Monday, December 31, 2012

an encore presentation... "Deconstructing Laurel & Hardy" Special Airs Sat. Jan. 5th, 2013 on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!

THIS SATURDAY, Jan. 5th, 2013

By popular demand... an encore presentation of...

Joe Bev's "Deconstructing  Laurel & Hardy" Special
on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!

One-Hour Comedy-O-Rama Tribute
Mixes New Radio Theater & Classic Comedy Soundtracks

Joseph Bevilacqua and his friends

"Deconstructing Laurel & Hardy was a NEW classic and a comedy masterpiece! Simply, the best thing you two have ever done," tweeted @cult_radio (Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!) following the premiere broadcast of the Comedy-O-Rama Hour special, created by husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and Lorie Kellogg.

"We have had many requests from both listeners wanted to hear the special again and fans who missed it the first time," says Bevilacqua.

The comedy hour combines audio from classic moments from Laurel & Hardy movies with a new radio theater in which "the boys" open a fix-it shop and recall their past failures as they handle a barrage of wacky customers. 

Instead, the veteran award-winning radio producer and voice actor created 
"Deconstructing Laurel & Hardy,"
airing Saturday, Jan. 5th, 2013
 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT
on Internet powerhouse
Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!
It can be heard streamed live at: h

In the new moments, full of funny sound effects and music, Joe Bev voiced not only Stan and Ollie but James Finlayson, Billy Bletcher, Edgar Kennedy and other characters including a dog. All of the females roles, including Mae Busch, were voiced by Lorie Kellogg. 

Joe as Stan in the Ellenville, NY, 4th of July Parade
with the Sons of the Desert

Along the way, listeners are treated to hilarious moments from classic Hal Roach Laurel and Hardy sound films, including:
  • Brats (1930) 
  • Blotto (1930) 
  • Towed in a Hole (1932) 
  • Sons of the Desert (1933) 
  • Them Thar Hills (1934) 
  • The Fixer Uppers (1935) 
  • Way Out West (1937) 
  • Block-Heads (1938) 
  • A Chump at Oxford (1940) 

Among the highlights of the special is when Bev inter-cuts a scene the English version of "Blotto" with the Spanish version "La vida nocturna," one of the films Laurel & Hardy spoke phonetically. First, Bev as Stan recalls the scene in which he is speaking Spanish an Ollie English. Then, Bev as Ollie recalls the same scene but with him speaking Spanish and Stan English. 

James Finlayson

Laurel and Hardy were one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy double acts of the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. Composed of thin Englishman Stan Laurel and large American Oliver Hardy, they became well known during the late 1920s to the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy, with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous Hardy. They made over 100 films together, initially two-reelers (short films) before expanding into feature length films in the 1930s. Their films include Sons of the Desert (1933), the Academy Award winning short film The Music Box (1932), Babes in Toyland (1934), and Way Out West (1937). Hardy's catchphrase "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" is  still widely recognized. 

Oliver Hardy

Joe Bev, who's full name is Joe Bevilacqua also hosts and produces three distinct radio hours per week, known collectively as The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour and The Joe Bev Experience. 

Archived Comedy-O-Rama Hours are now podcast on iTunes at: 

Lorie Kellogg
and Joe Bevilacqua
Comedy-O-Rama Hour

Bevilacqua is a veteran radio theater producer and voice actor. He also works on stage and is the winner of the 2012 New York TANYS Award for Excellence in Acting. He has 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 has been regularly heard on National Public Radio and Sirius-XM Radio and has produced hundreds of hours of audiobooks. 

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.


 "Laurel and Hardy in Knuclear Knuckleheads"

A video from Joe Bevilacqua filmed in 1987.

(Visually) Performed by Alison Nead as Oliver Hardy, Ron Willoughby as James Finlayson, and Joe Bevilacqua as Stan Laurel. Joe Bevilacqua is the voice of all three characters!

Friday, December 28, 2012

"Classic Cartoon Carnival" on The Joe Bev Experience, Saturday, December 29 - 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT, on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!

Stan Freberg, Daws Butler and June Forayon The Joe Bev Experience,
part of "The Joe Bev 3-hour Block".

A "Classic Cartoon Carnival" will be heard on the 21th edition of The Joe Bev Experience airing Saturday, December 29 at 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm on, right after Joe Bev's Comedy-O-Rama Hour and Jazz-O-Rama Hour (part of "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block" starting 2:30 pm ET).

During the hour:

Host Joe Bevilacqua presents audio from TV's "Truth or Consequences" with Bob Barker and Daws Butler (Yogi Bear) from 1960, Stan Freberg in the 1957 Warner Brothers cartoon "Three Lil Bops,", a live performance of Jay Ward's "Fractured Fairy Tales" with June Foray, Joe Bev., Corey Burton, Matt Hurwitz, and Lee Harris, part two of "Willoughby and the Professor Meet Bartizan the Genie," (1975), Daws Butler teaches Joe Bev how to be a voice actor, part two (1975), and Uncle Dunkle and Donnie in "Alexander Remembers" (2009).

The weekly radio hour is an 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).


Daws & Joe
As the protege of cartoon voice legend Daws Butler (Yogi Bear), the veteran award-winning broadcaster (NPR, XM Radio) Joe Bevilacqua is no stranger to the cartoon world. Joe Bev even co-authored his mentor's authorized biography, "Daws Butler, Characters Actor", available at BearManorMedia.Com.

From Mel Blanc to June Foray, from Disney to Hanna-Barbera, "Cartoon Carnival" is a lively hour of rare and classic cartoon audio, children's records, cartoon music and sound effects, new radio cartoons, interviews and mini-documentaries about the wonderful world of animation.

Bevilacqua is a veteran radio theater producer and voice actor. He also works on stage and is the winner of the 2012 New York TANYS Award for Excellence in Acting. He has 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, Louis Black and Rick Overton. Joe has also MC'd shows featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Mahr and Gilbert Gottfried. He has been regularly heard on National Public Radio and Sirius-XM Radio and has produced hundreds of hours of audiobooks.

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78 RPM Records with HAPPY, NEW or YEAR in the Title - Saturday, December 29 - 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!

Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor

"Songs with HAPPY, NEW or YEAR in the Title"
on The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, part of 
 "The Joe Bev 3-hour Block" 
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"Happy Days Are Here Again", "I Found a New Baby" and "This Year's Kisses" will be among the 78 RPM records heard on the 25th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour airing this Saturday, December 29 - 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, on Internet radio powerhouse Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! (

This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: 
 "Songs with HAPPY, NEW or YEAR in the Title", including:

Billie Holiday

  1. Happy Feet - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
  2. Doin' the New Low Down - Django Reinhardt
  3. A Hundred Years From Today - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
  4. I'm Happy When You're Happy - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
  5. A New Kind Of Man - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
  6. This Year's Kisses - Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra
  7. It Made You Happy When You Made Me Cry - Sam Lanin & His Famous Players
  8. I Found a New Baby - Benny Goodman and his Sextet
  9. This Year's Kisses - Margaret McCrae with Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
  10. Happy Days Are Here Again - Jack Hylton and His Orchestra
  11. New York Blues - Pietro Frosini
  12. Never in a Million Years - Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra
  13. Sometimes I'm Happy - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
  14. I've Found A New Baby - Sidney Bechet
  15. Twelfth year - Django Reinhardt
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra was the most popular African-American band of the 1920s. The smooth, carefully arranged sound of Henderson's orchestra was a huge influence on the Swing style of the next decade. The Orchestra played at the Club Alabam on West 44th Street in New York from 1922 to July of 1924 and then moved to the Roseland Ballroom when Armand J. Piron's Orchestra vacated the job and returned to New Orleans. In 1924 Henderson hired Louis Armstrong to replace Joe Smith on trumpet. Armstrong's thirteen months in the band caused quite a stir among New York Jazz musicians who had never heard anything like him. The orchestra also featured Coleman Hawkins on tenor saxophone, Buster Bailey on clarinet and Don Redman on alto saxophone and also contributing arrangements. 

Theodore Shaw "Teddy" Wilson
Django Reinhardt invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called 'hot' jazz guitar) that has since become a living musical tradition within French gypsy culture. With violinist St├ęphane Grappelli, he co-founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, described by critic Thom Jurek as "one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz."

The Casa Loma Orchestra was a popular American dance band active from 1927 to 1963. From 1929 until the rapid multiplication in the number of swing bands from 1935 on, the Casa Loma Orchestra was one of the top North American dance bands. It did not tour after 1950 but continued to record as a studio group.

Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader; widely known as the "King of Swing".
In the mid-1930s, Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. His January 16, 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music." Goodman's bands launched the careers of many major names in jazz, and during an era of segregation, he also led one of the first well-known racially-integrated jazz groups. Goodman continued to perform to nearly the end of his life, while exploring an interest in classical music.


Louis Armstrong's New Orleans,
with Wynton Marsalis:
A Joe Bev Muiscal Sound Portrait

by Joe Bevilacqua Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, Winton Marsalis, Donald Newlove, Leonard Lopate, Louis Armstrong

Length: 59 min. 

Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this entertaining, informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian Donald Newlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others, on the origins of jazz, and the life and music of legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Also featured is the music of Armstrong throughout his long career, and rare recordings, including audio from a 1957 CBS TV documentary with Edward R. Murrow.


Theodore Shaw "Teddy" Wilson was an American jazz pianist. Described by critic Scott Yanow as "the definitive swing pianist", Wilson's sophisticated and elegant style was featured on the 
records of many of the biggest names in jazz including Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald. With Goodman, he was perhaps the first well-known black musician to play publicly in a racially integrated group. In addition to his extensive work as a sideman, Wilson also led his own groups and recording sessions from the late 1920s to the '80s.

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Joe Bev
Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was 12. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton.

Bev also produces, directs, writes and voices half of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which is has been highest rated radio show on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! for many weeks. Joe Bev's other weekly radio show, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour debuted at #2.

21 weeks ago, the veteran voice actor added his third hour for Cult Radio, called The Joe Bev Experience which airs right after The Jazz-O-Rama Hour.

In addition, The Comedy-O-Rama Special: Joe Bev's "Deconstructing Laurel & Hardy" Airs Saturday, December 29, 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!

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