Saturday January 12
4:30 pm ET
on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!http://www.CultRadioAGoGo.com
Joe Bev presents original radio drama and comedy. The Joe Bev Experience is part of "The Joe Bev 3-hour Block", which follows The Comedy-O-Rama Hour & The Jazz-O-Rama Hour.
Joe Bev's childhood creations Willoughby and the Professor meet aliens, robots and the Prisoner will be heard on the 23nd edition of The Joe Bev Experience airing Saturday, January 12 at 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT on http://www.CultRadioAGoGo.com 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).
Joe Bev, who's full name is Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) provides all the voices for a new Willoughby and the Professor story "Squidge Attack" and an encore story in which the duo meet Number 6, from the classic 1960s TV series "The Prisoner".
Willoughby and the Professor is epic science-fiction fantasy comedy, in the Monty Python/Terry Gilliam vein, about a boy and his professor who travel willy-nilly across time and space in a failed attempt to ''cure the world of all its ills''. Produced, directed, and voiced by Joe Bevilacqua, with David Garland and Margaret Juntwait, written by Joe Bevilacqua and Robert J. Cirasa, theme music by David Garland, musical numbers written by Joe Bevilacqua, performed by the Paul Salomone Trio with Paul on piano, Ed Fuqua on bass, and Jim Mason on drums. Bevilacqua first created the characters after his father bought him a Panasonic cassette recorder in 1971 when he was 12 years old.
The hour of radio theater also includes "The Crashed Martian," "The Hypersensor," "The Best Robot," and Robot with a Malfunction" written by Pedro Pablo Sacristan and voice by Joe Bev and Lorie Kellogg.
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).
"Descendents of Laurel and Hardy and Holmes and Watson, among others, Willoughby and the Professor bring radio listeners along on a series of adventures, often in exotic lands and always in the more exotic land of the imagination. Judging from the hundreds of letters WNYC Radio has received about 'Willoughby,' a couple of characters who can go anywhere in the world while remaining inside the listener's radio and head is just the ticket." (David Hinckley, New York Daily News)
"There's not a whole lot of comedy on radio these days. We chose to add 'Willoughby and the Professor' to our Contemporary Radio Humor collection because it is unique. One person does all the voices. Bevilacqua was a student of Daws Butler, a master of cartoon voices. It is a very interesting program." (Ken Mueller, Radio Manager, The Museum of Television and Radio)
"13,000 Roaches in a Box. For most artists working in radio theatre, the projects tend to be group efforts, with actors, a producer and director, writers, engineers, and sound effects personal. But Joe Bevilacqua is producing a successful radio theatre series almost single-handedly. The great part about radio theatre is you can portray 'any subject in any location in any circumstance, from another part of the world to the past to another dimension. you can create a whole world unto itself'. For example, in one episode, there was a box full of 13,000 roaches and, through a mishap, the box exploded. Even in TV or film, Bevilacqua asks, how could you have 13,000 roaches raining down?" (Amy Hersh, Backstage)
"'The Willoughby and the Professor' radio cartoon series... part of the 'Contemporary Radio Humor" series at the Museum of Television and Radio, along with works of Stan Freberg, Bob and Ray and other innovators. The globe-hopping adventures of Willoughby and his professorial companion aired on WNYC Radio, produced by Joe Bevilacqua who also did all the voices..." (Paul D .Colford, New York Newsday)
The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in the UK from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968. Starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan, it combined spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory, and psychological drama.
The series follows a British former secret agent who is held prisoner in a mysterious coastal village resort where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. Although sold as a thriller in the mold of the previous series starring McGoohan, Danger Man (1960-68), the show's combination of 1960s counter-cultural themes and surreal setting had a far-reaching effect on science fiction/fantasy programming, and on popular culture in general.
Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) is a veteran radio theater producer and voice actor. A protege of Daws Butler, 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.
Hundreds of hours of audio titles from Waterlogg Productions are available at http://www.waterlogg.com.