- 1924 Admission Price of 25 cents!
- Screening of the 75th Anniversary Edition of the Wizard Of Oz in 3D!
- Live Performance of Abbott and Costello's classic comedy skit "Who's On First?"
- and More!
Answer: At the historic Lafayette Theater in Suffern, New York on March 2 at 2 pm!
Funny men Joe Bev and Bob Greenberg will help celebrate the 90th birthday of the Lafayette with their live rendition of classic comedy skit Who's On First? made famous by Abbott and Costello, before the 3D showing of the iconic MGM film.
"We plan on conquering Connecticut next," enthuses Bev, who notes an obscure connection between Abbott and Costello and The Wizard of Oz: "In the movie, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion does a joke that ends with 'Talk me out of it'. This joke was used a number of times by Lou Costello in movies, on TV and radio. It's a joke that goes back to minstrel shows, Burlesque and Vaudeville.
Bud and Lou also worked with Judy Garland on stage and radio.
The Lafayette Theater opened its doors on a March 3,1924. Several years ago, it was named one of the top ten movie palaces in the country.
For further information, contact Phil Tisi at 845 357 5100 ext 201,
Doors will open at 1 pm, first come, first served with no pre-sale of tickets.
Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev, is primarily known as a radio theater dramatist. However, his career has taken him into every aspect of show business, including stage, film and television, as a producer, director, writer, actor, and even cartoonist. though Blackstone Audio he is releasing hundreds of hours of audio documentaries, comedies, dramas, autobiographies and more. Not content to hide behind his
Bevilacqua also tours as Bud Abbott to Bob Greenberg's Lou Costello and has authored a number of books, including Daws Butler, Characters Actor and Uncle Dunkle and Donnie. Bevilacqua is the recipient of many awards include the 2013 Kean University Distinguished Alumni Award, a 2001 and 2007 New York Festivals Awards, and a 2004 National Federation of Community Broadcasters Award. Joe Bev also produces & hosts six syndicated radio hours per week, which can be heard on radio stations around the world and at http://www.waterlogg.com.
Bob Greenberg is a comedian and actor who brings the house down at
The Friars Club, Stand-Up NY, NY Comedy Club and comedy venues all
over. He has appeared Off Broadway in plays including A Modest
Suggestion and The Jazz Singer, and regionally in The Odd Couple,
Harvey and others. His film credits include the title role in The
Tailor, Glow Ropes, Heartbreak Hospital, Big Money Hu$tla$, and Maid
In Manhattan. Bob's TV appearances include SNL, Lights Out, Next
Letterman, Conan, Primetime Live and Law & Order. In
April, Bob joins Joe Bev, Cockeyed Radio, and LaughOut Productions
for Sherlock Holmes' Misadventures with Abbott and Costello on
|BOB GREENBERG MAKING WITH THE FUNNY|
WITH HOST JIM CARREY
|ABBOTT & COSTELLO |
DOING :WHO"S ON FIRST?"
From the film The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Listen to Cartoon Carnival...
Hear Bud Abbott in an interview with Ray Campi recorded in 1971 in which he stated that "Who's On First?" was taken from an older routine called "Who's The Boss?", a performance of which can be heard in an episode of the radio comedy program It Pays to Be Ignorant from the 1940s.
More about Waterlogg Productions at: http://www.waterlogg.com.