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Season 5 of Impress These Apes Ready To Rock Chicago

Chad Briggs | All photos by: Elizabeth McQuern

By: Elizabeth McQuern

TONIGHT, Chicago-based comedy powerhouse Blewt Productions is bringing Season Five of its 8 week talent contest Impress These Apes back to ComedySportz Theater (929 W. Belmont).

Called "Hands down the best comedy show in Chicago" by the Chicago Tribune (and described by Season Two Apes winner Kristen Studard as "the best and worst 8 weeks of my life"), Apes once again burdens 8 puny humans with the fate of all mankind, as they struggle with challenging weekly performances under the cruel gaze of their judges, three superintelligent apes from the future.

The Season Five cast includes Clare Kelly, Otis Fine, Chloe Ditzel, Rob Anderson, Alisa Rosenthal, Neil Arsenty, Dyan Flores, and Jamie Campbell, who are each sure to find their own special brand of hell during the 8 weeks of challenges like "stand-up with a puppet," "horror movie," and "interpretive dance" (from seasons past).

At the conclusion of last season, former Bastion editor Elizabeth McQuern chatted with freshly-minted Season 4 winner, Chad Briggs, as well the fearsome Apes themselves, one of whom admitted he could probably never hack it as a contestant himself.

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