Saturday, June 26, 2021 8:00 PM CDT
Audio Tonight! Breakfast Anytime - LIVE
Director: Peter Spellos
Description: A short form improv and sketch comedy troupe, directed by Peter Spellos. From pirate sea shanties to a zoo of filthy animals, Breakfast Anytime! serves their bottomless cup of comedy in Indianapolis, IN. Proving comedy is no laughing matter…
Note: Registering for this event provides admission to all Audio Tonight! performances.
Jim Brownold joined the outer fringes of “showbiz” in 1971 at WALL Radio in Middletown, New York. There he began in sales which he loathed with a passion. Discovering he could write funny ads and do character voices, they offered him the same money to do commercials. He thought for a nanosecond and accepted the offer. Then on to WRIF Detroit, and WPLJ New York – where he won numerous local and national commercial awards. In 1979 Jim discovered the First Amendment comedy/improv group, and fellow “newbie” Peter Spellos who became his comedy partner at WPLJ and in many live performances. Perhaps you were one of the oh-so-lucky who saw Peter and Jim in performance! You might also have seen Jim doing standup at the Improv, Stand Up NY, or Caroline’s. …Then again, if you were truly lucky, you did not. Like Peter, Jim also teaches improvisation – almost as well.
Emily McGee has appeared in numerous audio, theatre, and film productions throughout Indianapolis and Bloomington. Recently you may have seen and heard her as Vampira in Ed Wood: The Musical at the HEAR Now Audio Festival in Kansas City, Mrs.McKee and Mrs. Michaelis in Cardinal Stage Company’s production of The Great Gatsby, Dr. Lanyon in Ivy Tech’s Production of Jekyll and Hyde, and The Creature in the live audio drama performance of Frankenstein produced by the Bloomington Writer’s Guild and the Monroe County Public Library. Emily also regularly lends her puppetry skills and voice as Peggy, in the 4-time Emmy nominated and 3-time Telly award winning children’s short Peggy’s Poetry and Zarg, which is featured weekly on The Friday Zone through WTIU.
Kris Westermann has gone from an enthusiastic improv spectator to an active improv player with Breakfast Anytime. Over the past year he has been learning from the wise Peter Spellos and growing as an improv performer with BA. Playing with BA is his first experience in the performing arts and this live show will be his second live performance.
Martin Jones has been performing improv with Peter Spellos' Breakfast Anytime! Improv and Sketch Comedy for four years. He has been doing improv comedy shows in the Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana areas. He also appears regularly on their YouTube Channel. One of his sketches is, "Hunter Griff: Suburban Survivalist", where he shows people how to get out of doing their honey-do list. He has helped raise money for the Franklin Central theater department and local charity Trinity Haven
Ren Bartlett has been performing improv and acting since 2017. She has studied comedy and sketch writing in Indianapolis, Chicago, and Philadelphia. She can be seen or heard in local theatrical productions, various web series, stand-up open mic nights, and voice over roles. During 2020, she became a producer and head writer to create her first mocu-docu-series, “The Resurrection of Agnes”, with BreakfastAnytime! Improv & Sketch. Ren is currently busy with pre-production on a new web series
Peter Spellos is director/founder of Breakfast Anytime! Improv & Sketch Comedy. For the past five years, he’s been teaching his very successful Improv Comedy Workshops and Cold Reading/Audition Skills Workshops in Indianapolis, as well as, for the past year, on-line to a world wide theatrical community.
Directing credits include: Los Angeles – Man With No Shadow, Mother May I, Chocolate, Controlling Interest, 2b (or not 2B), and The Blonde and Other Slight Distractions at New Mercury Theatre Company; The Gatehouse, One Woman Show with Two Women, Baby With The Bathwater, Let Us Go Out Into That Starry Night, A Matter Of Opinion, You Belong To Me, Mrs. Sorken, Diversions and The Actor’s Nightmare at The Artists’ Gym and Escape From Happiness at the Zephyr Theatre. NYC - Yours Truly at the Westbeth Theatre Center and The Comedy Corps (co-authored) at the Post Theatre Company.
He has taught and founded improv and theatre companies in New York, Los Angeles, London and now Indianapolis over the last 35 years. Peter was both Comedy Consultant and Associate Director of the American Theatre Festival on Long Island, Creative Director of Who’s on First and Improv Director at The Comic Strip in NYC, taught acting, comedy and improv at those venues and was Adjunct Professor of theatre at LIU/Post.
Peter’s own acting career was the mainstay of his creative soul for decades, appearing in over 100 feature films and TV shows and 40 animated series. His sentimental favorite being GUS on the NBC’s critically acclaimed AMERICAN DREAMS with Brittany Snow. His numerous screen credits include performing with some of Hollywood’s finest; Men in Black II with Will Smith, Heartbreakers with Sigourney Weaver, Jim Carrey in Yes Man, Ray Liotta in Phoenix and Nicholas Cage in City of Angeles.
He guest starred on so many great shows – Without a Trace, ER, NYPD Blue, News Radio, Lois and Clark, Married with Children, just to name a few. Peter’s voice-over career has also been filled with great performances on iconic shows. Most famously, he was the voice of Sky-Byte on Transformers – Robots in Disguise and Meramon and Whamon on Digimon and Gilliam on Outlaw Star. You can hear him in so many other projects like, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Be-Bop, Bleach, Street Fighter II, Naruto and Fist of the North Star.