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Watch “Bossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 125: “Top Scary! Weekly”

November 7, 2011

I’m always telling the cast of “Top Story! Weekly” to be proactive in generating material to showcase themselves. So on the rare occasions when I’m in the cast, I’d be a hypocrite not to take my own advice, right? So with the premiere of Kelsey Grammer’s new show on Starz, “Boss,” I thought I’d have some fun with my competent impersonation of the star of “Frasier.” I’m not mortified with the results, which for me is a win!

BOSSED SALAD AND SCRAMBLED SHOWS by Michael Hughes

Starring Michael Hughes (Kelsey Grammer/Tom Cane), Jim Nieb (Gus Van Sant), Grasie Mercedes (Karen Aldridge/Dr. Ella Harris), Derek Reid (Gary) and Phillip Wilburn (Cliff Clavin/John Ratzenberger)

Directed by Tom Repetto

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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 “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


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