Archive for May, 2010

Watch “El Alcalde No Le Gustan Arizona” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 53: “Like Oil and Water”

May 25, 2010

The second of two sketches I had in the great episode of Top Story! Weekly that featured an awesome set by Bobcat Goldthwait (watch the whole episode – it’s well worth your time). “El Alcalde de la Pasion” is a longrunning telenovela spoof about L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa that was created by Scott Garner. When the LA city council passed a boycott of Arizona – and with all the key players in the cast for this show – the opportunity was too good to pass up. Neil Garguilo, Artemis Pebdani and Phillip Wilburn are all brilliant in this sketch.

In this installment of “El Alcalde de la Pasion,” Antonio Villaraigosa discovers that if L.A. boycotts Arizona because of the state’s new immigration law, the boycott extends to everything from Arizona – including Cindy McCain!!!

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EL ALCALDE NO LE GUSTAN ARIZONA by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 53: “Like Oil and Water”

Starring Neil Garguilo (Antonio Villaraigosa), Phillip Wilburn (John McCain) and Artemis Pebdani (Cindy McCain)

Directed by Tom Repetto

Watch “Backlash At St. Olaf” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 53: “Like Oil and Water”

May 19, 2010

The first of two sketches I wrote for the great episode of Top Story! Weekly from this past Sunday, with Bobcat Goldthwait. Like the rest of America, I loved Betty White on SNL. But that didn’t stop me from writing a sketch about the possibility of a backlash. Which led to Bobcat sharing a story during his set about his experience guesting in “Golden Palace.”

Sure, Betty White was great hosting “Saturday Night Live”…but maybe the hype has gone just a little too far….

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BACKLASH AT ST. OLAF by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 53: “Like Oil and Water”

Starring Gregg Lopez (Tom), Shannon Ayers (Jill), Kipleigh Brown (Rebecca), Melissa Okey (Marissa), Matt Moore (Danny) and Derek Reid (Kevin)

Directed by Tom Repetto

Watch “The Mystery of the G-8 Summit” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 52: “Oil and Greece Don’t Mix”

May 15, 2010

In the days before the Obama presidency, Phillip Wilburn and Artemis Pebdani often got to do their terrific George and Laura Bush characters in our sketches. The publication of Laura’s book gave me a chance to write a sketch where we got to revisit that awesome chemistry.

Now that Laura Bush has written her first book, “Spoken from the Heart,” she’s going to tackle a mystery – about who poisoned the American delegation during 2007’s G-8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany!

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THE MYSTERY OF THE G-8 SUMMIT by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 52: “Oil and Greece Don’t Mix”

Starring Artemis Pebdani (Laura Bush), Phillip Wilburn (George W. Bush), Kipleigh Brown (Angela Merkel), Tommy Bechtold (Dick Cheney), Gregg Lopez (Vladimir Putin) and Christopher Biewer (Tony Blair)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Sex and the Market” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 52: “Oil and Greece Don’t Mix”

May 12, 2010

Another “Sex and the City” parody – this one tied to Faisal Shahzad’s failed Times Square bombing and the May 6 stock market crash.

Between Times Square bombings and Wall Street crashes, Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha begin to think it might be time to escape from New York!

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SEX AND THE MARKET by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 52: “Oil and Greece Don’t Mix”

Starring Artemis Pebdani (Carrie Bradshaw), Kipleigh Brown (Miranda Hobbes), Shannon Ayers (Charlotte York) and Melissa Okey (Samantha Jones)

Directed by Michael Hughes


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