THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Live Standup Comedy on the Hill returns Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the 8:00 pm. A BRAND NEW GIANT 40-Foot Inflatable Screen will reflect the projection of the Drive-In Edition to those in the parking lot of Conejo Creek South at 1300 E Janss Rd in Thousand Oaks, California. Audience members can enjoy this setting with sound from their car’s FM Radio, or they can stay at home and attend via Zoom or YouTube Live. January’s lineup includes Dwayne Perkins, Andy Hendrickson, Karen Rontowski and Forrest Shaw. Professional local comedian Jason Love hosts and produces this monthly show in collaboration with the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. The brand new screen is a professional drive-in inflatable screen, forty feet wide by 22 feet high. The bottom of the screen sits ten feet above the ground to afford a perfect view for all cars to see the entire screen. In from of the screen is a stage for the comics to perform live in addition to their projections. Audience members are encouraged to honk their horns so the comics can hear the “laughter”. Those who choose to watch from their homes may laugh or chat with fellow audience members or via YouTube Live.
Karen Rontowski has a fast-paced, quirky and charmingly optimistic comedy style. She blends self-effacing and intelligent characters with her experience as a Paranormal Investigator, fascinated with the “afterlife”. Karen has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Sirius Satellite Radio, Comics Unleashed, Comedy.com, Live at Gotham, Comedy Central and Mysteries of the Unexplained. You can see her new special called “Ridiculous Me” on VidAngel.com.
Andy Hendrickson is a comedian, writer and actor that built his career in New York City. He now resides in Los Angeles. For 15 years he has been using a conversational style and material based on real life experiences. He’s had multiple TV appearances including: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Gotham Comedy Live and NBC/Seeso’s The Guest List. Internationally, Andy has performed at clubs and festivals throughout the world, including Canada, England, Holland and Ireland. He also performed for our troops on Outback’s Feeding Freedom Tour that provided entertainment for the troops on military bases across Afghanistan. His comedy CD “Underachiever” recently released to rave reviews and debuted in the iTunes Top 10.
Forrest Shaw is a stand up comedian and writer (The Jim Jefferies Show). His stand-up has been featured on Conan and Live at Gotham. As an actor he has appeared on FX (Legit), Comedy Central (The Jim Jefferies Show), and Animal Planet (Swamp Wars). His album Mister Grizzly, recorded with Comedy Records, can be heard on Sirius/XM Satellite radio, Pandora, and Spotify. He is co-host of The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast. Forrest is also co-writer (and lead actor) of the award-winning web series, Labor Days. He has also been featured in numerous festivals such as Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, Bridgetown, the Boston Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, and the Moontower Comedy Festival.
Producer and host Jason Love has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent, and over 20 national broadcasts. He has performed overseas for the troops and on the seas for cruise lines, and was a finalist at the Cabo Comedy Festival. Jason’s non-profit, Love & Laughter, brings free shows to cancer support communities and others in need. Currently Jason presents a free daily FaceBook Live show at 5:00pm.
Tickets are only available online. Drive in tickets are for a designated parking space that is at least 6 ft. from all other vehicles. Over-sided vehicles such are RV’s are not permitted. All patrons must remain inside their vehicles during the event. The radio station setting for FM Radio will be provided at the event. Restrooms are available. Patrons exiting their vehicle to use the restroom must wear a mask at all times when outside their vehicle. No more than 2 people per vehicle at a time may leave to use the restrooms. Patrons must maintain 6 ft. of social distancing when traveling to and waiting for the restrooms. Restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized during the event. There will be no concession sales but guests may bring their own snacks.
Standup Drive-in Comedy Tickets at the Drive-in are $25 per car. Viewing price for the show via Zoom and YouTube is $15.00. After payment, audience members will receive both a Zoom link and a YouTube Live link via email. Those who participate via the Zoom link will have their microphone open so as to provide some love and laughter for the comedians. Log in early at 7:55 pm for a pre-show chat with Jason Love. You can also appropriately on-chat to your friends during the show. Tickets may be purchased online only at www.hillcrestarts.com. For information please call (805) 381-1246.
WHAT: Live Standup Comedy on the Hill at the Drive In features a different line up of professional comedians on the second Saturday of each month. Some of Hollywood’s most popular headlining comics perform right here in our own backyard. December’s show features Jason Love (HBO, Last Comic Standing, Dry Bar Comedy), Dwayne Perkins (Netflix, Conan, Late Late Show), Andy Hendrickson (Letterman, Dry Bar Comedy), Karen Rontowski (Letterman, Comics Unleashed) and Forrest Shaw (Jim Jefferies Show, Live at Gotham).
WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Show begins at 8:00 pm live online
WHERE: Zoom and YouTube – live online
or at the drive-in located at
Conejo Creek South
1300 E Janss Rd.
Thousand Oaks, California
HOW: online only www.hillcrestarts.com
Drive in tickets per car $25
Participation link is $15.
Suggested for 18 and up.
After payment, audience members will receive both a Zoom link and a YouTube Live link via email. Those who participate via the Zoom Link will have their microphone open so as to provide some love and laughter for the comedians. Log in early at 7:55 pm for a pre-show chat with host Jason Love. You can also on-chat to your friends during the show.
DRIVE-IN ticket is for a designated parking space that is at least 6 ft. from all other vehicles. Over-sided vehicles such are RV’s are not permitted. All patrons must remain inside their vehicles during the event. An FM radio station setting for FM Radio will be provided at the event. Restrooms are available. Patrons exiting their vehicle to use the restroom must wear a mask at all times when outside their vehicle. No more than 2 people per vehicle at a time may leave to use the restrooms. Patrons must maintain 6 ft. of social distancing when traveling to and waiting for the restrooms. Restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized during the event. There will be no concession sales but guests may bring their own snacks. Cars may not be left with engines running; however, jump starts will be provided if necessary at the end of the event.
Hillcrest Center for the Arts