Comedian Gloria “Glory” Magaña shares how comedy helped her cope with childhood trauma, gave her hope, and inspired her to dream big. Join Nikki Young and Alyssa Najera as they talk with Gloria about self doubt, trauma, comedy, and Gloria’s own mental health journey as she moved from the hood life to the good life.
Interview with Gloria “Glory” Magaña
Gloria Magaña is a native Modestan and was born to entertain! As the youngest of 15, there was never a dull moment or a night without an audience! Glory began her career in 2012 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 T’s Comedy Club in Pleasanton, as well as in the Sacramento circuit at places like the Sacramento Punchline and Laughs U limited. She then went on to perform in Los Angeles at the Icehouse in Pasadena, 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!
And Glory just celebrated her 10th year comedy anniversary at the State Theater in Modesto in her Farewell Tour before heading off to the New York comedy scene.
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