Posts Tagged ‘debt ceiling’

Watch Elton John, George Michael, Lionel Richie and Ke$ha Singing About the Economic Crisis – with Drew Seeley and Hartley Sawyer from “Glory Daze” – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 117: “Dick in a Book”

September 7, 2011

When you have someone in your show who’s had a Top Five single on the Billboard charts, you want to have them sing! So we took a sketch concept we’ve done before, tweaked it a bit, and came up with this dynamite closer to the sketch portion of our show featuring Derek Reid “Dancing on the Ceiling” as Lionel Richie, Kipleigh Brown skanking it up as Ke$ha, and an awesome duet between Drew Seeley as George Michael and Phillip Wilburn as Elton John – plus Amy Seeley and Hartley Sawyer hosting. This was pretty great. Enjoy.


NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL ECONOMIC CRISIS MUSIC by Kristina Adelmeyer, Michael Hughes and Phillip Wilburn

Starring Amy Paffrath (Amy), Hartley Sawyer (Hartley), Derek Reid (Lionel Richie), Kipleigh Brown (Ke$ha), Drew Seeley (George Michael), and Phillip Wilburn (Elton John)

Directed by Michael Hughes

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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

Watch “Credit Where Credit Is Due” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 111: “On a Hot Tin Debt Ceiling”

August 4, 2011

For the first time in a long time, I was an actor in Top Story! Weekly on July 20. And I was even in a sketch I wrote for myself, a fun little piece about the debt ceiling nonsense in which I was ably assisted by Deanna Russo and John Druska.

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE by Michael Hughes

Starring John Druska (Mr. Miller), Deanna Russo (Carla) and Michael Hughes (Gary)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer


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