Wednesday, December 7, 2011

JOE interviewed on STU's SHOW TODAY

12/7/2011          WEDNESDAY              9pm EST/ 6pm Pacific
                   Joe will be on LIVE 9 pm EST

Joe Bev is a mufti-talent animation/comedy/radio/TV/movie history expert who can also do thousands of characters, who is successful bringing radio theater techniques to audiobooks. We just finished 200 Spanish children's stories translated into English. But we did not just read them. We acted them out, improvised scenes to make the narrative story more engaging, and Joe post-produced with SFX, music and stereo effects that give what Joe calls a 3-D audio feel. We even do many of them as parodies. We did one as the B-52s!

Here is a great Holiday gift idea!

Joe's current project is...
Yabba Dabba Doo! The Alan Reed Story 


"Clip-filled tribute to a master character actor"

A lively tribute to the life of character actor and cartoon voice Alan Reed, spiced by background music and audio clips of radio/TV shows and movies. Most of it is read by Alan Reed Jr. (whose father had died in 1977) but there are some bits spoken by Reed himself from 1970s interviews. Joe Barbera is heard commenting on Alan's work with The Flintstones (as Fred) and the creation of the series. Bill Marx narrates some letters Fred Allen wrote to Reed.

Teddy Bergman, later to become Alan Reed, was determined to be a stage actor, including a job in Oklahoma City and a dramatic academy. He found his way into what we now call old time radio (comedy/drama) and there are many clips of hilarious or dramatic moments from Baby Snooks, The Shadow, Fred Allen (where he did the Falstaff character), The Mel Blanc Show (an early partnership, years before they played Fred and Barney). Movie clips, too, and it's amazing to hear all the parts Alan played over the years. Joe Bevilacqua, who turns up doing some narration, puts in backing music and various clips which make this a nostalgia trip into the Golden Age of Radio. I really enjoyed all the clips, the inside info, and the journey into the life of a skillful character actor--the man who decided the best way to express Fred Flintstone's exuberance at life was to shout out, "Yabba Dabba Doo!"

- Bob Nelson (review on

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!

1 comment:

GET THE WATERLOGG PRODUCTION APP and listen to all the PODCASTS in on place!

Waterlogg Podcasts
Powered by Conduit Mobile

Waterlogg Productions Video