Archive for January, 2011

Watch “Couples Therapy” with Nicholas D’Agosto from Top Story! Weekly Episode 85: “The Age of Ophiuchus”

January 25, 2011

Unfortunately the video quality’s not as good as usual – but you can still enjoy the awesome work done by our special guest, Nicholas D’Agosto from “Heroes,” “Fired Up”, “Election” and the forthcoming “From Prada to Nada” and “Final Destination 5!”

You can see all of the sketches Nick’s done in our show by following this link!

After President Obama’s call for greater civility, John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi try to strengthen their relationship by entering couples therapy!

To see all the sketches from Top Story! Weekly as soon as they’re posted, subscribe to our YouTube channel!

COUPLES THERAPY by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 85: “The Age of Ophiuchus”

Starring Nicholas D’Agosto (Trent), Amy Paffrath (Eden), Phillip Wilburn (John Boehner), Kipleigh Brown (Nancy Pelosi), Melissa Okey (Eileen) and Christopher Biewer (Porter)

Directed by Michael Hughes

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Watch “California Cuttin'” with Nicholas D’Agosto from Top Story! Weekly Episode 85: “The Age of Ophiuchus”

January 20, 2011

Unfortunately the sound is crappy on this one – the substitute video guy didn’t set up a mic near the stage – but you can still enjoy some fun work by our cast, including Nicholas D’Agosto, who you might know as West Rosen from “Heroes” and from starring in “Fired Up” and the forthcoming “From Prada to Nada” and “Final Destination 5”!

The California budget crisis means Jerry Brown is making state employees give up their cell phones – and a lot of other state perks that seem to be synonymous with being from California!

To see all the sketches from Top Story! Weekly as soon as they’re posted, subscribe to our YouTube channel!

CALIFORNIA CUTTIN’ by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 85: “The Age of Ophiuchus”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Jerry Brown), Nicholas D’Agosto (Slater), Matt Manser (Kevin), Kipleigh Brown (Brittni), Melissa Okey (Alexis), Amy Paffrath (Jasmin) and Jimmy Guidish (Rex)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Nicholas D’Agosto and Tom Clark Guest Star in Top Story! Weekly Sunday January 16 at 9 at iO West!!

January 16, 2011

You’ve seen Nicholas D’Agosto in movies like “Election” and “Fired Up” and on TV shows like “Heroes” and “The Office.” You can see him later this year starring in “Final Destination 5” and “From Prada to Nada” and in the new USA Network drama series “Eden.” And this Sunday, January 16 at 9, you can see him on the iO West Mainstage as he guest stars in an brand-new edition of LA’s best news-based sketch comedy show, Top Story! Weekly!

And if that’s not enough, our guest standup this week has appeared on shows like “The Late Late Show,” “Outsourced,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Comedy Central’s Premium Blend” and even “The Closer” – Tom Clark!

So don’t miss Nick, Tom and the rest of the Top Story! Weekly cast in an all-new show – named by CBS 2 in their “Best of Los Angeles” – based as always on the events of the past seven days!

For more information, visit our Facebook page or the iO West website. For tickets, call the box office at (323) 962-7560 or purchase them online!

And for a preview of Sunday night – check out this show Nick has done previously with the cast of Top Story! Weekly!

Watch “He Said He Would Be Back” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 84: “Oh, Captain, My Captain!”

January 16, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t know what to do now that he’s not governor anymore, so Maria Shriver invites an old friend over – Danny DeVito!

To see all the sketches from Top Story! Weekly as soon as they’re posted, subscribe to our YouTube channel!

HE SAID HE WOULD BE BACK…by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 84: “Oh, Captain, My Captain!”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Kipleigh Brown (Maria Shriver) and Brent Pope (Danny DeVito)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

Watch “A Shore Decision” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 84: “Oh, Captain, My Captain!”

January 11, 2011

A scheduling mixup means that the Barnes and Noble at LA’s Grove has two “great” authors for a book signing at the same time – Snooki and George W. Bush!!

And check out the hilarious interviews (featured on the front page of the Huffington Post comedy section!) that our writer Ross Everett did with fans of Snooki who were at the real book signing!

To see all the sketches from Top Story! Weekly as soon as they’re posted, subscribe to our YouTube channel!

A SHORE DECISION by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 84: “Oh, Captain, My Captain!”

Starring Artemis Pebdani (Snooki), Phillip Wilburn (George W. Bush) and Melissa Okey (Pat)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

Watch “Planes, Trains and Automobies II” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 83: “It Goes to ’11”

January 5, 2011

My friend Matt Moore and I have a Christmas week tradition of watching “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” together. When the so-called “snowpocalypse” struck the East Coast after Christmas, and I realized I had two cast members in Top Story! Weekly who really could pull off Steve Martin and John Candy…well, there was no way I couldn’t write this sketch!

The “snowpocalypse” striking the East Coast right before New Year’s Eve may strand two travelers together – just like they were in a classic movie comedy from the ’80’s!

To see all the sketches from Top Story! Weekly as soon as they’re posted, subscribe to our YouTube channel!

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES II by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 83: “It Goes to ’11”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Neal Page), Tommy Bechtold (Del Griffith), Kipleigh Brown (Stewardess) and John Abbott (Pilot)

Directed by Michael Hughes


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