Janice V. Rodriguez,

(first name rhymes with Denise because she likes to be difficult), is a Chicago based entrepreneur and comedian. When she's not slaving over an unnecessary spreadsheet or micromanaging others, she performs her unique brand of stand up across the Chicagoland area. Janice uses her experience as being the whitest Latina she knows and an at best average marriage partner to tell her side of the story. Janice aims to bring a fresh perspective to topics related to her culture, Indiana upbringing (Indiana+culture=oxymoron) and her professional and personal lives. She's also really tired.

Janice regularly performs at Chicago area showcases and has performed at comedy clubs Zanies, Improv, The Drop (South Bend), Laugh Factory, Comedy Shrine and Jackie Knights (St. Augustine, FL). She has also been invited to several comedy festivals such as Chicago Women's Funny Festival, SheDot (Toronto), Lady Laughs (Madison) and LaughFest (Grand Rapids).

Janice is a founder and producer of Las Locas Comedy, a comedy showcase that features Latina comedic talent and our favorite locas.  Check out her performance calendar to see her at an upcoming show!

Upcoming Shows

< 2018 >
June
  • 07

    Oak Park Comedy Club

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Jun-07-2018
    Hamburger Mary's Oak Park
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    No additional detail for this event.

  • 13

    Homewood Comedy Club @ Grape & Grain

    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    Jun-13-2018
    Grape & Grain
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    No additional detail for this event.

  • 15

    ArtShow Season 4 Kickoff Party: Live Comedy & Gallery

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Jun-15-2018
    Cards for Humanity HQ
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    Join us for the launch of Season 4 Mental Health
    Live Standup Comedy – Improv – Gallery Style Art – BYOB

    Featured Comedians:
    Janice V. Rodriguez – @jvrodrig1029
    Emily O’Meara Szaflarski – @flarrrrrski
    Ben Kasl

    Featured Improv Groups
    Mind Cookies @mindcookieschi
    Electric Lady

    Featured Artists
    Noëlle Pouzar @noellepouzar
    Margaret Bobo-Dancy @bobo_dancy
    Nasli Lane @naswee
    Mike Angelo Rivera @mikeriveraphoto

    Free Admission
    Suggested $5 Donation

    Season 4 Mental Health
    Despite our level of “woke-ness” in 2018, mental health remains a subject that is often hushed, misunderstood, and whittled down to stigmas and stereotypes. This summer, ArtShow Chicago is putting a spotlight on the realities of mental health. We are unraveling topics like self-love, acceptance, validity, misdiagnosis, and resilience through the all-baring lens of local art and music. Please join us, in our 4th season, to gain a deeper understanding of mental health. #arthshowchicago #show4mentalhealth

  • 29

    Fuse Open Mic & Show

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    Jun-29-2018
    La Catrina Cafe
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    Fuse is a mixed open mic & show in Pilsen open to comedy, music, performance art, dance, story telling, spoken word, video art &+&+& WuTeVr you feel. Showcase features special POC, Women & LGBTQ performers from Chi City +**++****+

    $5 suggested donation
    >>><<<<< FEAT.Stand Up - Mona Aburmishanhttp://monacomedy.com/about/ Music - DaKidhttps://soundcloud.com/user-433004932Vendors:Marimacha Monarca PressOPEN MIC sign up at 7:45 pm for a 4-min spotHosted by Estephany Guzman & Janice V. Rodriguez***projector available for any video work***wheelchair accessible***gender-neutral restrooms***beverages will be available through Cultura in Pilsen; all sales are donations for this local volunteer-run organization - or you can purchase from the CafeProduced by: Cultura in PilsenEstephany Guzman& Ezra Emsy Amiri