Both laughter and tears can be cathartic, but only laughter is OK in front of your dog. Laugh until you cry with this GrouponLive deal to see the Funniest Housewives of Orange County at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. For $20, you get two general-admission tickets for the show on Saturday, May 26, at 8 p.m. (a $40 value). Doors open at 6 p.m.
The femme fatales of the Funniest Housewives of Orange County comedy troupe skewer stereotypes with savage glee, eliciting bountiful laughter with a diverse cast of outrageous characters. Reality-show trophy matrons, desperate or irresolute hausfraus, and ladies of catamount inclinations get their comic comeuppance in a rollicking show that has tickled ribs on Oprah and ended Dr. Phil's blues career. Each character is named for her quirk, with painfully familiar personas such as the unflappably dorky Goofy Housewife and the proudly lethargic Lazy Housewife. Anti-Aging Housewife Cindy Burns sizzles in a set lampooning nouveau riche delusions of youth, and Trailer Trash Housewife Vicki Barbolak garners doublewide guffaws with her brash, leopard-print personality. High-Strung Housewife Frances Dilorinzo and Inappropriate Housewife Kira Soltanovich multitask outbursts of cackles, and other personality types such as the hippie and the libidinous octogenarian strike funny bones with Jungian malaise. Male man Vince Harper hosts the comedy carousel, providing insight from the trophy case's point of view.