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By Felicia Aleman

Hello, hello, hello.  It’s November and time to be thankful.  I’m thankful for winning the MAMA award.  After only a year and a half into comedy, it was quite an honor to be nominated and surprising to win.  The other nominees are more experienced and have all been supportive in booking and encouraging me.  Sounds sappy, but it’s hard to express how much this has meant to me.  So as it is with meeting any milestone, now the real work begins…

INTERVIEW:  This month I talk to 209 comic and two-time MAMA Award winner Jimmie Menezes.  Jimmie has been active in the local comedy scene for six years and has produced shows throughout the 209 including the BrewHaHa at the former Hero’s and for the last year has run a monthly comedy show at the Outpost Saloon (last Wednesday of every month).  Jimmie has also been my mentor–my first open mic and first show were his productions.  Since then we have hit the road together going to open mics and performing whenever possible.

We talk about how to get a MAMA win (spoiler alert:  promotion, cross-promotion and more promotion), putting on shows and being on the road.  The video will be available on my Facebook page Felicia Aleman Comedy as well as on the Modesto View YouTube page.

SHOWS:  FREE SHOWS:  Every Tuesday:  Cheroot Lounge, Modesto at 8 run by Anthony K.  November 12 the Cozy Corner Tavern in Livingston at noon (a comedy break between football games) run by Jimmie Menezes.  November 17 at 9 is Ha Sauce Comedy Delight at Pizza Factory Turlock run by AJ DeMello and headlined by Jason Lawhead.  November 29 at the Outpost Saloon at 8:30 run by Jimmie Menezes.  SHOWS WITH COVER:  November 11 at 8:30 $10 is Deaf Puppies Strings Comedy Night in Manteca featuring headliner Jason Resler.  December 2 at 8 (it’s close enough to November, right?) Mr. Tay Comedy Twist at Cancun Restaurant in Stockton with headliner Skillz Hudson.  OUT OF THE AREA:  On November 15 I will be performing on 209 comic Saul Trujillo’s showcase at Laugh’s Unlimited in Sacramento.  All of these shows feature the best of local and touring comedians.  You deserve a date night, so get out there.

If you need to reach me before next month, you can always contact me at otherwise, I’ll be here next month.  Go have some laughs!

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About the Author:

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art, and Comedy in the Central Valley for years. He ran the award-winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. In addition, he is the managing editor of ModestoView and writes the MAMAView and GeekView. Middagh works with the Modesto Area Music Association and books Music in the Plaza. In addition, he owns and operates Graffiti-Con, where cars and pop culture intersects. More recently, Middagh has been working with the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum, helping to create unique events that help raise funds and awareness of the museum and its mission. On top of that, you can tune into one of two shows that Middagh Goodwin hosts on KCBP 95.5 FM; This is SKA and MAMA Radio.