Brian Blunt is a singer/songwriter from Kokomo, Indiana. Brian and his wife, Chiquita, began their band, Who’s Yer Coustic in 2011. They play live gigs as well as releasing singles. Brian also performs as a solo act. His favorite works include his songs “Battles,” “Come On, Daylight,” and the song he wrote for Chiquita to perform titled “Talkin’”
In 2018, Brian joined comedians Jimmy Shaw and Leonard Pigg in their podcast, Waste of Kokomo. You can also catch Brian at occasional comedy open mic nights where he brandishes his true-life trailer park humor.
Brian is father to four grown men, grandfather to 11, and great-grandfather to one. He and Chiquita continue to celebrate the lives of and mourn the loss of their two daughters, one to miscarriage and the other to a boating accident.
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Ed Faunce has been an actor and performer since he was five years old and sang for his mother’s dinner guests, accompanied by her on piano. Starting with musical reviews in middle school, Ed progressed to theatre and radio in his teen years. Going into his sixth decade, Ed has continued to entertain and educate audiences in regional theatre, commercials, international film and television with his performance, writing and producing. Ed has been involved in educational media projects that have spanned the globe and in 2013 had one of his co-produced productions showcased by the prestigious Chicago Children’s International Film Festival.
A 2012 graduate of Ball State University’s Masters in Digital Storytelling Program, Ed is now working on feature film media projects, plus teaching performance analysis and public speaking at Indiana University. His projects include augmented reality entertainment media and creating unique stories for cinema adaptation. (Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, Backstage, Website)
Jon Handy is a graduate of Logansport High School. Before his long and distinguished engineering career with Delco Electronics, he served as a dental technician in the United States Air Force. While serving in Hawaii, he met his wife, Stevie. Jon has been a long-standing member of Phi Delta Kappa, writing for their national magazine, serving as president (1979), and being awarded the title of “Emir” in the organization. His first poem was titled “The Flight.” He and Stevie are members of the Beulah Land Church in Sharpsville.
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Leonard Pigg is an actor and has been participating in theater since he was a child. With a B.A. in Communications and Spanish Minor from Marian College, he put his quick wit to use as a member of Nietzsche’s Trailer Park sketch comedy group and performed at Theater on the Square. He has been in a few indie films including The Chrome Lady, Iceberg Theory, Mental Scars and Hungry Eyes.
For a time, he was on the poetry slam scene in Indianapolis and performed around the Midwest as a stand-up comedian. For four years, he hosted a podcast called “Pigg’s Pen” broadcast on Radio Free Kokomo from Indiana University. He is also a writer in his spare time and has written for WhatCulture.com and is the co-writer for The Six Emperors comic book for Sexy Beard Club Press. He currently hosts and helps produce the Waste of Kokomo podcast.
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The Waste of Kokomo podcast is by Brian Blunt, Leonard Pigg, and Jimmy Shaw. It specializes in fun and informative shows that feature a variety of topics. The podcast is proud to support its community of Kokomo, Indiana and its veterans while having a laugh, playing some live music, and/or generally cutting up. Fun fact: The title of the show is a riff on the popular local event called “Taste of Kokomo.” You can find Waste of Kokomo on Facebook.
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