A Guy Named Joe
In Search of Namesakes
In the age of the Internet, you can just about find anything. From electricians to eccentrics, palm readers to palm trees, all that you may want or be curious about is out there. And if it’s connection you’re after, that too can be discovered. Long lost cousins reconnect through Facebook, high school girlfriends rekindle love and sometimes strangers reach out, looking for a meaningful common ground upon which to stand. Comedian, writer and radio producer went in search for people with whom he shared one very fundamental and permanent feature, the same name. Over the course of his life, he had discovered some uncanny, surprising and profound connections between himself and those with the same name as his. Then, social media was just burgeoning and the notion of just typing in a name and discovering a face was so new. So off he went in search of Joe Bevilacquas and this is what he found.