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

< 2018 >
  • Las Locas Comedy Presents: ¡El Primero Anniversary Show!

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM

    3407 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA

    3407 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA

    We’re muy excited to announce our February 2018 Showcase!
    It’s our First/Primero Anniversary!

    Saturday February 17th, 2018
    Doors 7:30pm/Show 8pm

    Busy Beaver Button Co, 3407 W Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

    Can you believe it’s been a YEAR? We’re celebrating the anniversary of the first Las Locas Comedy show and need your help to celebrate! We have a loca lineup of funny females to make you laugh! Come start out this amazing year with an evening of Latina/Latinx comedians – and one honorary loca!

    Your Hosts and Las Locas Comedy co-producers: Soli Santos & Janice V. Rodriguez

  • Mother Cluckers Comedy: The February Show!

    8:00 PM-11:00 PM

    26 South La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525, USA

    26 South La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525, USA

    Tis the season to get frisky… or abandon your family ASAP. Bring your Valentine or BFF to Mother Cluckers Comedy’s The Mother Cluckers’ THE FEBRUARY SHOW! Come laugh with your favorite female comediennes with an 8 PM show at Anderson’s Bookshop La Grange, followed by an amazing after party at Barrel House Social. Featuring the amazing talents of: Katie Meiners, Barbara Legan, Janice V. Rodriguez, Angelica Julia Davila, Stacey Marie Zapalac-Wixted, Sonal Aggarwal & KT Speetzen!

    We’ll see you at the show! #cluckyou

  • Funny Grabs Back: Mujeres Latinas En Accion

    7:30 PM-10:00 PM

    1720 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA

    1720 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA

    The first Funny Grabs Back of 2018 is here!!!!!! Hosted by Shirley Blazen and brought to you by The Ladylike Project, ALULU Brewpub, and Pinwheel Records.

    Help us raise money in support of Mujeres Latinas en Accion, a bilingual/bicultural agency that empowers Latinas by providing services which reflect their values and culture. Founded in 1973, Mujeres is the longest standing incorporated Latina organization in the nation. Over the years Mujeres has developed a comprehensive array of social services and advocacy initiatives that promote non-violence, reproductive health and leadership development.

    We’ll be selling raffle tickets at the door for $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20. All raffle proceeds will go to Mujeres Latinas en Accion!

    Featuring the tremendous talents of
    Chrissi Hartigan
    Ashley Victoria
    Megan Stalter
    Eric Persoon
    Headliner Janice V. Rodriguez

    We’ll also have ALULU Brewpub on hand pouring FREE BEER!!!!!

    Doors open at 7:30. Get here early to grab a seat, grab a beer, and GRAB BACK with us!

  • This One Woman: Kristi Yamaguchi

    7:30 PM-10:30 PM

    5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA

    5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA

    There is this one woman named Kristi Yamaguchi!. Kim Nelson, Sharup Karim, Neil Arsenty, Erica Reid, Jen Ducharme, Erin Conlon, Mary Lorenz, and Janice V. Rodriguez will share performances inspired by suggestion of the one and only Kristi Yamaguchi

    Hosted by Kyna Lenhof and Kendra Stevens.

    At our January show, we asked the audience to give suggestions of Olympians. The audience wrote down their suggestions, placed them in our Jar Full of Women, and we selected Kristi Yamaguchi from these suggestions.

    The show is free, but donations are accepted and split between the performers. Hopleaf is a 21 and older restaurant.