Monday, May 14, 2007

Bob Shreve and Me on the Net


Awhile back, I wrote about my long ago adventures in show biz as a member of the comedy troupe, the Ohio River Swim Club in 1980. Our one TV gig was on BOB SHREVE'S PAST PRIME PLAYHOUSE, an overnight movie show hosted by local TV veteran Bob Shreve. As a child, Bob was one of my favorite people as he hosted daily shorts with the 3 Stooges and even some silent comedy. In the last couple of years the long since deceased Mr. Shreve has become the subject of a growing Internet cult initially fostered, I'm told, by the long-forgotten footage of my TV debut as provided to the Bob Shreve Fan Club. Now, however, the estimable talents of computer expert Jeff Kidwell have come up with digitally remastered copies (from my original Beta cassette!) and posted it online! Jeff has, in fact, edited my footage together with footage from other sources to come up with something approximating the true Bob Shreve experience...without the movies. Thus if you wish to see the single worst TV debut ever, you can check out 21 year old Booksteve currently at http://www.bobshreve.com/Ohio%20River%20Night%20Crew.html. Of the three sketches by ORSWIC, I wrote the Baseball Announcers, I wrote and co-star in The Easy Street Loan Company and I had nothing to do with the Doctor sketch other than later dating two of the girls in it. Let me know what you think!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The BobShreve.com site is not working. Too bad, I was REALLY looking forward to seeing some video footage of his silly antics.

My brother & I once appeared on that show also, the same night that Morganna "The Kissing Bandit" showed up.

Please let me know when the site is working!

greg@mrgreggy.com

Anonymous said...

I just logged onto BobShreve.com on 30 December 2007 @1:40 AM est and everything was running like a charm.
Took the opportunity to join his Yahoo Fan Club Group while there.

eisenheim0@google.com