Friday, November 30, 2012

Comedy-O-Rama: Joe Bev Makes Radio Theater Anywhere!

Comedy-O-Rama's "Camp Waterlogg" airs 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT, Saturday, December 1 on CRAGG

 When Joe Bev was asked by Cult Radio-A-Go-Go to created new installments of his radio theater show The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, he knew he could not produce the show the old fashioned way.

"With portable digital recording, radio theater can now happen anywhere," says the veteran award-winning actor-writer-producer-director.

Everett Kelogg, Gina Kellogg, Joe Bevilacqua
and Lorie Kellogg at Curt Kellogg's
for Thanksgiving Dinner
He adds, "The days of being stuck in a cold little studio with a script and a sound effects table are gone."

Bev records scenes in Japanese restaurants while eating sushi, doing dishes, taking a bath, climbing a tree in the woods, giving the radio stories a real life.

This Saturday, December 1, Joe Bev & Lorie Kellogg's The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, part of "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block," airs 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT. The Jazz-O-Rama Hour and The Joe Bev Experience follow. Listen online for free at

On this week's show, "A Camp Waterlogg-A-Go-Go Hide'n'Seek", the staff tries to please the son of a rich potential donor. During a game of hide'n'seek, Peter Moss (Kenny Savoy) shows up and thinks the camp is deserted.

Joe Bevilacqua
Bev is the voice of most of the characters on the show, including Sgt. Lefty, Ellis the Boatkeeper, Adam Maxwell, and Lil Orphan Andy. Kellogg voices include Olive Pitts, Elise, Mrs. Terwilliger and Lkie.

The hour also includes the story "Uncle Dunkle, Donnie and Wootsy" by Daws Butler, voiced entirely by Joe Bev, and "The Chair" by Pedro Pablo Sacristan, voiced by Kellogg and Bev.

Now in its 39th week on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! (and its 99th since 2002 including the Sirius XM broadcasts), The Comedy-O-Rama Hour is produced by Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev).

The Camp Waterlogg Chronicles 1:
"The Camp Waterlogg Offensive"

by Joe Bevilacqua , Lorie Kellogg , Pedro Pablo Sacristan Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg, Kenny Savoy, Jim Folly
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
Six one-hour comic misadventures of Sgt. Lefty, Olive Pitts, Ellis the Boatkeeper, Squeaky Lkie, Stinky Peter, Mrs. Terwilliger and all the wacky denizens of Camp Waterlogg, the dilapidated Catskills kids camp. The creation of husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and Lorie Kellogg, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour has evolved since its successful run on Sirius XM Radio into a wacky mix of family-friendly humor, radio theater, audio cartoons, and improvisation.
The Camp Waterlogg Chronicles 1 includes:
"Cupid Comes to Camp Waterlogg" part 1
"Cupid Comes to Camp Waterlogg" part 2
"Homeland Security Comes to Camp Waterlogg"
"Camp Waterlogg, Bon Appetite"
"The Camp Waterlogg Offensive"
"Camp Waterlogg: The Animals Are Revolting"


Joe Bev, Van(Jennye Rose's great son),
 and Lorie Kellogg having a great visit in Kansas City
The couple have been working together since they met in 1996. They recently toured with their Vaudeville in the Catskills stage show, in which they performed "Lambchops" the classic Burns and Allen comedy routine, and Bev MCd and performed the classic Abbott and Costello routine Who's On First? with Bob Greenberg. A second tour is planned for 2013 (TBA).

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

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 flying back to New York
after visiting family in KC
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.
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