Posts Tagged ‘Conan’

Avoid Carmageddon II with Top Story! Weekly!!

September 28, 2012

Last summer it was “Carmageddon” – and this weekend it’s the sequel!!

But we at Top Story! Weekly are doing our part to make things run as smoothly this time as they did last time, by taking part in LA Metro‘s “Eat, Shop and Play Locally” program!

This Sunday, September 30, you can get two-for-one tickets to our show – featuring Frank Conniff from “Mystery Science Theater 3000!” Just show up at the iO West box office prior to our show at 9, and show your valid TAP card or your Metro ticket, and provided tickets are available you can get two tickets for the low price of $5! And your tickets will get you into all shows at iO West that night – including “Deskpiece Nation,” featuring writers from “Conan”, at 10, and “Back to School,” a sketch show with lots of TS!W writers and performers, at 11!

You can only get this discount at the box office on Sunday, so please don’t call in advance or try to buy them online. And iO West has a full bar, so you need to be 21 or over to see a show on the Mainstage. Valet parking is available for $5 with validation.

And here’s a bonus: we have a very limited number of comps for this show – if you’d like one, please tweet at us at @topstoryweekly and if we haven’t run out we’ll add you to our comp list! (Maximum two comps per person).

So do your part to make sure that “Carmageddon 2” isn’t a disaster – play locally in Hollywood Sunday by heading over to iO West for Top Story! Weekly!

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Watch “Last Tango with Beanster” with Andrés du Bouchet from “Conan” – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 115: “Planes, Buses and A Whole Lot of Fusses”

August 25, 2011

I wasn’t going to write last week. But then on Thursday the final push into Tripoli began. And with Phil Ranta back from his five-month sojourn doing improv with Second City on cruise ships in Hawaii, I knew I had to write a Gadhafi sketch that could take us full circle to the first sketch we did back in March that introduced the world to the wonder that is Chuck Beanster!

LAST TANGO WITH BEANSTER by Michael Hughes

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Muammar Qadaffi), Andrés du Bouchet (Larry), Brent Pope (Steve Culpepper) and Phil Ranta (Chuck Beanster)

Directed by Tom Repetto

Watch “Know Your Debt Ceiling” – with Jimmy Pardo and Andrés du Bouchet from “Conan” – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 112: “Dancing on the Debt Ceiling”

August 4, 2011

Phillip Wilburn and Matt Moore went to a taping of “Conan” and chatted with Jimmy Pardo, who was booked as our guest comic for the July 31 show. Jimmy said he’d also do a sketch, and Phillip suggested one where he played a game show host. Since his “Conan” colleague Andrés du Bouchet was also in the cast it was a natural to put him in the sketch along with Matt and Phillip. I did a first pass, Phillip and Tommy Bechtold polished it up, and the result is the six minutes of hilarity you see here.

KNOW YOUR DEBT CEILING by Michael Hughes, Phillip Wilburn and Tommy Bechtold

Starring Jimmy Pardo (Jimmy), Andrés du Bouchet (Dexter Farnsworth), Matt Moore (Woodrow Carter), Phillip Wilburn (Regis Philbin) and Brent Pope (Announcer)

Directed by Michael Hughes

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!

For more information, check out our Facebook page!

Buy tickets here!

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!


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