The Irvine Improv branches out this week and presents something a little different than up-and-coming standup acts with a two-drink minimum (though we enjoy those shows, too). This offbeat theater performance transforms audience members into party guests at Bob's surprise shindig, put on by his wife and best friend, who are attempting to drag Bob out of his mid-life-slump. And poor Bob could use some cheering up—he's just had his first colonoscopy and he's busy fending off AARP. Written by Lynn Shore, Mark Vogel and David Burnham, Happy 50ish! The Mid-Life Crisis Comedy Musical is a farcical look at turning the big 5-0—and that with loved ones by your side, it's really a time for celebration.
Sun., Feb. 23, 7 p.m., 2014