Posts Tagged ‘Tillery Johnson’

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 “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

Top Story! Weekly’s Guide to the 10th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival!!

June 2, 2012

This Sunday, June 3rd, is the first night of the 10th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival at iO West! Top Story! Weekly is very excited to be taking part – we’ve put together a special show at a special time – Sunday June 3 at 10 (right after the Mad TV Reunion!). And joining us is one of the top comics in America – Bill Burr!!

Tickets are just $10, so make sure you get them now!! Not only will you see an awesome show, but you’ll help a great cause – part of the proceeds will go to the Chris Farley House, a residential sober living facility.

The festival runs from Sunday, June 3 till Saturday, June 9, with amazing shows and workshops every night. The cast of Top Story! Weekly will be hosting all week. And we’ll also be performing in other shows, and teaching workshops that you shouldn’t miss. Check them out after the jump:

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Watch “Hummer Nights” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 150: “Obama Comes Out”!!!

May 16, 2012

When the story of John Travolta being accused of sexually harassing masseurs broke, Matt Manser suggested a he said/he said song parody would be in order. And since probably the most famous song from “Grease” fit the bill, I went to work. There’s a couple of line flubs, but there’s some stuff I’m really proud of – especially the perfect scan of “John Travolta” to “Summer Lovin'” in the opening lines, and the “Look Who’s Talking” reference.

HUMMER NIGHTS by Michael Hughes

Starring Brent Pope (Okorie Okorocha), Gregg Lopez (Masseur #1), Tillery Johnson (Masseur #2), Phillip Wilburn (John Travolta), Blake Walker (Man #1), Josh Rachford (Man #2) Kipleigh Brown (Woman #1), Deanna Russo (Woman #2), Jen Cain (Crowd) and Tammie Smalls (Crowd)

Directed by Michael Hughes

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 “The Eternal Pyramid” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 147: “What Happens in Colombia…”!!

April 26, 2012

The sound is crappy on this one but you can still enjoy our tribute to Dick Clark as Matthew McConaughey tries to help him get into heaven!

THE ETERNAL PYRAMID by Michael Hughes

Starring Mike McLendon (St. Peter), Matt Moore (Dick Clark), Tillery Johnson (Matthew McConaughey) and Phillip Wilburn (Ed McMahon)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

Watch “A Very Brady Passing” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 140: “Angelina Leg Up”

March 8, 2012

I was kinda surprised at the extent to which Davy Jones’ death affected people. I think it’s because even though he was 66, the public’s image of him is frozen at the age he was in “The Monkees.” And of course there was one classic TV appearance he made after that: in the famous “Getting Davy Jones” episode of “The Brady Bunch.” Which gave me the idea for this sketch, which people really seemed to enjoy. (The key was figuring out the game with Bobby.)

A VERY BRADY PASSING by Michael Hughes

Starring Lauren Miller (Marcia Brady), Phillip Wilburn (Mike Brady), Kipleigh Brown (Carol Brady), Tillery Johnson (Bobby Brady) and Gregg Lopez (Greg Brady)

Directed by Kristina Adelmeyer

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


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