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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  • 20

    Las Locas Comedy - May Showcase

    8:00 PM-9:30 PM
    Karen Marie Salon
    1859 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

    Chicago Reader & Red Eye Recommended!!

    We’re muy excited to announce our MAY Showcase!
    Saturday May 20th, 2017 at 8pm SHARP!
    We have a loca lineup of funny females to make you laugh!

    Our Locas:
    Edith Lule
    Soli Santos (The Kates, Las Locas Co-Producer)
    Dina Nina Martinez (Zanies, Lady Laughs Festival)
    Le Aboav (Zanies, Spin Up Stand Up)
    Janice V. Rodriguez (Laugh Factory, Las Locas Co-Producer)
    Anna Lucero (The GoGo Show, Lincoln Loft)

    BYOB. Red & White Wines next door is offering all guests 10% discount night of event for craft beers and wine.
    **Donations accepted and shared with our showcase performers!**

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

  • 27

    The Kates at the Book Cellar

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    The Book Cellar
    4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

    Join the ladies of Lincoln Square on Saturday, May 27th 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.

    Saturday, May 27th 7pm
    FEATURING: Portia Turner, Janice V. Rodriguez, Catlyne Lasser, Zina Camblin, Jan Slavin, Elyse Nylin, Mary Rose O’Connor, and (HOST) Brittany Meyer

    $10 suggested donation at the door.

    Looking for more info on the kates or the kates on broadway Laugh Factory info? http://www.thekates.org/line-ups.html

    Looking to take some lady stand-up classes? WE GOT ‘EM!

  • 31

    You Joke Like A Girl

    8:45 PM-10:00 PM

    Hey Ladies! –
    Come out to our once monthly all-women’s comedy night. Start the night off right with our open mic and end with a showcase that will blow you away!!

    Grab a beer, or a coffee drink at the in-house cafe at Volumes Bookcafe and enjoy what is sure to be the best Wednesday you’ll have all month!!

    7:00 p.m. In person sign-up! 14 spots; 4 minutes each
    7:15 p.m. All-women’s Comedy Open Mic
    8:45 p.m. All-women’s Comedy Showcase

    Come join your host, Elyse Nylin and support the hilarious women of our May 31st showcase:

    Denise Medina
    Sarah Perry
    Kate Streit
    Janice V. Rodriguez

    Cash donations will be accepted to be split amongst the showcase members! Support women in comedy!!