Posts Tagged ‘Kipleigh Brown’

Watch “Out of Africa” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 261: “Hawaiian Punch”!

August 14, 2014

The news has been so seriously lately that it’s been a challenge to come up with comedy about it.  But with the Ebola outbreak, I thought mocking the hysteria among Americans might be the way to go.  Plus it’s always fun to write a rant for Bennie Arthur!

OUT OF AFRICA by Michael Hughes

Starring Bennie Arthur (Charlie), Sean Cowhig (Steve), Kipleigh Brown (Kathy) and Phillip Wilburn (Joe)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Harding After Hours” From Top Story! Weekly Episode 257: “The Heat Is Off!”

July 18, 2014

A line flub turned into a happy accident that made the scene. When Bennie Arthur accidentally called Tillery Johnson “Henry Fonda” instead of “Henry Ford”, this sketch about the erotic letters Warren G. Harding sent to his mistress could have been derailed. Instead, because the cast was listening and paying attention, it became even more hilarious.

HARDING AFTER HOURS by Michael Hughes

Starring Bennie Arthur (Warren G. Harding), Jen Cain (Carrie Fulton Phillips), Tillery Johnson (Henry Ford), Kipleigh Brown (Dorothy Parker), Sean Cowhig (Babe Ruth),Matthew Harris (Louis Armstrong) and Eileen Mary O’Connell (Narrator)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Clinton: The Next Generation” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 246: “Dude…Where’s My Dog?”

April 24, 2014

A quick piece I wrote in response to Chelsea Clinton’s baby news!

CLINTON: THE NEXT GENERATION by Michael Hughes

Starring Brian Vestal (Bill Clinton) and Kipleigh Brown (Hillary Clinton)

Directed by Sean Cowhig

Watch “TS!W 720: Herb Koss’ 80th Birthday from Top Story! Weekly Episode 240: “Crimea River”!

March 13, 2014

Hey! It’s been a while! But when our show’s most loyal fan, Herb Koss, celebrated his 80th birthday a few days before our March 9th show I knew we had to do something to address it. Brian Vestal does an absolutely amazing characterization of Herb here – even if you don’t know him, you’ll really enjoy it!!

TS!W 720: HERB KOSS’ 80TH BIRTHDAY by Michael Hughes

Starring Brian Vestal (Herb Koss) and Phillip Wilburn (Phillip)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Healthcare.Gov Is A Real Scandal” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 223: “ERROR 404: Healthcare Not Found”

November 2, 2013

This sketch didn’t go quite as well as I hoped – I don’t think the audience was that familiar with “Scandal,” and some of the dialogue wasn’t as precise as it needed to be – but I do love watching Grasie Mercedes play Olivia Pope!

HEALTHCARE.GOV IS A REAL SCANDAL by Michael Hughes

Starring Grasie Mercedes (Olivia Pope), Kipleigh Brown (Kathleen Sebelius),Mitchel Baldwin (Jeff Zients), John Druska (Huck) and Josh Rachford (President Fitzgerald Grant III)

Directed by Adam Campbell-Schmitt

Watch “Paula’s New Friend” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 206: “Even Butter Can’t Make This Better”

June 27, 2013

The Paula Deen scandal was already headed into self-parody, so I thought that having her co-host the show with a black “friend” she barely knows would be a fun way to mine some comedy. Watching this again I was really happy with the result – it’s a little edgy but doesn’t go too far, and definitely makes the point I wanted to make about what Paula must truly think.

PAULA’S NEW FRIEND by Michael Hughes

Starring Kipleigh Brown (Paula Deen) and Grasie Mercedes (Gretchen)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Behind the Bachmann-Labra” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 203: “Don’t Come Back, Mann!”

June 8, 2013

With Michele Bachmann retiring from Congress, it seemed appropriate to write another sketch about the Bachmann marriage and see Marcus hanging out with the “boys.” I’m always worried with sketches like this that the jokes about Marcus Bachmann being gay walk a thin line between proper mocking of hypocrisy and just being offensive, but after watching this I’m satisfied this sketch falls on the right side of the line.

BEHIND THE BACHMANN-LABRA by Michael Hughes

Starring Kipleigh Brown (Michele Bachmann), Tommy Bechtold (Marcus Bachmann), Blake Walker (Kevin), Michael Hughes (Terrance) and Derek Reid (Pizza Boy)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

Watch “Arrested Delivery” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 202: “Believe It or Not”!

May 30, 2013

My look at the mania surrounding the premiere of the new episodes of “Arrested Development” on Netflix!

ARRESTED DELIVERY by Michael Hughes

Starring Jimmy Guidish (Matt), and Kipleigh Brown (Caroline)

Directed by Adam Campbell-Schmitt

Watch “Virgin Flight” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 197: “Do You Know Who I Am?”

May 5, 2013

A story about how passengers on Virgin America can now buy each other drinks gave me an excuse to bring back Top Story! Weekly’s favorite hero pilot who crash landed a plane in the Hudson River saving 155 people’s lives!

VIRGIN FLIGHT by Michael Hughes

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger), Kipleigh Brown (Teri) and Josh Rachford (Chad)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Watch “Season Pass or Fail” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 194: “The Balcony Is Closed”!

April 13, 2013

A little confession for you guys: I first wrote this sketch for a class I’m taking and decided to tweak it for TS!W. It’s inspired by my own difficulties keeping up with all the TV shows we “have” to watch these days (I’m only halfway through season two of “Breaking Bad”!). Probably better in concept than execution, but take a look and enjoy!

SEASON PASS OR FAIL by Michael Hughes

Starring Kipleigh Brown (Amanda), Stacy Rumaker (Daphne), Julia Wackenheim (Karen), Sean Cowhig (Craig), Phillip Wilburn (Pete) and Brian Vestal (Walter Nielsen)

Directed by Michael Hughes


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