Thursday, May 23, 2013

Joe Bev Celebrates His 60th New Radio Theater of 2012-13 May 25 2:30 pm on CRAGG!

"Ellis' Coconut Bubble Troubles" 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 on cultradioagogo.com!


This Saturday, May 24th, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour presents "Ellis' Coconut Bubble Troubles". The new radio play is part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT onhttp://www.cultradioagogo.com.

Sgt. Lefty, Ellis da Boatkeeper, Adam Maxwell, Lil Andy, Sal Pilvers, Cary Gooper, Gary Cant, Minnewaska Minnie are some of the crazy characters at Camp Waterlogg, a fictional dilapidated Catskills kids camp. Each week, all of these characters are played by one man: Joseph Bevilacqua (aka Joe Bev).

Joe Bev is celebrating his 60th new radio theater in nearly as many weeks, a feat it took Bev four years to accomplish while during his stint at Sirius XM. Bev's new surge of creativity is the result of an offer from Internet radio station Cult Radio A-Go-Go! in early 2012.

"First they asked me to do one radio hour per week. Then two and three," recalls the veteran actor-writer-producer-director, who now creates weekly The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience.



"It has been wonderful to have a place to play, to try out new ideas!" exclaims Bev, who co-creates Comedy-O-Rama with his wife Lorie Kellogg.

"Joe an Lorie are both extremely talented voice artists. They can both do lots of entertaining voices, not just characterizations but whole personalities, and they both have a fine flair for drama, satire, and comedy. Put them together and, well, need I say more? If you haven’t heard these two at work, you’re missing out on something special," wrote Stephen Brandt in an Audiobook Heaven review. 

On this Saturday's hour of audio madness, Ellis and Adam try to cook lunch to win back their gals, Elise and Aleta Mae (Lorie Kellogg) from Cary and Gary. Sgt. Lefty's mom is a pool shark dressed as tree, and a pair of racoons (Kenny Savoy) come to steal chickens.



Also featured on the hour will be the 8th installment of 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 http://firstarkansasnews.net/lum-and-abner/ in a "Sunday strip" format with a new installment each Sunday.


This weeks NEWSPAPER version
http://firstarkansasnews.net/lum-and-abner/
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour is just one of four weekly hours produced, directed, written and voiced by Joe Bevilacqua, who is the recipient of the 2013 Kean University Distinguished Alumni Award.

The May 24th Joe Bev 3-Hour Block includes:
Comedy-O-Rama #60: "Ellis' Coconut Bubble Troubles"
Jazz-O-Rama #43: "Battle of the Drums 3: Max Roach vs. Art Blakey"
Joe Bev Experience #39: "Travels Through Time and Space"

Joe Bevilacqua began his career at Kean University, where he acted in many stage productions and created a weekly radio theater hour for WKNJ. Since graduating, Bevilacqua has created hundreds of hours of audio content for National Public Radio, WNYC-New York Public Radio, WBGO-Jazz88, KUT-Austin, TX, WBAI-Pacifica, Hawaii Public Radio, and other radio stations, as well as The Public Radio Exchange, Radio Spirits, Bear Manor Media, Audible, and Blackstone Audio--producing, directing, writing, acting and hosting a wide varieties of genres including drama, comedy, music, interview, biography, autobiography and documentary programs and specials.

Bevilacqua has acted in a number of feature films and TV shows. He can be seen as the first lawyer Abraham Lincoln met as a child in the soon to be released theatrical motion picture The Green Blade Rises directed by A.J. Edwards, and as an IRS Agent on the Lion TV series Deadly Devotions, soon to air on Investigation Discovery Channel.

He also has performed in many stage productions, including Black Comedy for The Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville, NY, The Case of the Murdering Microphone, which he also wrote and directed for 90 Miles Off Broadway, in New Paltz, NY, and "Vaudeville in the Catskills" at Bethel Woods and other venues for the Sullivan Count Dramatic Workshop. He has also 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 is currently touring as Bud Abbott with Bob Greenberg as Lou Costello in "A Tribute to Bud & Lou".



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. 




WATERLOGG PRODUCTIONS
 4 PODCASTS
COR PODCAST
JAZZ PODCAST
JOEBEV PODCAST
The Joe Bev Experience Podcast on iTunes 
OR click on the link to the right to hear us online
CARTOON PODCAST
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More about Waterlogg Productions at: http://www.waterlogg.com.



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