Posts Tagged ‘George W. Bush’

Dick Cheney Makes a Movie Based on His Book “In My Time” – with Hartley Sawyer and Drew Seeley from “Glory Daze”!!

September 7, 2011

We had a very attractive cast in Top Story! Weekly this past week. So when I started thinking about how to make a sketch about Dick Cheney’s new book – especially about the gap between Cheney’s account of what happened and everyone else’s – I thought about having Cheney cast someone very handsome to play him in the movie version of his book. That lead to the sketch below, which got the show off to a great start. But Hartley Sawyer and Phillip Wilburn get all the credit for the movie trailer!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GukIUfpsHsY

DICK CHENEY, AUTEUR by Michael Hughes

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Dick Cheney), Kipleigh Brown (Marci), Hartley Sawyer (“Dick Cheney”), Derek Reid (“Colin Powell”), Shannon Ayers (“Cheney Aide”), Amy Paffrath (“Valerie Plame”), Drew Seeley (“Scooter Libby”) and Matt Moore (“George W. Bush”)

Directed by Michael Hughes

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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 “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 “The Mystery of the G-8 Summit” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 52: “Oil and Greece Don’t Mix”

May 15, 2010

In the days before the Obama presidency, Phillip Wilburn and Artemis Pebdani often got to do their terrific George and Laura Bush characters in our sketches. The publication of Laura’s book gave me a chance to write a sketch where we got to revisit that awesome chemistry.

Now that Laura Bush has written her first book, “Spoken from the Heart,” she’s going to tackle a mystery – about who poisoned the American delegation during 2007’s G-8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany!

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

THE MYSTERY OF THE G-8 SUMMIT by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 52: “Oil and Greece Don’t Mix”

Starring Artemis Pebdani (Laura Bush), Phillip Wilburn (George W. Bush), Kipleigh Brown (Angela Merkel), Tommy Bechtold (Dick Cheney), Gregg Lopez (Vladimir Putin) and Christopher Biewer (Tony Blair)

Directed by Michael Hughes


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