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 (which actually just equals one really overworked life).

Janice has performed at a variety of comedy clubs such as Zanies (Old Town & Rosemont), Improv, The Drop, Laugh Factory, and Jackie Knights (St. Augustine). She has also been invited to perform at several comedy festivals such as Chicago Women's Funny Festival, SheDot (Toronto) and LaughFest (Grand Rapids).

In 2017, Janice, along with comedian Soli Santos, created a new Chicago comedy showcase that features Latina comedians, Las Locas Comedy.  They recently celebrated their one year anniversary! Las Locas Comedy is heading to Northwest Indiana on March 3rd to perform as part of Tomfoolery's 4th Anniversary (plus she's got some other great shows)! Check out her performance calendar to the right to see her out at another upcoming show!