ModestoView Gallo Center Team Up for Clean Comedy

Ready to make us laugh?

ModestoView and the Gallo Center for the Arts are presenting a new talent contest at the performing arts venue on Friday, May 20. “The ModestoView Clean Comedy Competition” will feature five comedians vying for a $500 prize and automatic entry into the Gallo Center’s seventh annual “Valley’s Got Talent” show on August 26 & 27.

The five comedians chosen by ModestoView and the Gallo Center to participate in the competition will each perform an 8 to 10-minute stand-up routine. The winner will be chosen by a panel that includes representatives of the local arts and entertainment community, as well as Jon Fox, producer of the prestigious, 40-year old San Francisco Comedy Competition as well as the Seattle International Comedy Competition.

There is no cost to enter the competition, which is open to any non-professional comics, at least 16 years of age, who reside in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. Contestants must complete an application and return it by mail to the Gallo Center no later than April 8. A YouTube or other video link to a stand-up performance example, or a DVD, is required with the application. Auditions will take place on a date to be announced. For additional information, email questions to>.

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.