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Now available in one collection for you to enjoy! Long before Sgt. Lefty and the Camp Waterlogg gang took over, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour residents were parody versions of Mysteries (Sherlock Holmes), Old-time Radio (The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, etc.), SCI-FI (Willoughby and the Professor), Superheroes (Teaman and Polfroon), and more. "Those were the XM years," explains Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev), who not only produced Comedy-O-Rama, but also wrote and voiced 80% of the productions, which aired four years on XM Satellite Radio. Joe Bev, explains, "The idea started in 1996 as a website paying tribute to old-time comedians. When XM Program Direct Steve Karesh asked me to turn the website into a weekly radio show, I wrote many hours of radio theater, complete with sound effects and music. Many others contributed and ended up making 60 hours worth!" The original scripted Comedy-O-Rama came to a conclusion in 2008, a victim of the SiriusXM merger. During the show's hiatus, Joe Bev created a number of other successful radio shows, including The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, The Joe Bev Experience, Cartoon Carnival, and The Joe Bev Audio Theater, all still produced and running today on many radio stations, as well as podcasts. In 2012, Joe Bev revamped The Comedy-O-Rama Hour as an totally improvised radio theater experience involving the fictional Camp Waterlogg. Over 70 hours of those have since been produced, and all are available, under separate titles, from Blackstone Audio. "Great parodies of old-time radio icons, classic moments with legendary comedians, and wonderful voice acting, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour picks up where great radio comedy left off decades ago. Heck, it's even produced in the Borscht Belt."-Steve Karesh, Program Director, Sirius-XM Satellite RadioShow more
A tribute to the golden age of radio from veteran producer Joe Bevilacqua and comic strip artist Donnie Pitchford, The 2nd New & Old Time Radio Collection is a series of new stories and parodies featuring beloved radio characters and shows. A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Volume 1 This half-hour anthology represents more than forty years of storytelling by Joe Bevilacqua, a.k.a Joe Bev, the award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director. Each half-hour is beautifully produced with original a cast of professional actors, sound effects, and music. Volume 1 includes numerous audio plays by Joe Bevilacqua, J. C. Del La Torre, Ralph Tyler, William Melillo, Alan Reed, Victor Gates, and many more! A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Volume 2 Another beautifully produced anthology by award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director Joe Bevilacqua. Volume 2 includes numerous audio plays by Joe Bevilacqua, Daws Butler, Mitchell Pearson, Bob Martin, Pedro Pablo Sacristán, Alan Reed, and many more! The All New “Lum & Abner” Comic Strips Lum & Abner, the classic American network radio comedy show, was created by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff and aired from 1931 to 1954. Now for the first time since 1954, veteran radio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua and comic strip artist Donnie Pitchford bring you one hundred new “Lum & Abner” audio comic strips!Show more
A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Volume 2 is an anthology representing more than forty years of storytelling by Joe Bevilacqua, a.k.a Joe Bev, the award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director. Each half-hour is beautifully produced with original a cast of professional actors, sound effects, and music. Volume 2 includes: • “I’ll Teach You! … or A Box of Nothing” by Joe Bevilacqua • “A Call from the Storm” by Jim Nixon • “Uncle Dunkle and Aunt Rapunzel Tell about the Birds and Bees” by Daws Butler and Joe Bevilacqua • “More Poetry Than Truth” by Daws Butler • “The Adventures of Teaman” by Mitchell Pearson • “The Curse of the Bashful Spider” by Bob Martin • “Pedro's Cartoons” by Pedro Pablo Sacristán • “A Young Actor’s Journey” by Alan Reed • “Attack of the Creepy Crawly Things from Outer Space” by Justin Felix • “A Halloween Happening” by Daws Butler • “Pedro’s Halloween Fables” by Pedro Pablo SacristánShow more
A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Volume 1 is an anthology representing more than forty years of storytelling by Joe Bevilacqua, a.k.a Joe Bev, the award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director. Each half-hour is beautifully produced with original a cast of professional actors, sound effects, and music. Volume 1 includes: • “The Mystery of the Creepy Hack Writer” by Joe Bevilacqua • “Arise from the Angry Seas” by J. C. Del La Torre • “Oedipus Noir” by Ralph Tyler • “The House of Wax” by Joe Bevilacqua • “Seven Letters of Love” by William Melillo • “The Silhouette Meets His Reflection” by Joe Bevilacqua • “On with the Show!” by Alan Reed • “Stench of the City” by Victor Gates • “The Bear” by by Anton Chekhov • “Trouble in Simuland” by Charlie Morrow • “Hermes” by J. C. Del La Torre • “Pedro’s Parodies” by Pedro Pablo SacristánShow more
Comedy and mystery are happy bedfellows in The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes. Award-winning veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua’s ten-part radio theater series pays humorous homage to the classic characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories are filled with sly references to the original “canon,” and even the Baker Street Irregulars and other Holmesian groups and scholars have enjoyed this about the series. Titles include The Mystery of the Creepy Hack Writer, My Dinner at Baker Street, Sherlock Holmes in Trouble, A Study in Lavender, The Death of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, The Giant Rat of Sumatra, Tales From the Vienna Wards, His Second to Last Bow, Revenge of the Beekeeper, and Holmes’ Creepy Christmas.Show more