Posts Tagged ‘Conan O’Brien’

Watch Gupta and Lata from “Outsourced” Talk About the New Fall Schedule – with Parvesh Cheena and Sharmila Devar – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 103: “Apocalypse Now?”

May 31, 2011

Top Story! Weekly has more than once gotten people from NBC shows to guest star on a Sunday that happened to fall right after the network cancelled their show. Memorably, Brian Kiley – Conan O’Brien’s head monologue writer – was our special guest two days after the final episode of “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”. And this month Parvesh Cheena from “Outsourced” was our guest star the Sunday after NBC announced the show would not be on the new fall schedule. Parv was great – you can watch his sketches on the TS!W website – and incredibly good natured about the show’s cancellation. So much so that he, and his equally awesome co-star Sharmila Devar did this segment – as their characters Gupta and Lata – about the new fall schedule. (And I worked in a little good-natured joke about my friend Jason Ritter.)

GUPTA AND LATA TALK ABOUT THE NEW FALL SCHEDULE by Phillip Wilburn and Michael Hughes

Starring Parvesh Cheena (Gupta), Sharmila Devar (Lata) and Phillip Wilburn (Anchor)

Directed by Michael Hughes

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Don’t Miss Suzanne Sena from the Onion News Network and Josh Comers from “Conan” this Sunday April 17 in an all-new Top Story! Weekly!!

April 15, 2011

Are you a fan of the Onion, or of Conan? Then you won’t want to miss this! Suzanne Sena – the Onion News Network‘s Brooke Alvarez – and Josh Comers – writer for “Conan” – guest star in an all-new Top Story! Weekly – this Sunday night, April 17, at 9 at iO West!

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The Official 2011 Academy Awards Drinking Game!!

February 23, 2011

So for the past couple of years – i.e., 2008, 2009 and 2010 – I’ve posted on our show’s website my “official” rules for the Academy Awards drinking game. Well, it’s that time again – so check out the “official” rules of the 2011 Academy Awards Drinking Game!!

And what better place to watch the Oscars than on Hollywood Boulevard itself? So if you don’t have a ticket to the Kodak, head about a mile east to iO West to watch the show on the big screen in the Mainstage starting at 5:30!! Then stick around after the show for an all-new Top Story! Weekly with special guest Steve Wright, followed by an all-new Deskpiece Nation featuring writers from “Conan” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” iO West has a full bar (so it’s 21+ for Mainstage shows – bring your ID!) and will feature an Oscar night special – $5 Champagne splits. Plus iO West has valet parking right next door on Cosmo, so for just $5 with validation you won’t have to worry about all the restrictions that night!

Watch “Happy Rock-Aversary” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 72: “O Go, O Go, Emanuel”

October 7, 2010

I broke out all my worst Stone Age puns for this sketch – I’m especially proud of “Mi-Shale Obama” and “Sean Granite-y”

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Flintstones,” Fred and Barney welcome a special guest – President Ba-ROCK Obama!

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HAPPY ROCK-AVERSARY by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 72: “O Go, O Go, Emanuel”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Fred Flintstone), Brian O’Connell (Barney Rubble), Melissa Okey (Wilma Flintstone), Kipleigh Brown (Betty Rubble), Matthew Harris (Ba-Rock Obama), Artemis Pebdani (Ann Margrock), Derek Reid (Singer), Drew Droege (Singer) and Brent Pope (Guest)

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 “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

Top Ten Rejected Titles for David Letterman’s Blackmailer’s Script!

October 3, 2009

From the home office in Hancock Park, California….
Letterman Top Ten Blackmail List for website


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