We Own The Laughs: Modesto



One of California’s premier Comedy entertainment companies invades Modesto, CA with show-stealing performances from some of the funniest Latinas in the world of comedy as part of We Own The Laughs: Modesto on Friday May 12th inside The State Theatre. The event will be highlighted by performances from Melanie Silva, Gabby Vargas, Nacya Marreiro, Anna Valenzuela, and Luz Pazos. Drink, Mingle, & Laugh with some of the best comedians around California with our host for the evening being none other than the very hilarious Modesto Native Glory Magaña.

Enjoy a night of laughs with your favorite girlfriends with some amazing snacks and adult beverages provided by The State Theatre.

It’s the perfect start to an amazing Mother’s Day weekend.

Doors at 7; show at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $55, $45 & $35

18+ Comedy Event


Glory Magaña:

Glory Magaña was born to entertain! As the youngest of 15 there was never a dull moment or a night without an audience! Glory started her career in 2012 and first performed at The Purple Onion in San Francisco, CA, the same stage where Phyllis Diller, Woody Allen, and Richard Pryor paved their ways to fame. She made her way around the Bay Area performing at Cobb’s Comedy, San Francisco Punchline, Tommy Ts in Pleasanton, and the Sacramento Punchline. She then went on to perform in Los Angeles at the Icehouse in Pasadena (finally headlining this year!), the Laugh Factory in Long Beach and Hollywood, and The Comedy Store. Glory has since performed across the U.S and Mexico. You’ll be sure to have fun watching her animated presence on stage!

Featuring Comedians:

Serena Gamboa:

A Northern California native, Serena Gamboa has quickly become one of the most enjoyable attractions in the world of California comedy. Serena has opened many comedic legends, including Ellis Rodriguez, Mario Hodge, and Nick Larson. A two-time Modesto Area Music Awards winner, Gamboa has had unforgettable performances up and down the west coast, and it’s only a matter of time before she’s performing on some of the biggest stages in the world.

Gabby Vargas:

Gabrielle Vargas is a comedian, artist, actress, writer, model and producer. Putting the true meaning to renaissance women she is a woman of many talents. A Puerto Rican/Dominica raised in NYC & Florida. She recently made the move to the west coast and has been performing at clubs all over southern california like the ice house, the comedy chateau and the comedy store. Gabrielle studied acting, Improv and film studies in college, UCB NY and at Second City Hollywood. She specializes in a variety of characters, voices and perspectives. Her passion and drive for creating positive environments has helped her to bring an electrifying energy to the stage. She is a roast battle winner at the comedy store. Her no fear style of comedy is a contagious energy that’s known to cause spontaneous laughter. She is so grateful to share her voice and unique perspective with you.

Nacya Marreiro:

Nacya Marreiro is a stand-up comedian and actress born and raised in the coastal city of Portimao, in the South of Portugal. From an early age, she developed a passion for entertainment by being the life of the party at family gatherings and through stage performances during school. At 21, she left Portugal to become an international flight attendant at a prestigious airline in the United Arab Emirates. While traveling the world she started performing stand-up comedy in diverse cities such as Abu Dhabi, New York City, Washington D.C, Dallas, Norway and Germany. Her unique style and flair on stage has grown from open mics into opening up for Whitney Cummings, April Macie, Adam Ray,Dane Cook and participating at Skankfest NYC and Skankfest Houston. Nacya is also a trained actress, who’s been trained by the well-respected Juilliard alum and movie actress, Mona Lee and Carol Hickey Studio.She can be seen in commercials for Amazon and Omega XL as well as in sketch comedy shorts and in the romantic comedy movie ” Moving Valentine” which is coming out August 2022. Nacya currently lives between Austin,Texas (where she runs the popular comedy show called The Riff at the infamous Creek and the Cave, the success of this show has led to top comedians making guest appearances, such as Joe Rogan, Big Jay, Aaron Berg and Chris Redd) and New York, where she can be seen performing at The Stand and New York Comedy Club.

Anna Valenzuela:

Anna Valenzuela has a radiant smile that’s wonderfully at odds with her dark material. A trained black-belt, she’s fought her way to the top of LA’s competitive stand-up scene with sheer force of will and killer jokes. She can easily roast the audience, other comics, and herself with equal aplomb. Anna’s skills earned her a spot on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, where she emotionally destroyed her opponents while maintaining her balance in kitten heels. Her warm nature draws audiences in, and her expertly-crafted bits keep them coming back for more. She’s in-demand in LA and elsewhere, having been featured as for three years running at Broke LA, and also making regular appearances at the Comedy Store, and the Improv. She’s traveled out-of-state to festivals like All Jane and the Flyover Comedy Festival, and was a standout in her hometown at the Second City’s Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival. Accolades have come from other comedians too – Jackie and Laurie featured Anna as the comic of the week on their far-reaching podcast. As much in demand for her opinions as her jokes, Anna’s appeared on Fangirling streaming on Nerdist, and she hosts two podcasts: 12 Questions, an in-depth look at sobriety, and Bruja-ja, where three Latinas dish on all things Latinx.

Melanie Baldonado:

Melanie Baldonado was born and raised in Oxnard, California to a family of five children. She took a quick time-out from her California lifestyle to attend college at the University of Kentucky, where she majored in Kinesiology, Sociology, and well, fun.

She is a huge fan of the Kentucky Wildcats, and recalls that state, fondly, as “My Old Kentucky Home.” Residing once again in Southern California, (where she grew up loving the USC Trojans) she has taken to the stage to live out her dream of making people laugh.

A lover of people, fine wine, and good bourbon, she has contagious energy that makes her first on the party invite list. She has a strong critical eye, and likes to find humor in relationships, human behavior, and governmental nonsense. She does her best to be a clean comic, but hey, real life is a little dirty.


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Run Time:
120 min


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