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Abbott & Costello in the Catskills 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! Guest stars who do show up include Gracie Allen (Lorie Kellogg), Harpo Marx (Kenny Savoy), Ruth Waters (DeLois House), and Sophie Tucker, Last of the Red Hot Mamas (Teri Paris).

Musical numbers are performed by Ukulele Elaine & The Hurleyville Ukulele Orchestra, Banjo Steve Levine, and Leon Sandow and His Columbia Captivators: Leon Hilfstein (Piano), Buddy Allen (Saxophone) and Bill Margargle (Drums).

Comedy sketches performed include Lambchops (Bud Abbott and Gracie Allen) and Who's on First? (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello). During the curtain call, Bud Abbott sings Minnie the Moocher.

The show's line-up is as follows:

MC - Bud Abbott: Joe Bevilacqua
Lou Costello: Bob Greenberg
Harpo Marx: Kenny Savoy
Ukulele Elaine & The Hurleyville Ukulele Orchestra
Ruth Waters: DeLois (Cookie) House
Lambchops (Bud Abbott and Gracie Allen)
Joe Bevilacqua: Bud Abbott
Lorie Kellogg: Gracie Allen
Banjo Steve: Steve Levine
Lou Costello's Act: Bob Greenberg
Who's on First? (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello)

Joe Bevilacqua: Bud Abbott
Bob Greenberg: Lou Costello
Sophie Tucker - Last of the Red Hot Mama's: Teri Paris

Curtain Call: Bud Abbott (Joe Bevilacqua) sings Minnie the Moocher

House Band - Leon Sandow & His Columbia Captivators

Piano: Leon Hilfstein
Drums: Bill Margargle
Sax: Buddy Allen

A video promo for the show:
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About the Author

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.