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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  • 10

    Las Locas Comedy June Showcase

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

    We’re muy excited to announce our JUNE Showcase!
    Saturday June 10th, 2017
    8pm SHARP

    Karen Marie Salon, 1859 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

    We have a loca lineup of funny females to make you laugh!

    • Angelica Davila (The Kates, Funny Grabs Back
    • Soli Santos (The Kates – Cast Member, Las Locas Co-Producer)
    • Brittany Meyer (Strip Joker, Spin Up Stand Up)
    • Melissa Duprey (SUSHI-Frito, Mikey O Comedy)
    • Janice V. Rodriguez (Laugh Factory, Las Locas Co-Producer)
    • Amy Colon (Gotham Comedy Club, GQ Comedy Show)

    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

  • 11

    Mikey Os Local Locos Comedy Showcase

    7:30 PM-9:00 PM

  • 12

    Feminist Happy Hour

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 15

    Las Locas Comedy @ CWFF 2017

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

    Las Locas Comedy is muy excited to announce they are performing a comedy showcase as part of the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival on Thursday June 15th at 8pm at Stage 773.

    You will enjoy all the locaness of our favorite Las Locas performers:
    Soli Santos (LLC Co-Producer, The Kates Cast Member)
    Gwen La Roka (Zanies, TBS Just for Laughs)
    Janice V. Rodriguez (LLC Co-Producer, LaughFest)
    Deanna Ortiz (Lincoln Lodge, Laugh Factory)

    Purchase your tickets in advance. Only $15!

  • 16

    Tsarpalas/Rodriguez/Freeman/Ross at Chicago Women's Funny Fest

    10:00 PM-11:00 PM

    Join us for a hilarious evening of stand up comedy at Chicago Women’s Funny Festival! Buy your ticket here: http://bit.ly/2sxzQek

    Alexandra Tsarpalas is a quirky delight with a relatable style. She will dazzle with a mix of observational humor, storytelling and porcelain hands. Yes, porcelain hands.
    Janice V. Rodriguez is a Chicago based entrepreneur and comedian. Janice aims to bring a fresh perspective to topics related to her culture, Indiana upbringing and being the whitest Latina she knows.
    Ariana Freeman has a lot to say about kissing, senior citizens, and kissing senior citizens. Join her as she sifts through the complexities of these and other horrors that plague her daily life. One thing is guaranteed: you will leave the show feeling much better about yourself !
    Sandrell Ross‘s show revolves around relative everyday subjects , characters, and upbeat dark humor. She uses her big facial expressions, body, and beat boxing abilities to show&tell her story. As the audience, you will be shocked, surprised, and bombarded with laughter throughout Sandrell’s set. Its time to laugh!

  • 17

    The BESTival of CWFF

    8:00 PM-11:00 PM

    You will see the best of this year’s Chicago Women’s Funny Festival talent all in one hilarious variety show!
    Crist Guzman Comedy
    Stir Friday Night
    Janice V. Rodriguez
    Matter Dance Company
    Dina Nina Martinez
    Matt Damon Improv

    You’ll be enjoying:

    Regular Ticket ($20):
    8 – 10 Appetizers + Open Bar
    9 – 10 BESTival Variety Show

    VIP Ticket ($45)
    Everything in the $20 ticket
    10 – 11 Off Off Broadzway
    11 – 12 Strip Joker or Bevvy or Matt Damon Improv or STACKED
    MIDNIGHT: Chick-U-Bator After-Party with free beer from Temperance Beer Co. (closed to the public)
    + An ALL-DAY VIP Saturday Pass
    + Entry in the BESTival Raffle

  • 20

    All Of The Feels: Unforgettable

    8:00 PM-9:30 PM
    @North Bar
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    All of the Feels is back on June 20th for a show you will NOT want to miss. Not only is it the first time co-producer Natasha Samreny will be at the show, it is our first special show. And we are doing an All-Latina Showcase.

    The theme, you ask? “Unforgettable”

    The performers?
    Lily Be (storytelling)
    Salome Egas (dance!)
    Elizabeth Gomez (storytelling)
    Alicia Molina (comedy)
    Soli Santos (comedy)
    Carolina Gomez (music)
    Janice V. Rodriguez (comedy)

    Angela Vela and Natasha Samreny will be hosting.

    Doors at 730, hard start at 8. Suggested donation $5. All the money we collect goes to the performers for the night.

  • 24

    Gogo Show 06/24/17

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM

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