Impress These Apes, the bastard step-child of Don’t Spit the Water, kicks off at The Lakeshore Theater tonight.Â We have eight new contestants, eight strenuous talent challenges, a laborious and overblown sci-fi plot, and a freaking smoke machine.Â Our last two tech rehearsals have done a lot to get me all geared up for our premiere.Â I can’t wait to throw the contestants into the mix and see how this all pans out.
The scores are all at zero!Â Following Impress These Apes is a lot like following your favorite reality shows, except it’s funnier, and you can watch things unfold live on stage.Â Of course if you can’t make it out to The Lakeshore Theater, you can also follow the action online, at www.impresstheseapes.com.
For the premiere, our contestants have been asked to write an original stand-up set.Â They’ve each been randomly assigned a standard stand-up cliche, which they have to work into their act as seamlessly as possible.Â Our hyper-intelligentÂ apes, Hollywood, Apehab, and Barry Shirley, are itching to score these performances on a scale of 1-10.Â At the end of the show, we’ll recieve another transmission from the future, where Gameshow Host and Professor Scoresboard assign next week’s challenge.
With Gameshow Host and Scoresboard trapped in the future, it’s up to our new hosts to keep things moving along… who are our new hosts?Â Find out tonight!
I’m so excited about kicking off this run.Â During the first two “seasons,” Apes was my favorite night of the week.Â This show at the Lakeshore is our largest production yet (microphones, man!), and hopefully sets the standard for Blewt! shows from here on out.
This is going to be fun.