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Watch “Double Merger, Triple Threat” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 144: “Stop! In the Name of Health Care!”

April 3, 2012

Since the results of the SAG/AFTRA merger were being announced on Friday – after our submission deadline, I had to think of a way to write a sketch that wasn’t dependent on the results (even though the fact that they were announcing them in a press conference was a pretty good sign that the merger was going to go through). So I thought about the lengths to which actors go to get a break…and this comic look emerged.

DOUBLE MERGER, TRIPLE THREAT by Michael Hughes

Starring Jen Cain (Roberta Reardon), Brent Pope (Ken Howard), Marco Ragozzino (Kyle Drake Foster) and Mitchel Baldwin (Audience Member)

Directed by Michael Hughes

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Watch “TS!W 720: The SAG/AFTRA Merger” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 136: “Three Amigos”

February 7, 2012

We did a special show Super Bowl Sunday, just three actors in a “Grill the Candidates” format. (It was really good; you should check it out on the Top Story! Weekly YouTube channel.) Throughout the show Kipleigh Brown and Mike McLendon had only been anchors, so we thought that for the desk piece we’d give them the chance to play characters. Mike mentioned he does the spokesman in the GEICO ads, so he became AFTRA’s spokesman, and Kip did Angelina Jolie, as we looked at the proposed merger between SAG and AFTRA. Mike’s non sequitors, many of which he wrote, are pretty hilarious.

TS!W 720: THE SAG/AFTRA MERGER by Michael Hughes and Phil Ranta

Starring Kipleigh Brown (Angelina Jolie), Mike McLendon (Mike McGlone the GEICO Guy) and Phillip Wilburn (Anchor)

Directed by Phillip Wilburn


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