Posts Tagged ‘Damien Fahey’

Watch “Double Bill” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 169: “The Call Heard Round the World”!

October 2, 2012

This was one of my favorite sketches I’ve written in a long time, and people said some nice things afterwards. And it was a great example of how actors can and should generate their own material; Brian O’Connell suggested playing Clinton, Phillip Wilburn pitched the two Clintons, and the rest of the sketch fell together.

DOUBLE BILL by Michael Hughes

Starring Brian O’Connell (1998 Bill Clinton), Phillip Wilburn (2012 Bill Clinton) and Damien Fahey (David Kendall)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

Top Story! Weekly’s Guide to the 10th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival!!

June 2, 2012

This Sunday, June 3rd, is the first night of the 10th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival at iO West! Top Story! Weekly is very excited to be taking part – we’ve put together a special show at a special time – Sunday June 3 at 10 (right after the Mad TV Reunion!). And joining us is one of the top comics in America – Bill Burr!!

Tickets are just $10, so make sure you get them now!! Not only will you see an awesome show, but you’ll help a great cause – part of the proceeds will go to the Chris Farley House, a residential sober living facility.

The festival runs from Sunday, June 3 till Saturday, June 9, with amazing shows and workshops every night. The cast of Top Story! Weekly will be hosting all week. And we’ll also be performing in other shows, and teaching workshops that you shouldn’t miss. Check them out after the jump:

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Watch “Occupy Greendale!” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 128: “Out-Regis!”

November 24, 2011

Last Tuesday my Facebook news feed blew up with people commenting on a news story. Occupy Wall Street? The elections? Syria or Egypt? No – the decision by NBC to take “Community” off its schedule. Thus I was inspired for this sketch – and thanks to Wikipedia for filling in the gaps in my “Community” knowledge!

OCCUPY GREENDALE! by Michael Hughes

Starring Grasie Mercedes (Karen), Damien Fahey (Sam), Christopher Biewer (Jack) and Sean Cowhig (Mark)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Trick or Literally” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 125: “Top Scary! Weekly”!!

November 1, 2011

I always urge the cast members to be proactive in generating material for themselves. For Top Story! Weekly’s Halloween show, Jimmy Guidish did just that – coming to the writers’ meeting, pitching ideas, and asking me to help him write a sketch showcasing one of his signature bits, Joe Biden. I helped a little with structure and formatting, but most of what you see here is Jimmy’s work. He was nervous about how it would turn out, but it played so well in readthrough that we opened the show with it, and as you’ll see the audience loved it. Good job Jimmy!

TRICK OR LITERALLY by Jimmy Guidish and Michael Hughes

Starring Jimmy Guidish (Joe Biden), Michael Hughes (Beau Biden), Grasie Mercedes (Mother),Derek Reid (Vampire Kid), Damien Fahey (Bert), Brent Pope (Ernie), Jen Cain (Teen Girl), Jim Nieb (Teen Boy) and Phillip Wilburn (Charlie Sheen)

Directed by Tom Repetto

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

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!


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