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Joe & Bob win as Bud & Lou: "Who's on First?" - Coney Island Talent Show, July 28, 2012

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Joe Bevilacqua & Bob Greenberg performing as Bud Abbott & Lou Costello, doing "Who's On First?" at The 3rd Annual Coney Island Talent Show, SATURDAY, JULY 28th 7:45pm The 2012 TANYS (Theatre Association of New York State) award for Excellence in Ensemble Acting went to Joe Bevilacqua and Bob Greenberg for their portrayal of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Their Catskills performance is available online... BUY THIS TITLE ON AMAZON: Abbott & Costello in the Catskills: An Authentic Recreation of a 1930s Borscht Belt Variety Show, Recorded Before a Live Audience in the Catskills 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: A behind the scenes story: More about the special: