Saturday, December 24, 2011

FREE AUDIO - DAY 11 - CELEBRATE the 12 days of Christmas with Waterlogg Prod.




Enjoy Christmas
with the family...
We are posting each Pedro story for free
for the 12 days before Christmas. 

the 10th DAY's story was
"A Drop of Water"
Are you a dirty or a clean drop??

(click to buy)  11 of 12

 Visit Santa at the North Pole, witness the birth of Baby Jesus, go inside Noah's Ark and more - with these 12 timeless short stories, by noted Spanish children's author Pedro Pablo Sacristan. They'll charm and entertain your whole family! Produced with wonderful sound effects and music by veteran radio-theater producer Joe Bevilacqua, and performed by husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg. 

Christmas stories include: "The Best Choice", "A Forced Christmas", "Bula the Traveler", "Christmas Presents", "The Please-o-Meter", and "The Little Christmas Star." There are also the stories "The Tidy Toys", "The Match and the Toy Men", "Problems on the Ark", "A Colorful Head", "A Drop of Water", and "Balloon Acrobatics".

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Pedro Pablo Sacristan is back with yet another collection of Spanish stories for children, translated into English. And just in time for the holidays, this collection includes 12 whimsical stories with a Christmas theme. This is my third Sacristan anthology and I have to say that I have enjoyed them all very much. Sacristan's stories are written in a simple style that children will love. And parents will love the important life lessons their children will gain from these tales.  Audiobook Reviews from Audiobook-Heaven
©2011 Pedro Pablo Sacristan (P)2011 Pedro Pablo Sacristan, Joe Bevilacqua

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Art of Audio #8: "Liquid Comedy 103"

The Joe Bev

The Art of Audio #8

It was 1964. I was 5. Dressed like a cowboy--hat, gun, holster, boots. I follow my mom into Tom's Pork Store in Newark, New Jersey. I kicked the sawdust on the floor as I rushed over to the gumball machine in the corner. I put in a penny, turned the knob and out slid a gumball. I popped it in my mouth and turned.
Kenny Savoy, Tom Giannazzo and me
Listen to one of our "Camp Waterlogg" specials here!

"You cowboy?" another 5 year old near the counter asked me.

"Yup," I proudly replied.

"No. You cry-baby," the kid answered.

That was my first encounter with Tom Giannazzo, the son of the pork store owner, and my oldest friend and a founding member of Liquid Comedy.

More about Tom here.

As Tom put it on Facebook recently:

"Weren't we in the womb together? Seems like it goes back that far. I'm sure my knuckle-prints were all over the yard sticks Mrs. Coughlin (our third grade Catholic school teacher) used on you. Or was it one of the crazy penguins? Mrs. Mango? Maybe it was at the Home for Sons Abused by Italian Fathers (The SAIF House)?"

That is Tom's style of humor. If Jim Folly is Chico and Kenny Savoy is Harpo... then Tom Giannazzo is Groucho! (I guess that makes me Zeppo. Hmm.)

Master Sergeant Tom Giannazzo's
23 Years of Service
In fact, in one of our early sketches, a parody on TV's M*A*S*H called M*A*S*S, took place in a Catholic rectory and Tom played Father Hawkeye in a Groucho voice.

Little did we know at the time that Tom would go on to have a successful 23 year career in the United States Airforce. He traveled the world, ran a TV station on Guam, and was a military advisor to a number a major motion pictures and TV series, including Stargate SG-1,  Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The Sum of All Fears, and The Perfect Storm.

Tom was interviewed for Stargate SG-1: Bonus Disc 3

Tom knew movies even back in college. In 1978 we spoof Star Wars in our stage show. Ours was Star Wars Tonight, a merging of the blockbuster hit with the then popular TV show Fernwood Tonight, which starred Martin Mull as Barth Gimble and Fred Willard as Jerry Hubbard, the show itself a spoof of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Liquid Comedy, circa 1979.
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In our version, Tom was Barth Vadar and I was C3PO Hubbard. Tom wore a Darth Vadar mask. I wore a plastic mop pale on my head with a face drawn on it in magic marker. Our R2D2 was a dented metal garbage can with flashing lights attached. Our guest, Baby Irene (played by Kathy Higgins) tap-danced with three legs (the third was stuffed and sowed onto to Kathy's dress and she flipped it back and forth as she proclaimed "tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap".

Listen to another of our
"Camp Waterlogg" specials here!

Tom Giannazzo is now semi-retired and living in Florida with his wife and son. I say semi because I keep dragging him back to work! I'm just now planning new weekly broadcasts of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour: "Camp Waterlogg" to premiere Spring 2012.

Tom Giannazzo's Film & TV credits.

You can be sure there will be juicy parts for Tom Giannazzo (the only man I know who can clap with one hand).

Tom may be may earliest friend by not my earliest memory. THAT is a Christmas story--the year I saved Macy's. But you'll have to wait until you tune in next time...

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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