Posts Tagged ‘Kim Jong-Il’

Watch “A Supreme Re-Entry” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 146: “They Picked Mitt (Sort of)”

April 20, 2012

Wait – so you’re telling me that North Korea launched a rocket that fell into the sea? And that both Artemis Pebdani and Brent Pope are in the cast to play Kim Jong-Il and Kim Jong-Un? Yeah, I think I might be able to write something on that….

A SUPREME RE-ENTRY by Michael Hughes

Starring Brent Pope (Kim Jong-Un) and Artemis Pebdani (Kim Jong-IL)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

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Watch “Don Jong in Hell” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 132: “Santorum Comes from Behind”

January 11, 2012

Our first show of 2012 was also our first show since the death of Kim Jong-Il. And given that we had our Kim, our Gaddafi, our Diego, and even our Chuck Beanster in the cast, the stars were aligned for the perfect sendoff to our favorite crazy bloodthirsty dictator. Even at 8 and a half minutes, it came out pretty “hilarious”.

DON JONG IN HELL by Michael Hughes

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Muammar Gaddafi), Tommy Bechtold (Diego), Artemis Pebdani (Kim Jong-Il) and Phil Ranta (Chuck Beanster)

Directed by Michael Hughes

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 “Chelsea Getting Married” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 63: “Chelsea Morning”

August 12, 2010

President Obama isn’t happy that he wasn’t invited to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding…and he’s even less happy when he sees who did make the list!

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CHELSEA GETTING MARRIED by Erich Eilenberger and Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 63: “Chelsea Morning”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Bill Clinton), Matthew Harris (Barack Obama), Christopher Biewer (Ellen DeGeneres), Kim Mulligan (Kara DioGuardi), Melissa Okey (Sarah Palin), Shannon Ayers (Bristol Palin), Matt Moore (The Situation), Brian Vestal (Pauly D), Brent Pope (Kim Jong-Il) and Tommy Bechtold (Monica Lewinsky)

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 “The Crapface of Life” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 58: “(61) Days of Oil”

June 23, 2010

The participation of North Korea in the World Cup gave me a chance to write and direct a sketch with Artemis Pebdani’s always-hilarious interpretation of Kim Jong-Il – this time, with his invisible phone!

North Korea’s World Cup team may not have a lot of fans, but they do have their number one superfan – Kim…er, Jim Jong-Il!

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THE CRAPFACE OF LIFE by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 58: “(61) Days of Oil”

Starring Artemis Pebdani (Kim Jong-Il), Sean Cowhig (Joe), Melissa Okey (Tanya) and Matt Moore (Scott)

Directed by Michael Hughes


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