Archive for December, 2010

Watch “The King Is Gone” with Mad TV’s Lauren Pritchard – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 82: “All I Want for Christmas”

December 23, 2010

With Larry King’s last show airing I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to write a sketch taking advantage – one last time? – of Phillip Wilburn’s amazing impression – add in a phenomenal Liza Minnelli from guest star Lauren Pritchard from “Mad TV” and you’ve got one hilarious sendoff to the King of CNN!!

It’s Larry King’s last show – and even Liza Minnelli can’t stop him from cutting loose and saying whatever he wants!

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THE KING IS GONE by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 82: “All I Want for Christmas”

Starring Derek Reid (Barack Obama), Phillip Wilburn (Larry King), Lauren Pritchard (Liza Minnelli) and Tommy Bechtold (Caller)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

Watch “Chelsea Handles Brangelina” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 81: “Lame Duck, Lame Duck, Goose!”

December 17, 2010

Chelsea Handler lashes out at Angelina. I get to write another sketch with Jennifer Aniston!

Chelsea Handler’s onstage slams at Angelina Jolie draw a surprise visit from her new best friend – Jennifer Aniston!

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CHELSEA HANDLES BRANGELINA by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 81: “Lame Duck, Lame Duck, Goose!”

Starring Melissa Okey (Chelsea Handler), Shannon Ayers (Jennifer Aniston), Phillip Wilburn (Emcee) and Matthew Harris (Server)

Directed by Tom Repetto

Watch “Bailout and Begorrah” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 80: “Top Story! Wiki”

December 15, 2010

I’m Irish. I can make these jokes.

The European Union has agreed to bail out Ireland – but the Irish Parliament won’t be happy when they hear what they have to give up!!

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BAILOUT AND BEGORRAH by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 80: “Top Story! Wiki”

Starring Tommy Bechtold (Brian Cowan), Gregg Lopez (Seamus), Melissa Okey (Maureen), Derek Reid (Patrick), Brent Pope (Finn) and Phillip Wilburn (Lucky the Leprechaun)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Boehner It’s Cold Outside” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 80: “Top Story! Wiki”

December 14, 2010

We needed a sketch to close the show. Song parodies are a favorite way for us to do so. Phillip Wilburn tossed out the phrase “Boehner It’s Cold Outside,” and this song (written before the announcement of the tax cut deal) was the result!

How can President Obama reach a deal on the Bush tax cuts with Republican House leader John Boehner? Maybe through the magic of this seductive holiday classic!!

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BOEHNER, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE by Tommy Bechtold, Michael Hughes and Phillip Wilburn – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 80: “Top Story! Wiki”

Starring Derek Reid (Barack Obama) and Phillip Wilburn (John Boehner)

Directed by Michael Hughes


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