Special Engagements

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
October 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

The most beloved family show in the world is coming to the heart of downtown Modesto, all the way from Las Vegas!  Join us for a fun time for the whole family and enjoy intelligent dogs and cats (all rescued) show off their acting skills alongside some talented hoomans!  

  What: POPOVICH Comedy Pet Theater

When: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

Where: Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K St, Modesto

How to buy tickets: Call 1-800-8383006, or visit

Sneak peak of our show: https://youtu.be/VaVTXtZCp5s

 Our show’s main actors are highly intelligent dogs and even house cats doing the craziest of tricks – all rescued from across the country and trained using positive reinforcement techniques to enhance their natural abilities! Along our furry co-stars are unique humans featuring European-style circus acts, amazing juggling and acrobatics! Featured on Animal Planet and were even finalists on “America’s Got Talent”, were guests on TV shows with Jay Leno, David Letterman & Craig Ferguson. 


Gregory Popovich is a lifelong advocate of animal rights. He has participated in fundraisers for animal shelters and neutering programs across the nation. Public-service announcements promoting responsible pet adoption are staples of Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater. All pets that perform in Comedy Pet Theater are rescues from shelters — and serve as furry ambassadors for animals seeking homes. “When people see these amazing, healthy animals on stage and decide to adopt an animal from a shelter themselves, my main message has reached the audience,” says Popovich — who grew up backstage in where his parents performed the circuses, with pets frequently his only playmates. He bonded closely with the dogs and cats, learning to communicate via words, signals and body language — a skill he likens to that of Mowgli, the child character in Jungle Book. Today, the furry or feathered performers in Comedy Pet Theater live in comfortable quarters as members of Gregory and wife, Izolda’s, extended household in Las Vegas. Those who grow too old for the stage live in pampered retirement.  Popovich is a master animal trainer who employs positive-reinforcement techniques in his training — coaching individual animals to perform tasks based on their natural habits. He has shared his expertise for raising, training and living harmoniously with pets in two books: You CAN Train Your Cat: Secrets of a Master Cat Trainer, and, Doggy Gone Good: A Master’s Guide to Teaching Manners, Tricks and Healthy Habits.


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Cuba International Circus Competition • Gold Medal – Juggling World Championships, Belgium • Gold Medal Winner for the International Circus Competition, Cirque de Demain Festival, Paris, France • 1st place Russian Circus Act Competition • Award of Excellence as the Greatest Technical Master of all times, International Juggling Association • Special Prize – World Circus Competition, Monte Carlo • Best Act of Season – Mexico City, Mexico • 2009 Entertainer of the Year Award, Circus Fans Association of America • “Audience Choice Award” at the Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles, CA • “Audience award” at the Austin Film Festival • Las Vegas movie of the year award “Excellence In Entertainment” by the Entertainment Consumers’ Exchange, inc