Archive for August, 2010

Watch “¿Que EL Hache?” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 66: “Lost in a Mosque-erade”

August 26, 2010

We have a lot of fun in Top Story! Weekly with Phillip Wilburn‘s characterization of Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger – so much fun that we had just done a Sully sketch the previous week when the JetBlue/Steven Slater story broke. But when Aires Flight 8250 crashed and all but one passenger survived…well, the temptation to go back to the Sully well was just too strong. And I’m glad I did since this sketch turned out really well. And fun fact: the real-life sister of the actor who plays the reporter who ID’s Sully was actually on Flight 1549!

The pilot who saved 130 lives when he crash landed Aires Flight 8250 on the Colombian island of San Andrés is hailed as a hero – except by a certain other hero pilot who crash landed a plane into the Hudson River to save 155 people’s lives!

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¿QUE EL HACHE? by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 66: “Lost in a Mosque-erade”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Captain Chelsey B. “Sully” Sullenberger), Brent Pope (Colombian Pilot), Gregg Lopez (Aires Airlines Spokesperson), Brian O’Connell (Reporter), Tammie Smalls (Reporter), Melissa Okey (Reporter), Rebecca Stevens (Reporter), Sean Cowhig (Reporter) and Derek Reid (Reporter)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Regis and Kelly” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 63: “Chelsea Morning”

August 12, 2010

Regis Philbin isn’t happy that President Obama chose to appear on “The View” instead of “Live with Regis and Kelly”…until Gelman makes sure that the Reege and Kelly get a chance to chat with Barack too!

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REGIS AND KELLY by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 63: “Chelsea Morning”

Starring Phillip Wilburn Regis Philbin), Kim Mulligan (Kelly Ripa), Matthew Harris (Barack Obama) and Christopher Biewer (Michael Gelman)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Chelsea Getting Married” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 63: “Chelsea Morning”

August 12, 2010

President Obama isn’t happy that he wasn’t invited to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding…and he’s even less happy when he sees who did make the list!

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CHELSEA GETTING MARRIED by Erich Eilenberger and Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 63: “Chelsea Morning”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Bill Clinton), Matthew Harris (Barack Obama), Christopher Biewer (Ellen DeGeneres), Kim Mulligan (Kara DioGuardi), Melissa Okey (Sarah Palin), Shannon Ayers (Bristol Palin), Matt Moore (The Situation), Brian Vestal (Pauly D), Brent Pope (Kim Jong-Il) and Tommy Bechtold (Monica Lewinsky)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “He’s Just That Into You” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 62: “Shirley You Can’t Be Serious”

August 3, 2010

I love writing sketches designed for particular actors in the Top Story! Weekly cast – so when I saw the story about Jennifer Aniston’s stalker Jason Peyton, I knew it would be a great chance to write a sketch for Shannon Ayers’ awesome Aniston impersonation!

Jennifer Aniston may have found a new man – her stalker!

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HE’S JUST THAT INTO YOU by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 62: “Shirley You Can’t Be Serious”

Starring Shannon Ayers (Jennifer Aniston), Matthew Harris (Jason Peyton), Artemis Pebdani (Lawyer), Brent Pope (Judge) and Christopher Biewer (Bailiff)

Directed by Michael Hughes


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