Top Story! Weekly Nominated for Two 2012 INNY Awards!

Top Story! Weekly is very proud and excited to have been nominated for two 2012 Inny Awards!

We’ve received nominations for Best in Sketch Comedy (we’re the only show in Los Angeles to be so recognized, and one of only two outside New York and Chicago!) and Best Comedy Song (for “Sad Christmas Songs,” written by Michael Hughes and Gregg Lopez! We’re even nominated in the latter category with Flight of the Conchords!

And other folks in the TS!W family were nominated as well:

- Our home venue, iO West, was nominated for Best Venue and Best Training Program!

- One of our head writers, Matt Manser, was nominated for Best in Stand-Up!

- Bro Squad 5, featuring our writer/segment co-producer Phil Ranta, was nominated for Best in Long Form!

- And one of our writers, Keith Saltojanes, was nominated for Best Instructor, his team English Speaking Moose was nominated for Best in Long Form, and his school ImprovLA was nominated for Best Training Program!

If you could take a moment and vote for us in categories #7 and #11, we’d really appreciate it! Just follow this link!

Bob Morris Explains How Girl Scouts Are Undermining America!!

GIRL SCOUTING FOR TROUBLE by Greg Shouse

Starring Mike McLendon (Bob Morris), Kipleigh Brown (Madeline), John Druska (Dad), Jen Cain (Cindy), Amy Paffrath (Tina) and Jimmy Guidish (Edward)

Directed by Michael Hughes

President Obama Celebrates Mardi Gras!

FAT TAX TUESDAY by Dennis Oliver

Starring Derek Reid (Barack Obama), John Druska (Mr. Williams), Jen Cain (Tara) and Sean Cowhig (Justin)

Directed by Michael Hughes

A Republican Guy Insists on Not Using Any Birth Control!!

BIRTH CONTROL BLUES by Matt Blitz

Starring Amy Paffrath (Caroline) and John Druska (Gary)

Directed by Michael Hughes

The Top Story! Weekly Report for Sunday, February 26, 2012!!

THE TOP STORY! WEEKLY FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012

Starring Kipleigh Brown (Anchor), Jen Cain (Anchor), Derek Reid (Conan the Barbarian), Mike McLendon (ESPN Spokesperson), Jimmy Guidish (Mark Wahlberg) and John Druska (Porn Star)

Directed by Michael Hughes

During Top Story! Weekly’s Oscar Night Show, Drew Seeley Proposes to Amy Paffrath!!!

Our Oscar night show was very special.

At the end of our show, our very own Amy Paffrath got engaged to her boyfriend Drew Seeley!

Amy thought she was doing a desk piece on how to ask questions on the red carpet and that Matthew Lillard from “The Descendants” was going to make a surprise guest appearance. Instead, Matt (who was at the Oscars as this was going on!) made a video that introduced Drew, who asked the big question!

It was a great night - and many thanks to Matt Lillard, Hanson, Phillip Wilburn, Sean Cowhig, Johnny Archer and Brandon Sornberger for helping Drew pull this off!!

And here’s an edited version that has clearer shots of the videos by our celebrity guests!

Top Story! Weekly Report for the Week Ending February 26, 2012!

“The Artist” won the 2012 Oscar for Best Picture. So once again, the French could only win with the help of Americans.

According to a survey done by the Los Angeles Times, Oscar voters are 94% white with an average age of 62. Meaning next year’s Oscar front-runner is CBS’ Tuesday night lineup.

Paul Babeu, the Arizona sheriff who is co-chair of Mitt Romney’s campaign in the state, resigned after he was caught threatening to deport his gay Mexican ex-lover. Romney was shocked to discover that someone in his campaign had ever actually cared about a Mexican.
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Lin-Sanity Strikes the Workplace!!

LINSANE IN THE BRAIN by Michael Hughes

Starring Kipleigh Brown (Nora), Brian Vestal (Jack), Christopher Biewer (Pete) and Tammie Smalls (Linda)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Multiple Mitt Romneys Wreak Havoc!!!

ROMNEY, ROMNEY, ROMNEY by Jacob Harper

Starring Tommy Bechtold (Doctor Frankenstein), Matt Moore (Igor), Phillip Wilburn (Romney), Brian Vestal (Mitt) and Christopher Biewer (Willard)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tries to Make an Arms Deal with Hillary Clinton!

LET’S MAKE AN ARMS DEAL by John McNamee

Starring Matt Moore (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad), Jen Cain (Hillary Clinton) and Tommy Bechtold (Akhmad)

Directed by Michael Hughes