Posts Tagged ‘Gregg Lopez’

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 “Bailout and Begorrah” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 80: “Top Story! Wiki”

December 15, 2010

I’m Irish. I can make these jokes.

The European Union has agreed to bail out Ireland – but the Irish Parliament won’t be happy when they hear what they have to give up!!

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BAILOUT AND BEGORRAH by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 80: “Top Story! Wiki”

Starring Tommy Bechtold (Brian Cowan), Gregg Lopez (Seamus), Melissa Okey (Maureen), Derek Reid (Patrick), Brent Pope (Finn) and Phillip Wilburn (Lucky the Leprechaun)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “2 Damn High” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

October 27, 2010

When Jimmy McMillan from The Rent’s Too Damn High Party went viral, I knew he was a classic example of a one-week story, so to make the most of him I put two sketches in Top Story! Weekly about him. Here’s the one I wrote. Jason Kelley as McMillan looks amazing.

Are you a New Yorker who wants to move into an apartment you can’t afford, get rid of an annoying mountain, or marry a shoe? There’s a political party for you!

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2 DAMN HIGH by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 75: “2 Damn High”

Starring Tommy Bechtold (Chad), Shannon Ayers (Heather), Kipleigh Brown (Rosalyn), Jason Kelley (Jimmy McMillan) and Gregg Lopez (Bennie)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “You’re So Two Thousand and Eight” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 69: “Nooooooooooooooooo!”

September 21, 2010

As someone who hopes to put comedy before ideology, I like it when I can take shots at my own side – particularly when my own side includes flighty, trendy voters who hopped on the Obama bandwagon two years ago because it was the cool thing to do.

Two Democratic operatives visit some 2008 Obama supporters to find out the reason for their “enthusiasm gap!”

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YOU’RE SO TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHT by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 69: “Nooooooooooooooooo!”

Starring Matthew Harris (Max), Artemis Pebdani (Katelyn), Phillip Wilburn (Bill) and Gregg Lopez (Steve)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

Watch “¿Que EL Hache?” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 66: “Lost in a Mosque-erade”

August 26, 2010

We have a lot of fun in Top Story! Weekly with Phillip Wilburn‘s characterization of Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger – so much fun that we had just done a Sully sketch the previous week when the JetBlue/Steven Slater story broke. But when Aires Flight 8250 crashed and all but one passenger survived…well, the temptation to go back to the Sully well was just too strong. And I’m glad I did since this sketch turned out really well. And fun fact: the real-life sister of the actor who plays the reporter who ID’s Sully was actually on Flight 1549!

The pilot who saved 130 lives when he crash landed Aires Flight 8250 on the Colombian island of San Andrés is hailed as a hero – except by a certain other hero pilot who crash landed a plane into the Hudson River to save 155 people’s lives!

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¿QUE EL HACHE? by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 66: “Lost in a Mosque-erade”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Captain Chelsey B. “Sully” Sullenberger), Brent Pope (Colombian Pilot), Gregg Lopez (Aires Airlines Spokesperson), Brian O’Connell (Reporter), Tammie Smalls (Reporter), Melissa Okey (Reporter), Rebecca Stevens (Reporter), Sean Cowhig (Reporter) and Derek Reid (Reporter)

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 “True Blood for Kids” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 61: “There Will Be True Blood”

July 21, 2010

I didn’t write this sketch – but i directed it, and it’s a great one so I’m posting it here so more people can see it. It’s from Sunday night’s Top Story! Weekly, where our special guest was Jim Parrack, who plays Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO’s “True Blood.” To see all of Jim’s sketches, just follow this link.

When Jim Parrack of HBO’s “True Blood” visits a school to talk about his show, he’s surprised to find out he’s not addressing high school students but third graders!

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TRUE BLOOD FOR KIDS by Andrew Payne – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 61: “There Will Be True Blood”

Starring Jim Parrack (Jim), Melissa Okey (Mrs. Hess), Tammie Smalls (Sue), Tommy Bechtold (Andy), Artemis Pebdani (Beth), Shannon Ayers (Wendy), Phillip Wilburn (Eli), Jim Nieb (Paul), Gregg Lopez (Kyle) and John Abbott (Tanner)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Open Mic Night” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 57: “Helen of Oy!”

June 23, 2010

After Carly Fiorina’s little misadventure with the open mic, I wrote this sketch for Top Story! Weekly – Melissa Okey did a great job as Carly!

After Carly Fiorina makes a snide remark into an open mic about Barbara Boxer’s hairstyle – she decides to take her act to Fresno’s Chuckle Hut!

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OPEN MIC NIGHT by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 57: “Helen of Oy!”

Starring Melissa Okey (Carly Fiorina), Matthew Harris (Emcee), Brent Pope (Dirk), Artemis Pebdani (Audience Member #1) and Gregg Lopez (Audience Member #2)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Backlash At St. Olaf” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 53: “Like Oil and Water”

May 19, 2010

The first of two sketches I wrote for the great episode of Top Story! Weekly from this past Sunday, with Bobcat Goldthwait. Like the rest of America, I loved Betty White on SNL. But that didn’t stop me from writing a sketch about the possibility of a backlash. Which led to Bobcat sharing a story during his set about his experience guesting in “Golden Palace.”

Sure, Betty White was great hosting “Saturday Night Live”…but maybe the hype has gone just a little too far….

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BACKLASH AT ST. OLAF by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 53: “Like Oil and Water”

Starring Gregg Lopez (Tom), Shannon Ayers (Jill), Kipleigh Brown (Rebecca), Melissa Okey (Marissa), Matt Moore (Danny) and Derek Reid (Kevin)

Directed by Tom Repetto

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!

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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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