Seats open for stand-up comedy show



Scott Wood has an array of comic impressions at his disposal. One second he’s a befuddled Gary Busey, who thinks dryer lint is a condiment, and the next he’s President Donald Trump, who once fired Gary Busey.

He can also morph into “Taken” tough guy Liam Neeson, who threatens to use his “particular set of skills” to rough up terrorists who have taken … his cat.

“Return Mr. Whiskers, or I will find you,” he warns in Neeson’s icy Irish tone.

Wood and comic Orlando Leyba will be the headliners for Live Standup Comedy on the Hill, which takes place at 8 p.m. Sat., May 12 at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, across from The Oaks mall. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The center teams up with local comic Jason Love to produce a show with a new lineup each month. The 90-minute performance is for ages 18 and up only. Beer and wine may be purchased with valid ID.

Wood is known as Mr. Punchline because of his rapid-fire, eight-jokes-a-minute delivery. He works clean, too, so you don’t have to worry about hearing R-rated material.

He’s performed at the Comedy Store, the Ice House, the Laugh Factory and the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. He’s been seen on all the major TV networks, too.

Leyba was a finalist on NBC’s ‘Stand Up Showcase,” and has been seen on HBO. He’s performed at the Laughing Skull Comedy Fest and BigSky Comedy Fest and become a regular at other festivals and clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Love, who will emcee the evening, has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent and over 20 national broadcasts.

Tickets are $12 in advance for general admission and $15 at the door. Seating is first come, first served. Parking is free.

To purchase tickets or arrange accessible seating, go to the Hillcrest Center box office or call (805) 381-1246 or visit