a script as well as any actor I know, but what makes Kenny special is is bright open upbeat personality. He lifts the energy of everyone he meets.

Me & Kenny improv on a a boat in Florida.

Kenny is also a great improviser. When we toured as Liquid Comedy--after the rest of us struggled before the audience with parodies of current TV shows and juvenile dialogues--Kenny brought down the house by pulling out his harmonica and ad-libbing a hilarious and clever blues song.

I can also count on Kenny as a close and trusted friend. I look forward to many more years of making people laugh with Kenny Savoy!

Get NEW Fibber McGee
and Duffy's Tavern here!

But what about Jim Folly? Tune in next time... and find out!

Best to you all,

Joe Bev.

Joe Bevilacqua is a veteran award-winning actor, writer, author and producer. His audio is available at Amazon, iTunes, and Audible for Kindle, Blackberry, Android, iPhone, iPod or iPad download, or CD purchase or rental. Find out more!

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