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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
These are the further misadventures of the pertinacious professor and his perky partner who pucker around the globe and through time and space, in a vain attempt to “cure the world of all its ills.” This second set of imaginative, sound-effect-rich audio cartoons, produced, directed, and voiced by veteran, award-winning radio theater artist Joe Bevilacqua, with announcing by David Garland (WNYC, WQXR) and a special guest appearance by Margaret Juntwait (the Metropolitan Opera), includes “You’re a God, Apollo Jacques! or Boys Don’t Have Feats” – the seventeenth and final episode in the NPR/Sirius XM Satellite series “Willoughby and the Professor Meet Willaby and the Professor” – improvisations heard on Joe Bev’s Cartoon Carnival radio show “The Squidge Attack” – a short story, part of Pedro’s Fables “The Incompetent Genie” – a short story, part of Pedro’s Fables “Willoughby and the Professor Meet the Godfather” – an early prototype improvisation “Willoughby and the Professor Go to Hollywood” – an early prototype improvisation “Science-O-Rama” – the soundtracks to the first seven Popular Science magazine videos, animated by Lorie Kellogg “Dimension X Revisited, or Willoughby Goes and Gets It” – a new radio theater based on the short story appearing in the book It’s That Time Again: The New Stories of Old Time Radio The complete music score for the series composed by David Garland and Joe BevilacquaShow more
This is an epic science fiction/fantasy comedy about a boy and his professor who travel across time and space in a failed attempt to “cure the world of all its ills.” Stories include I'll Teach You! or Box of Nothing; Holy Smoke, or The Red-Suited Man; More Edible Than Durable, or You Smashed My Monkey!; Oh Boy, She Looks Great! or Which Witchway Is Which?; Your Separate World Lines, or I’m Big and You’re Small; Now It’s Time to Sing! or Unwanted Noises in the Air; I Like This Box! or Oh Victim Man!; Oh Dalai, or Life Is Dukka; The Traveling Extravaganza, or His Name Is Bub; More Dogs for Me?, or Knock-a-Knock-Knuckles; You’re a Messiah, or Buboes in the Lymph Nodes; A Box in the Dark, or Dead Men Do Not Groan; Is Eloquence a Bauble, or Where’s My Cyaneus; I Do Not Like the Blackness of Her Nose, or The Penguins Laugh at You!; The Genius of These Woods, or I’m Also Wearing Explosives; and Say Jacques!, or She’s Got Kneepads! “Descendants of Laurel and Hardy and Holmes and Watson, among others, Willoughby and the Professor bring radio listeners along on a series of adventures, often in exotic lands and always in the more exotic land of the imagination. Judging from the hundreds of letters WNYC Radio has received about Willoughby, a couple of characters who can go anywhere in the world while remaining inside the listener’s radio and head is just the ticket.”—New York Daily NewsShow more