Archive for April, 2010

Watch “Obama Gives Back” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 50: “By the Time I.D. Get to Phoenix”

April 28, 2010

My sketch from Top Story! Weekly’s 50th episode – a chance to showcase some of the great singing of cast members Tammie Smalls and Matt Harris!

With low approval ratings and tough battles in Washington, Barack and Michelle Obama use a visit to “American Idol” as more than a chance to ask viewers for donations!

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OBAMA GIVES BACK by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 50: “By the Time I.D. Get to Arizona”

Starring Matthew Harris (Barack Obama), Tammie Smalls (Michelle Obama), Phillip Wilburn (Simon Cowell), Artemis Pebdani (Kara DioGuardi), Erich Eilenberger (Ellen Degeneres), Brent Pope (Randy Jackson) and Matt Moore (Ryan Seacrest)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Who Wants to Be the Next Supreme Court Justice?” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 49: “No More Kings”

April 27, 2010

Another sketch I wrote for the April 18 episode of “Top Story! Weekly” – if you are a fan of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Artemis Pebdani brought some amazing touches to her role as Solicitor General Elena Kagan!

The winner of iO West’s “So You Think You Can Host,” James Ross, joins Alan Thicke in a game show to determine who will replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court!

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WHO WANTS TO BE THE NEXT SUPREME COURT JUSTICE:? by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 49: “No More Kings”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Alan Thicke), James Ross (James), Matt Moore (Merrick Garland), Kipleigh Brown (Diane Wood), Artemis Pebdani (Elena Kagan) and Matthew Harris (Narrator)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Ashes to Ashes” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 49: “No More Kings”

April 23, 2010

Here’s a sketch I wrote about the air traffic chaos resulting from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull. When you have to fly safely through a volcanic plume, you need a hero – especially a hero who crash-landed a plane into the Hudson River saving 155 lives!

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ASHES TO ASHES by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 49: “No More Kings”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger), Matthew Harris (Andrews), Matt Moore (Walters), Kipleigh Brown (Jenny) and Shannon Ayers (Reykjavik Air Traffic Control)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Sex and the Cosmos” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 48: “The Tiger Went Down to Georgia”

April 17, 2010

I thought I might start posting videos of my sketches from Top Story! Weekly onto my own blog so more folks might get a chance to see them. This is one I wrote for the April 11 show, about the fact that four women were in space for the first time.

For the first time ever, four women are in space at the same time – and their names are Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha!

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SEX AND THE COSMOS by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 48: “The Tiger Went Down to Georgia”

Starring Artemis Pebdani (Carrie Bradshaw), Kipleigh Brown (Miranda Hobbes), Shannon Ayers (Charlotte York), Melissa Okey (Samantha Jones), Sean Cowhig (Space Shuttle Discovery Commander Alan Poindexter), Gregg Lopez (Hank) and Brent Pope (Bob)

Directed by Tom Repetto


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