Posts Tagged ‘Melissa Okey’

Watch “El Alcalde y La Profesora Caliente” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 94: “Okey Dokey”

March 24, 2011

One of my all-time favorite recurring sketches in Top Story! Weekly is “El Alcalde de la Pasión,” where we depict L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as the star of a telenovela who is consumed with….PASSION! We haven’t been able to do it in quite some time since Neil Garguilo – who indelibly plays El Alcalde (and is one of my favorite people to write for in the world – in fact, who just plain is one of my favorite people in the world) – hasn’t been available on Sunday in a while. Fortunately, he was available this past Sunday – and with the layoffs hitting the LAUSD, the opportunity to make El Alcalde hot for teacher was too good to pass up!

EL ALCALDE Y LA PROFESORA CALIENTE by Kristina Adelmeyer and Michael Hughes

Starring Neil Garguilo (Antonio Villaraigosa) and Melissa Okey (Ms. Miller)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

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Watch “Couples Therapy” with Nicholas D’Agosto from Top Story! Weekly Episode 85: “The Age of Ophiuchus”

January 25, 2011

Unfortunately the video quality’s not as good as usual – but you can still enjoy the awesome work done by our special guest, Nicholas D’Agosto from “Heroes,” “Fired Up”, “Election” and the forthcoming “From Prada to Nada” and “Final Destination 5!”

You can see all of the sketches Nick’s done in our show by following this link!

After President Obama’s call for greater civility, John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi try to strengthen their relationship by entering couples therapy!

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COUPLES THERAPY by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 85: “The Age of Ophiuchus”

Starring Nicholas D’Agosto (Trent), Amy Paffrath (Eden), Phillip Wilburn (John Boehner), Kipleigh Brown (Nancy Pelosi), Melissa Okey (Eileen) and Christopher Biewer (Porter)

Directed by Michael Hughes

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

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 “A Shore Decision” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 84: “Oh, Captain, My Captain!”

January 11, 2011

A scheduling mixup means that the Barnes and Noble at LA’s Grove has two “great” authors for a book signing at the same time – Snooki and George W. Bush!!

And check out the hilarious interviews (featured on the front page of the Huffington Post comedy section!) that our writer Ross Everett did with fans of Snooki who were at the real book signing!

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A SHORE DECISION by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 84: “Oh, Captain, My Captain!”

Starring Artemis Pebdani (Snooki), Phillip Wilburn (George W. Bush) and Melissa Okey (Pat)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

Watch “Chelsea Handles Brangelina” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 81: “Lame Duck, Lame Duck, Goose!”

December 17, 2010

Chelsea Handler lashes out at Angelina. I get to write another sketch with Jennifer Aniston!

Chelsea Handler’s onstage slams at Angelina Jolie draw a surprise visit from her new best friend – Jennifer Aniston!

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CHELSEA HANDLES BRANGELINA by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 81: “Lame Duck, Lame Duck, Goose!”

Starring Melissa Okey (Chelsea Handler), Shannon Ayers (Jennifer Aniston), Phillip Wilburn (Emcee) and Matthew Harris (Server)

Directed by Tom Repetto

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 “Happy Rock-Aversary” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 72: “O Go, O Go, Emanuel”

October 7, 2010

I broke out all my worst Stone Age puns for this sketch – I’m especially proud of “Mi-Shale Obama” and “Sean Granite-y”

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Flintstones,” Fred and Barney welcome a special guest – President Ba-ROCK Obama!

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HAPPY ROCK-AVERSARY by Michael Hughes – from Top Story! Weekly Episode 72: “O Go, O Go, Emanuel”

Starring Phillip Wilburn (Fred Flintstone), Brian O’Connell (Barney Rubble), Melissa Okey (Wilma Flintstone), Kipleigh Brown (Betty Rubble), Matthew Harris (Ba-Rock Obama), Artemis Pebdani (Ann Margrock), Derek Reid (Singer), Drew Droege (Singer) and Brent Pope (Guest)

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 “¿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


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