Friday, June 22, 2012

Noel Blanc Guest Stars on Joe Bev's Comedy-O-Rama Hour - Saturday, June 23, 1 pm (ET) / 10 am (PT) on CRAGG

A CLIP FROM LAST WEEKS SHOW: Judy Tenuta Guest Stars on Comedy-O-Rama 

Post Father's Day Radio Special
Features Sons of "Flinstones" Voices
Paying Tribute to Their Dads,
with Noel Blanc & Mel Blanc,
Chas Butler & Daws Butler,
Alan Reed Jr. and Alan Reed.
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour
Saturday, June 13,1 pm (ET) / 10 am (PT)

"Hey, what's up,doc?" Noel Blanc, the son of cartoon voice legend Mel Blanc. will be heard saying when he guest stars on this Saturday's edition of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, Joe Bev's wacky weekly radio extravaganza.

The Comedy-O-Rama Hour airs every Saturday at 1 pm (ET) / 10 am (PT), followed by the premiere of The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, Joe Bev's of 78 RPM records from his own personal collection, at 2 pm (ET), on CRAGG Cult Radio-Go-Go!

On the show, which mixes scripted radio theater, improvisation and real life moments, two Camp Waterlogg kids Skype Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester and Tweety, all voiced by Noel Blanc.

Joe Bev wrote Mel Blanc in 1972 and they became friends, with Blanc critiquing Bev's cassette recorded voices in nine page hand written notes on Bugs Bunny stationary, and several west coast visits in which Bev would sit in on recording sessions of "The Jetsons".

"My mentor Daws Butler was there as Elroy Jetson, Penny Singleton as Jane, Janet Waldo as Judy, Don Messick as Astro. I sat in the recording booth in between Mel Blanc (as Mr. Spacey) and Howard Morris (as The Nervous School Bus Driver). I learned from the masters. Mel was the greatest voice actor who ever lived. We all try live up to the standard he set in the 1930s," says Bev.

Also on the radio show, which is billed as a "Better Late Than Never Father's Day Special":
  • Alan Reed Jr. reads from his father's autobiography Yabba Dabba Doo! The Alan Reed Story.
  • Daws Butler as Mr. Jinks and Daws's son Chas Butler as a 7-year old, in "A Baby Setter Sitter: written by Daws Butler, from a never-before-heard 1959 recording.
  • "The Honeymoon of Ellis & Elise" finds the Camp Waterlogg couple (voiced by Bev. & Kellogg) afloat on a cruise ship during a Rastafarian Pastifarian Pirate attack.
  • Cap'n Crunch (Joe Bev) reads "Lola the Whale" and Ranger Lorie (Kellogg) reads "A Warm Whale," two radio cartoons written by Pedro Pablo Sacristan.

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor and comedian. Although he began his nearly six-decade-long career performing in radio commercials, Blanc is best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. during the "Golden Age of American animation" as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, PepĂ© Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, the Tasmanian Devil, and many of the other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons. He later worked for Hanna-Barbera's television cartoons, most notably as the voice of Barney Rubble in The Flintstones and Mr. Spacely in The Jetsons. Having earned the nickname “The Man of a Thousand Voices,” Blanc is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice-acting industry.

Noel Blanc (born October 19, 1938) is a voice actor, the son of late voice acting legend, Mel Blanc. Throughout Noel's childhood and early adulthood, he worked with his father on the Looney Tunes voices so that when the time came, he could take over for his father.[1] Following his father's death, Blanc made a number of appearances performing the voices of Looney Tunes characters. Noel has voiced the characters of Elmer Fudd, Barney Rubble, Yosemite Sam and background characters on the television show Family Guy. He also directs and produces. Noel Blanc is CEO of Warner-Blanc, a joint venture of Warner Bros. and Blanc Communications Corp.

Charles Dawson "Daws" Butler (November 16, 1916 – May 18, 1988) was a voice actor originally from Toledo, Ohio. He worked mostly for Hanna-Barbera and originated the voices of many familiar animated cartoon characters, including Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, and Huckleberry Hound. Daws Butler the voice behind some of our most beloved cartoon characters. He also provided voices for Warner Bros., MGM, Jay Ward and Walter Lantz, and he wrote and performed on the Stan Freberg records and radio show and the original live puppet version of Time for Beanie (Einstein's and Harpo Marx's favorite show) as well as acting in radio and voicing TV commercials. More about Daws at:

Alan Reed (August 20, 1907 – June 14, 1977) was an American actor and voice actor, best known as the original voice of Fred Flintstone (whom he was said to have physically resembled) on The Flintstones and various spinoff series. Born Edward Bergman in New York City, he majored in journalism at Columbia University, and then began his acting career in the city, eventually working on Broadway.  He also appeared in multiple films, such as The Tarnished Angels, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Viva Zapata! (as Pancho Villa), Nob Hill and various other films, as well as making acting appearances on various television series and he was the voice of Boris in Lady and the Tramp. Reed's autobiography Yabba Dabba Doo! is available as an audiobook at

Joe Bevilacqua is the winner of the 2012 New York TANY 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. Joe hosts and produces The Comedy-O-Rama Hour and The Jazz-O-Rama Hour on Cult Radio-Go-Go! as well as Cartoon Carnival and other radio programs and audiobooks.

Lorie 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. On Comedy-O-Rama, Lorie voices Ranger Lorie, Olive Pitts, Lkie (Sqweeky), Mrs. Terwilliger,  and the other half of voices in the Pedro cartoons.

Listen to The Comedy-O-Rama Hour every Saturday at 1 pm (ET) / 10 am (PT), followed immediately by The Jazz-O-Rama Hour at 2 pm (ET), on CRAGG Cult Radio-Go-Go!

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