Comedy-O-Rama Variety Pack: Abbott & Costello in the Catskills/Deconstructing Laurel & Hardy/A Waterlogg Double Feature/The Streets of Staccato: S

Version: Unabridged
Author: Victor Gates
Narrator: Lorie Kellogg , W. Ralph Walters
Genres: Comedy
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: December 2013
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

This variety pack includes comedy sketches and audio dramatizations that will keep you entertained throughout.

Deconstructing Laurel & Hardy

A Comedy-O-Rama tribute

Abbott & Costello in the Catskills

This is an authentic recreation of a 1930s Borscht Belt variety show recorded before a live audience in the Catskills. In this New Oldtime Radio Hour, Lou Costello (Bob Greenberg) follows Bud Abbott (Joe Bevilacqua) to the Catskills when Abbott is hired as sole Master of Ceremonies of a Borscht Belt variety show. Meanwhile, guest stars George Burns and Cab Calloway miss their train, forcing Abbott to sing and dance in their place!

A Waterlogg Double Feature

This double feature from husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg includes The Joe Bev Valentine Treat, a charming hour of stories (real and fictional) about love; and The Comedy-O-Rama Hour Valentine Special: Cupid Comes to Camp Waterlogg, a comic one-hour radio play performed by Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg.

Streets of Staccato, Episode One: “Stench of the City”

In the first episode of Victor Gates’ hilariously naughty ’70s cop show with a modern sense of humor, Sergeant Staccato and his men battle it out with stinky pirates as Father Kelly from Belfast tags along. Craziness ensues as events lead to an epic showdown at Mr. B’s Ballroom.

Streets of Staccato, Episode Two: “Vice Grip”

In the second episode of Victor Gates’ hilariously naughty ’70s cop show, Chief Kilvinski gives Staccato a new assignment: saving a wayward woman from porn magnate Huge Heffer. Staccato decides to fight fire with fire—with naked turnip juggling?

Author Details

Author Details

Bevilacqua, Joe

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.

Kellogg, Lorie

Lorie Kellogg is a busy graphic and voice-over artist as well as a skilled improv comedian. She studied painting, printmaking, and video and film at the Kansas City Art Institute and the California Institute of the Arts.

Gates, Victor

Victor Gates is the author and performer of the humorous Streets of Staccato radio plays.