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

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  • Apocalypse Comedy

    7:30 PM-9:00 PM

    3935 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613, USA

    3935 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613, USA

    Doors at 7:30pm Show at 8:00pm
    $5 donation show + BYOB

    The end of our world may be closer than you think! Are we going to stand by and let it crumble? No! We’re going to stand up and do something about it!

    Join us for a night of comedy in one of the best intimate theater spaces in the city!

    No pressurized blood hose this time! Promise!

    Noe Gonzalez
    Jillian Ebanks
    Max Thomas
    Janice V. Rodriguez

    B. Casper
    Naomi Spungen
    Tucker Brookshire

    Hosted by: Dan Garcia

  • Not Yet Famous

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM

    1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA

    1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA

    Not Yet Famous is a multimedia project designed to give a platform for the hottest up and coming female and queer comedic talents in this city.
  • The Kates @ The Book Cellar

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM

    4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

    4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

    Join the ladies of Lincoln Square on Friday, Dec. 8th for Chicago’s best all female storytelling and stand-up comedy show! Why all female? WHY NOT!

    Laugh it up and enjoy the cupcakes and wine selection from The Book Cellar. Or not, no pressure! We’ll be there either way.

    Friday Dec. 8th
    Erica Reid Amy Sumpter Jessica Besser-Rosenberg Courtney Bianca Kate Streit Janice V. Rodriguez Marla Depew Hosted By Alexandra Tsarpalas

  • Las Locas Comedy December 2017 Showcase

    8:00 PM-9:30 PM

    1859 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

    1859 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

    We’re muy excited to announce our December 2017 Showcase!
    Saturday December 16th, 2017
    Doors 7:30pm/Show 8pm
    Karen Marie Salon, 1859 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
    It’s the last show of 2017 and we have a loca lineup of funny females to make you laugh! Come close out this amazing year with an evening of Latina/Latinx comedians – and one honorary loca!
    Your Host: Janice V. Rodriguez (LaughFest, Las Locas)
    – Estephany Guzman (Stuff Open Mic & Show)
    – Angela Vela (Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, Seven Deadly Sins)
    – Soli Santos (Laugh Factory, Las Locas)
    – Alex Kumin (Jokesplaining, Feminine Comique)
    – Antonia Arcely (Improv, Zanies)
    BYOB. Red & Wine shop next door offers 10% discount night of event for craft beer and wine. All guests are asked to drink responsibly. No talking allowed during the performance. Seating is first come first serve so please arrive early.
    **Donations accepted and shared with our showcase performers!**

    For more info about Las Locas Comedy please visit laslocascomedy.com and follow us on Facebook at Las Locas Comedy and on Instagram/Twitter @laslocascomedy