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Theatre Asylum
between N Cahuenga and Vine 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
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Learn more about Steve Ochs.


Life in the Middle Ages is a medieval-themed, multi-media, one-man comedy show that equates the horrifying epiphany that initiates midlife crisis with receiving a terminal diagnosis from your doctor, thus triggering the five stages of grief. Writer/performer Steve Ochs (pronounced “Oaks” like the Phil) takes aim at mortality, vitality and inevitable immobility in this fast-paced evening of laughs and tears.

Strictly speaking to and for those experiencing middle age, people under the age of 30 are being strongly deterred from attending the show. In fact, as a courtesy to those who have not yet officially entered middle age, the show comes with the following caution, “Warning: this show is rated NC-30. Attending this show may cause early onset midlife crisis in persons under thirty.”

Steve Ochs is a recovering stand up comic. If you watched a lot of stand up comedy live or on TV during the ’80s, you may remember him as Steve O. — before the other guy got the name. Richard Pryor called him, “One funny motherf**ker,” New York Nightlife compared him to Lenny Bruce and the Orlando Sentinel called him, “fast, funny and sometimes biting.” He retired from the stage about 17 years ago, mostly due to lack of inspiration, but his midlife crisis has driven him back into the fray.

About the Ticket Supplier: Combined Artform/Theatre Asylum

Founded in 1998, C.A.F.E. (Combined Artform Entertainment) is on a mission to develop and combine all art forms to pioneer the “arts of the future,” as well as be an active and supporting member of the San Francisco—and now Los Angeles—performance production scene. Created by Producing Artistic Director Matthew Quinn, and joined by Steve Kahn in 1999, C.A.F.E. has collaborated with actors, singers, filmmakers, sketch comedy groups, musicians, improvisers and fine artists in more than 100 shows, including Santaland Diaries, Eavesdropper (SF), Monday Night Improv Jam (SF), Thursday Night Improv Jam (LA), PAPA (at the Eureka with Open Fist), Tilted Frame Improv and the SF Solo Festival.