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By Chris Murphy

Wanna bet you can’t do it?
What do you think this contest is?
It’s a clean comedy competition. Yes, you read right, this is a competition to see who can make us laugh and keep it all clean. Really family friendly, no F-bombs and stuff that is really funny. So which area comedians are up for the challenge? Who can do it? The entries are rolling in now and this event on May 20 is going to be hecka-funny.

ModestoView and the Gallo Center for the Arts have teamed up to present the 2016 Clean Comedy Competition. 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

You want to go on the Tonight Show or Colbert? You need to have 8-9 minutes of stomach ache laugh inducing gut busting comedy. Class clown? Pro comedian? Send your audition video in. Jon Fox, producer of the San Francisco and Seattle Comedy Competitions will be one of the judges, so this is a shot at the big leagues. Sign up today and get your showcase ready.

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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.