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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 “Octocare” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 149: “Like a Lemon to a Lime, a Lime to a Lemon”

May 9, 2012

So the Octomom is doing porn. And Artemis Pebdani is in the cast so she can reprise her great characterization of Nadya Suleman. But you don’t want to make a cast member do anything tawdry. The solution? Have the Octomom take a job where she can show off her “stellar” child care skills!

I’m also really proud of the way we addressed the passing of Adam Yauch in this week’s show. Rather than do a sketch on it (not really feasible since the news broke after our submission deadline) or do a joke (which seemed inappropriate), all of our interstitial music in the show was by the Beastie Boys. I even used the opening bars of “Sabotage” to open the show in place of our usual opening. And what better way to pay tribute to a great musician, than with his music?

OCTOCARE by Michael Hughes

Starring Artemis Pebdani (Nadya Suleman), Josh Rachford (Ross), Julia Wackenheim (Samantha) and Tommy O’Rourke (Jack)

Directed by Michael Hughes


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