Friday, April 19, 2013

A New Character Arrives at "Camp Waterlogg" inspired by Jonathan Winters

Weekly improvisational radio theater The Comedy-O-Rama airs Saturdays as part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Jazz-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience, starting 2:30 pm ET, 1:30 CT, 11:30 PT streamed over!

Joe Bev has multiple personalities. Sometimes, Bev is gruff Sgt. Lefty. Sometimes, he's meek Ellis de Boatkeeper.  Other times, he's a seven year old immigrant named Andy. Or stoner Woody. Or... sometimes Bev is all of them at once.


"Only when voicing my radio show," admits the veteran, award-winning actor-writer-producer, who has been improvising full storylines on the radio, doing all the voices himself for more than 40 years.

Along the way, Bevilacqua (his full name) has created serious documentaries, NPR reports, jazz shows and many other works in many genres.

Jonathan Winters
This Saturday, April 20th, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour presents "Camp Waterlogg-A-Go-Go! Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice". The new radio play is part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on

In the hour, it's April Fools Day, when Sgt. Lefty (Joe Bev) and Olive Pitts (Lorie Kellogg) are doing all the chores at Camp Waterlogg, leaving the others to goof off. Kenny Savoy is featured as Stinky and Luigi.

In one scene, Joe Bev ad-libs all the characters in a pool match, including a new character Bev has created as a tribute to the comedian Jonathan Winters, who died on April 11, 2013.

"Jonathan was the greatest comedian of our time and an inspiration to all comedians," added Bevilacqua, who admits his new character is based on Winter's Maude Fricket.

The April 20th Joe Bev 3-Hour Block includes:

1-Comedy-O-Rama #55:
"April Fools Me Once, Fools Me Twice" with a new Jonathan Winters ( character.

2-Jazz-O-Rama #38: "My Favorite LP Cuts of the 1950s & 60s": Count Basie, Art Blakey, Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown & Max Roach, Miles Davis, Horace Silver

3-Joe Bev Experience #34: "Joe Bev Goes to College"
"Peter Bergman and the End of the World" by Philip Proctor (
"Napoleon Brandy," part 1, read by Fred Frees (
"Solid State University" from Great Northern Audio Theatre (Jerry Stearns and Brian K. Price (, featuring Dan (“Dr. Science”) Coffey.

Also featured on the hour will be the first new "Lum and Abner" comedy since 1954, written and performed by Donnie Pitchford, who also draws the "Lum and Abner" comic strip appearing at in a "Sunday strip" format with a new installment each Sunday.


Joe Bev has produced and directed The Comedy-O-Rama Hour for the last 55weeks for Cult Radio A-Go-Go! (plus, 60 previous hours for XM Radio).

It was announce on February 27 that Blackstone Audio, Inc., has entered into partnership with Joe Bev's Waterlogg Productions to providing its award-winning audiobooks to a wider audience. 

On February 22, it was announced that Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) was chosen to be among those to receive a 2013 "Kean University Distinguished Alumni Award".

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Joe Bev
Bevilacqua has been producing radio in many genres most of his life. In 1980, at 19, Bevilacqua produced his first radio show, Liquid Comedy, for public radio station WRSU in New Brunswick, New Jersey, subsequently distributed internationally by the National Federation of Community Broadcaster (which became Pacifica Radio Archives). He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy for WKNJ in Union, New Jersey. 

Bevilacqua 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. 

He is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio, and in 2009, Bevilacqua did a commentary for Marketplace about his "green lifestyle". 

Lorie Kellogg
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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