Friday, May 15, 2015

The Comedy-O-Rama Hour Bob Newhart Special Camp Waterlogg Says "Hi, Bob!"

The Comedy-O-Rama Hour
Bob Newhart Special
Camp Waterlogg Says "Hi, Bob!"

"Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on." -- Bob Newhart

Iconic Comedian Bob Newhart is the center of attention at Camp Waterlogg, the fictional kids set camp deep in the bucolic woods of Napanoch, New York. It is, in reality, the rustic home of radio personalities Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and the Lorie Kellogg.

It is all part of the next Comedy-O-Rama Hour, a show that began on XM Radio and has since spread around the world, via public radio, streaming stations and podcasts.

This week's show, entitled: Camp Waterlogg Says, "H, Bob!" has everyone at the camp buying scalped tickets to see Bob Newhart, sold by Sal Pilvers (Joe Bev). Ranger Joe and Ranger Lorie are expecting to interview Bob before his May 16 performance at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, NY.

The weekly hour is produced by veteran radio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev). Bevilacqua maps out the plot of each hour and he and his cast improvise the dialogue and action, not from a studio but in the real world, including the woods of Napanoch, NY.

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The Comedy-O-Rama is story and character driven improvisation--recorded in and around their Napanoch, NY house in the woods--that goes beyond sketch comedy to blossom into full fledged radio theater. Husband and wife creative team Joe Bev and Lorie Kellogg created the series for XM Radio in 2002. 124 shows and 13 years later, the series is heard weekly on public radio stations nationwide, streamed on the web at, and podcast anytime all over the Internet, including

"Our characters really interact a lot in this week's show, so we did a lot of talking to ourselves!" laughs Bevilacqua, who maps out the plot of each hour and improvises the dialogue, not from a studio but in the real world, including the woods of Napanoch, NY.

The Comedy-O-Rama Hour

Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart’s career has spanned 50 years, several successful television series, fourteen feature films and millions of albums sold worldwide and he is the recipient of the prestigious “Mark Twain Prize for American Humor,” presented more

Joe and Lorie improvised the entire hour around the classic Newhart, as Likie, Mrs. Terwilliger, Olive Pitts, and Elise (all voiced by Lorie Kellogg) and Andy, Woody, Adam Maxwell, Ellis da Boatkeeper (all Joe Bev) recalling their favorite classic Bob Newhart comedy album routines, which are also heard during the hour.

Some of Joe Bev's character voices are inspired by Newhart contemporaries Don Adams, Phil Silvers, Jackie Gleason, and Jonathan Winters.

The couple create this surreal improvisational sitcom every week, and their real life two
Lorie Kellogg
dogs, Sophie and Patsy, and 24 chickens permeate the background and play key roles in this week's plot.

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Under the umbrella title of "The Joe Bev Hour",
 these also programs air on WGTD, Wisconsin Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, Sound Stages Radio, BearManor Radio, WHRO-Norfolk, VA, The 1920s Radio Network, Toon Radio, Pawling Public Radio, Radio New Zealand, Prairie Public, Moab Public Radio, KAZU, WNMU-FM, KREV, WMMT, KAWC, Red River Radio Network, Marfa Public Radio, KCUR, WEZU, WSNC, Troy Public Radio, WCMU Public Radio, WRPI, KUAT, KUHF, KVMR, WRFA, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WHRV, KVMR, WUCF, WFIU, KRPS, KUT, WLRN, WTIP, WNCU, KEOS, KRUA, New Hampshire Public Radio, KGOU, Delta College Public Radio, WPSU, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KMXT, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WEFT, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WRVO, WYSO, WMPG, WGUC, KRPS, WEKU, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WXXI, Yellowstone Public Radio, Robin Hood Radio/ WHDD AM 1020/FM 91.9-WLHV FM 88.1 /WGHQ AM 920, WHRV, WVAS, WDCB, WMUK, KCCK, WAMC, Here and Now, WGBH, KWIT, KDUR, WGUC, WJFF, WILL, WNPR, WCAI/WNAN, KTNA, WKSU, WKMS, AMU, KSTX (KPAC), KERA, WFCR, WUAL, KZYX, KCPW, Stan, Delmarva Public  Radio,  KRCB, WKNO, KSJD, KFSR, KUHF, KQED, Spokane Public Radio, WUIS, WEKU, WEPS, WNCU, WPSU, KUOW, KUHB, KTXK, Raven Radio, WQUB, WCOM, WMUB, KGLT, KDNK, KMXT, KSFR, WVPE, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, KSUT, KUVO, KDLG, KVNF, KUHB, Yellowstone Public Radio, WERU, KSRQ, WKSU, KRCB, GAUF, WUSM, WDNA, KUGS, WGCU, KFAI, WUTS, East Village Radio, KAOS, KBBI (check local listings).

Bevilacqua also has over 120 audio book titles out, distributed through Blackstone Audio. He was the 2013 winner of the Kean University Distinguished Alumni Award. He has also performed in many stage productions including A Tribute to Bud and Lou (as Bud Abbott) and Vaudeville in the Catskills, for which he received a 2012 Theatre Association of New York (TANYS) Award for Excellence in Acting.

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Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev, is primarily known as a radio theater dramatist, but 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. In 1971 his father bought him a cassette recorder, on which he created his first audio story, Willoughby and the Professor, acting all the voices himself at the age of twelve. In 1975 Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many other Hanna-Barbera and Jay Ward cartoon characters, dubbed himself Bevilacqua’s personal mentor after hearing a 120-minute cassette of Willoughby improvisations. Since 1980 Bevilacqua has produced many award-winning radio programs for National Public Radio, Sirius-XM Satellite Radio, and others.
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