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!
It Takes A Womanhttp://www.janicevrodriguez.com/event/it-takes-a-woman/
Joking At the Skokie
It Takes a Woman
Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:00PM
7924 Lincoln Ave
Skokie, IL 60077
A night of comedy hosted by Jan Slavin. Featuring Mona Aburmishan, Colleen Brennan, Kat Herskovic, Eunji Kim, Denise Medina, Janice V. Rodriguez, and Mary Zee
Las Locas Comedy August Showcasehttp://www.janicevrodriguez.com/event/las-locas-comedy-august-showcase/Karen Marie Salon1859 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
We’re muy excited to announce our AUGUST Showcase!
Saturday August 12th, 2017
Karen Marie Salon, 1859 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
We have a loca lineup of funny females to make you laugh! Come join us for an evening of Latina/Latinx comedians – and one honorary loca!
Your Host: Soli Santos (The Kates – Cast Member, Zanies, Las Locas)
– Tiera Diaz (Feminine Comique)
– Courtney Buckwalter (Living Room Sessions, Zanies)
– Janice V. Rodriguez (Las Locas, Mikey O)
– Elizabeth Gomez (The Kates – Cast Member, Drinkers with Writing Problems)
– Marilee Pheniece (TBS Just for Laughs, Chicago Women’s Funny Fest)
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
Matt Damon Improvhttp://www.janicevrodriguez.com/event/matt-damon-improv/Annoyance Theatre & Bar ~ 851 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657851 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
I’ll be performing stand up at the awesome Matt Damon Improv show.
The cast of Matt Damon Improv is comprised of all women of color “slaying improv comedy,” sometimes featuring a special guest white male(Matt Damon) or female (Lena Dunham) improv comedy veteran who can only speak when repeating things that the women of Matt Damon Improv have already said in the show – forcing the guest Matt Damon/Lena Dunham to really listen and take a baby step in a woman of color’s shoes.
The weekly variety show will also showcase guest stand-up, sketch comedy, and solo performance acts by women of color. Each weekly show promises to be “Intersectional AF” and provide a safe platform for women of color to share performances that confront the current racial tension and social issues within the world around us.
Mom Genes: Total Eclipse of the Hearthttp://www.janicevrodriguez.com/event/mom-genes-total-eclipse-heart/Cafe Mustache2313 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit lonely…
You don’t have to feel alone for this eclipse baby because Jan (Alexandra Tsarpalas) and Barb (Kristin Lytie) are having a party! The Moms are excited to celebrate all that is Bonnie Tyler in this astrological wonderland with special guest Mom Kyna Lenhof.
Turn around bright eyes, don’t fall apart because we’ve got stand up from:
Janice V. Rodriguez
And I need you now tonight, and I need you more than ever
to check out our headliner:
Amy is a staple in Chicago comedy, has been on Last Comic Standing, and is part of an all female Beastie Boys tribute band called She’s Crafty–is there anything she can’t do?!
A Lill Annoyance Stand Up Showhttp://www.janicevrodriguez.com/event/lill-annoyance-stand-show/Annoyance Theatre & Bar ~ 851 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657851 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
No additional detail for this event.
Yippie Festivalhttp://www.janicevrodriguez.com/event/yippie-festival/Prop Theater ~ 3502 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 606183502 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Laugh You Bastards, Prop Theater – 11PM
Laugh You Bastards Vol. 4.5
Comedy – 60mins
Laugh You Bastards is a DVD Showcases series featuring the finest comedians from the scene who bring their unique vision to the stage for this special event. This is an hour of comedy you do not want to miss. Featuring Trevor Gertonson, Julia Brown, Janice V. Rodriguez, Sonal Aggarwal and Zach Zajak.
Ladybits Variety Showhttp://www.janicevrodriguez.com/event/ladybits-variety-show/
We’re very proud to put on the 15th Ladybits Variety show! Where amazing women from all over Chicago entertain your pants off! Enjoy stand-up, story-telling, sketch, improv, and more!
FREE! BYOB! Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.
Hosted by Val Agnew
Janice V. Rodriguez – Stand Up
Besty – Improv
Lydia House – Solo Sketch
Leah Slater – Stand Up
Micha Goolsby – Music
The Manson Family Players – Sketch
DivaLa Vida – Burlesque
Jokesplaininghttp://www.janicevrodriguez.com/event/jokesplaining/Laugh Factory Chicago3175 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL, 60657
Jokesplaining is a monthly showcase featuring the top comedic talent in Chicago. Each month we bring you a fresh lineup of voices who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries and challenge the status quo! Round up some friends and join us for a night of comedy you won’t forget! Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)
Performances by Alex Kumin, Janice Rodriguez, Jeanie Doogan, Erica Clark, Deanna Ortiz, Chelsea Hood and Kellye Howard! Tickets at http://www.laughfactory.com/clubs/chicago
A Night of Songs, Laughter & Lovehttp://www.janicevrodriguez.com/event/night-songs-laughter-love/
The night starts out with everyone taking part in Stamp Out Hate’s August action by writing a thank you postcard to persons/organizations working against white supremacy. Supplies/stamps provided.
Then, onto the self-care! Treat yoself first by laughing your head off and then by being serenaded by an Australian troubadour.
Songs by Darren Hanlon (Australia)!
Comedy by Taco Takeover!
Write a Stamp Out Hate postcard!
Suggested donation of $5 – $10
Taco Takeover Comedians:
Janice V. Rodriguez