Archive for July, 2010

Watch “Supreme Belieber” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 61: “There Will Be True Blood”

July 27, 2010

Any time I can find a reason to write for one of the Top Story! Weekly cast‘s recurring characters it’s fun. When the cast member is Artemis Pebdani and the recurring character is Kim Jong-Il, it’s a blast!

Did you hear about that Internet poll where users voted to have Justin Bieber take his tour to North Korea? Turns out it wasn’t a prank – but a plot by Justin Bieber’s biggest fan – Kim Jong-Il!

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SUPREME BELIEBER by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 61: “There Will Be True Blood”

Starring John Abbott (David Oten), Tammie Smalls (Kelly), Shannon Ayers (Justin Bieber), and Artemis Pebdani (Kim Jong-Il)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Proud as a Peacock” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 61: “There Will Be True Blood” – with “True Blood”‘s Jim Parrack!!

July 24, 2010

So a little fun with a lot of cursing. And the star of a big hit show is in this one too!!!

Now that the FCC rules barring profanity and indecency have been loosened by a court hearing, two NBC execs have a plan to boost the network’s f’in’ low ratings!

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PROUD AS A PEACOCK by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 61: “There Will Be True Blood”

Starring Tommy Bechtold (Jeff Zucker), John Abbott (Dylan), Melissa Okey (Susan), Jim Parrack (Jim Halpert), Shannon Ayers (Pam Beesly Halpert), Gregg Lopez (“Law & Order: Los Angeles” Cop #1), Tammie Smalls (“Law & Order: Los Angeles” Cop #2) and Phillip Wilburn (Donald Trump)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “True Blood for Kids” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 61: “There Will Be True Blood”

July 21, 2010

I didn’t write this sketch – but i directed it, and it’s a great one so I’m posting it here so more people can see it. It’s from Sunday night’s Top Story! Weekly, where our special guest was Jim Parrack, who plays Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO’s “True Blood.” To see all of Jim’s sketches, just follow this link.

When Jim Parrack of HBO’s “True Blood” visits a school to talk about his show, he’s surprised to find out he’s not addressing high school students but third graders!

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TRUE BLOOD FOR KIDS by Andrew Payne – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 61: “There Will Be True Blood”

Starring Jim Parrack (Jim), Melissa Okey (Mrs. Hess), Tammie Smalls (Sue), Tommy Bechtold (Andy), Artemis Pebdani (Beth), Shannon Ayers (Wendy), Phillip Wilburn (Eli), Jim Nieb (Paul), Gregg Lopez (Kyle) and John Abbott (Tanner)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Jim Parrack from HBO’s “True Blood” Guest Stars in Top Story! Weekly This Sunday June 18 at 9pm at iO West!!!

July 14, 2010

This Sunday, July 18, at 9pm, the “Bon Temps” will roll at iO West, when Jim ParrackHoyt Fortenberry from HBO’s “True Blood” – guest stars in Top Story! Weekly!!! Don’t miss Jim as he joins the Top Story! Weekly cast for an all-new show based on the events of the previous seven days – plus special guest comedian Nick Rutherford!!!

You won’t want to miss this very special edition of Top Story! Weekly – if you want to buy your tickets in advance, you can do so here.

See you Sunday!

Watch “Barton, Fink” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 58: “(61) Days of Oil”

July 2, 2010

Another sketch I wrote – co-wrote, actually – from the Matthew Gray Gubler Top Story! Weekly show – only this one is without Criminal Minds‘ Dr. Spencer Reid. Brent Pope did a great job here as the congressman who thought the U.S. government should apologize to BP.

After apologizing to BP for President Obama’s “shakedown,” Texas Congressman Joe Barton has a lot more people to apologize to!

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BARTON, FINK (PARTS 1 AND 2) by Derek Jeremiah Reid and Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 58: “(61) Days of Oil”

Starring Brent Pope (Joe Barton)

Directed by Michael Hughes


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