Posts Tagged ‘Justin Bieber’

Watch “Don’t Stop…Beliebin'” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 208: “8 Is Great!”

July 17, 2013

Justin Bieber peeing in a mop bucket in a restaurant was hilarious enough. Justin Bieber saying “Fuck Bill Clinton!” while squirting a photo of the president with cleanser made it even funnier. And the one way I thought to make it funnier still would be to make Clinton a jilted fangirl. Here’s the results – great work from Phillip and Jen.

DON’T STOP…BELIEBIN’ by Michael Hughes

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Bill Clinton) and Jen Cain (Hillary Clinton)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Biebergency!” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 190: “A Good Old-Fashioned Filibuster!”

March 12, 2013

With Justin Bieber back in the news due to his rough week in London, and Tillery Johnson in our cast, it was time for another Bieber sketch. And this one Tillery helped me write!

BIEBERGENCY! by Michael Hughes and Tillery Johnson

Starring Tillery Johnson (Justin Bieber), Mitchel Baldwin (Scooter Braun), Phillip Wilburn (Dr. Lancaster), Blake Walker (Dr. Hastings) and Jen Cain (Nurse Crawley)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Justin Bieber Turns 19” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 189: “Sequester? I Don’t Even Care About Her!”

March 5, 2013

When Justin Bieber hosted “Saturday Night Live” about a month ago, Tillery Johnson happened to be in the cast of Top Story! Weekly that week. And since Tillery bears an uncanny resemblence to Biebs I wrote a sketch about the afterparty with Justin indulging in the pot and sizzurp and naked butt Instagramming of which he seems to have been so fond lately. It didn’t make it in that week, although I got good feedback. But when Till was in the show again the weekend of Biebs’ 19th birthday, I resubmitted it – this time, with the addition of Brian Vestal’s awesome Mark Wahlberg (who had just been in the show a few minutes earlier). Enjoy!

JUSTIN BIEBER TURNS 19 by Michael Hughes

Starring Tillery Johnson (Justin Bieber), Brian Vestal (Mark Wahlberg), Kipleigh Brown (Kipleigh) and Josh Rachford (Josh)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

Watch “Cut4Whoever” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 182: “I’d Like to Give That Whore a Rusty Trombone!”

January 16, 2013

Whattya know? After two months I finally get a sketch in Top Story! Weekly again!

Our writing staff is so good that I hadn’t been able to get a sketch in since November. But when Brian O’Connell guest directed I knew I could try to go a little dark. And when the story (which turned out to be a fake) about Justin Bieber fans cutting themselves to try to get him to stop smoking pot, I knew I had just the right angle!

CUT4WHOEVER by Michael Hughes

Starring Tommy Bechtold (Sean), Kipleigh Brown (Mom), Phillip Wilburn (Dad) and Mitchel Baldwin (Jack)

Directed by Brian O’Connell

Watch “Party at George’s” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 150: “Obama Comes Out”

May 15, 2012

We needed another sketch for our show this week, one with a lot of good parts for the ladies, so I threw together this piece about George Clooney’s fundraiser for President Obama that gave the cast a chance to show off their impersonations.

PARTY AT GEORGE’S by Michael Hughes

Starring Kipleigh Brown (Karen Blutcher), Jen Cain (Beth Topinka), Gregg Lopez (George Clooney), Brent Pope (Danny DeVito), Blake Walker (Keith Olbermann), Phillip Wilburn (Al Gore), Tammie Smalls (Wanda Sykes), Deanna Russo (Kristen Stewart), Josh Rachford (Robert Pattinson) and Tillery Johnson (Justin Bieber)

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 “California Cuttin'” with Nicholas D’Agosto from Top Story! Weekly Episode 85: “The Age of Ophiuchus”

January 20, 2011

Unfortunately the sound is crappy on this one – the substitute video guy didn’t set up a mic near the stage – but you can still enjoy some fun work by our cast, including Nicholas D’Agosto, who you might know as West Rosen from “Heroes” and from starring in “Fired Up” and the forthcoming “From Prada to Nada” and “Final Destination 5”!

The California budget crisis means Jerry Brown is making state employees give up their cell phones – and a lot of other state perks that seem to be synonymous with being from California!

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CALIFORNIA CUTTIN’ by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 85: “The Age of Ophiuchus”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Jerry Brown), Nicholas D’Agosto (Slater), Matt Manser (Kevin), Kipleigh Brown (Brittni), Melissa Okey (Alexis), Amy Paffrath (Jasmin) and Jimmy Guidish (Rex)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Justin Bieber on CSI” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 70: “The Delaware Destroyer”

September 22, 2010

Justin Bieber’s on “CSI” this Thursday?!!! Thanks, comedy gods! Now Top Story! Weekly has a chance to bring out Horatio Caine while having some fun at the expense of America’s (and Canada’s) top teen idol!!

Justin Bieber is guest starring on “CSI” – but was his performance on the MTV Video Music Awards to die for? Las Vegas and Miami team up to find out!

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JUSTIN BIEBER ON CSI by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 70: “The Delaware Destroyer”

Starring Tillery Johnson (Justin Bieber), Phillip Wilburn (Horatio Caine), Melissa Okey (Callie Duquense), Shannon Ayers (Catherine Willows), Derek Reid (Dr. Ray Langston) and Tammie Smalls (Body),

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Supreme Belieber” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 61: “There Will Be True Blood”

July 27, 2010

Any time I can find a reason to write for one of the Top Story! Weekly cast‘s recurring characters it’s fun. When the cast member is Artemis Pebdani and the recurring character is Kim Jong-Il, it’s a blast!

Did you hear about that Internet poll where users voted to have Justin Bieber take his tour to North Korea? Turns out it wasn’t a prank – but a plot by Justin Bieber’s biggest fan – Kim Jong-Il!

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SUPREME BELIEBER by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 61: “There Will Be True Blood”

Starring John Abbott (David Oten), Tammie Smalls (Kelly), Shannon Ayers (Justin Bieber), and Artemis Pebdani (Kim Jong-Il)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Barton, Fink” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 58: “(61) Days of Oil”

July 2, 2010

Another sketch I wrote – co-wrote, actually – from the Matthew Gray Gubler Top Story! Weekly show – only this one is without Criminal Minds‘ Dr. Spencer Reid. Brent Pope did a great job here as the congressman who thought the U.S. government should apologize to BP.

After apologizing to BP for President Obama’s “shakedown,” Texas Congressman Joe Barton has a lot more people to apologize to!

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BARTON, FINK (PARTS 1 AND 2) by Derek Jeremiah Reid and Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 58: “(61) Days of Oil”

Starring Brent Pope (Joe Barton)

Directed by Michael Hughes


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