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 >
May
  • 04

    My Belated Quinceañera

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    May-04-2018
    Comedy Shrine
    4034 Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora, IL 60504

    “It’s better late than never!” You’ve heard that handy saying used by defensive ex-lovers, overwhelmed mailmen, collapsed mine rescue workers, and other procrastinators. Well, GREAT NEWS, it’s also never too late! Hmmm. Actually, it is for some of us (Hillary!), but not all of us (Cosby!). Aren’t you smiling already? So, I’m throwing a belated quinceañera for everyone who never got one and everyone who wished they were invited to one, but never made the guest list (seriously though, how did you not make the guest list? Those guest lists are, like, 300 people long…). What can you expect at My Belated Quinceañera? Paper flowers, a puffy dress, games and a bit of improvisation! The evening’s entertainment is a quartet of incredible stand-up performances by: Aimee Blaze, Soli Santos, Kimberly Marion and Janice Rodriguez. You can dress up or dress down and invite everyone you’ve had a crush on since you were fifteen. Come party at My Belated Quinceañera May 4th and 5th at 8pm at The Comedy Shrine.

  • 05

    My Belated Quinceañera

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    May-05-2018
    Comedy Shrine
    4034 Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora, IL 60504

    “It’s better late than never!” You’ve heard that handy saying used by defensive ex-lovers, overwhelmed mailmen, collapsed mine rescue workers, and other procrastinators. Well, GREAT NEWS, it’s also never too late! Hmmm. Actually, it is for some of us (Hillary!), but not all of us (Cosby!). Aren’t you smiling already? So, I’m throwing a belated quinceañera for everyone who never got one and everyone who wished they were invited to one, but never made the guest list (seriously though, how did you not make the guest list? Those guest lists are, like, 300 people long…). What can you expect at My Belated Quinceañera? Paper flowers, a puffy dress, games and a bit of improvisation! The evening’s entertainment is a quartet of incredible stand-up performances by: Aimee Blaze, Soli Santos, Kimberly Marion and Janice Rodriguez. You can dress up or dress down and invite everyone you’ve had a crush on since you were fifteen. Come party at My Belated Quinceañera May 4th and 5th at 8pm at The Comedy Shrine.

  • 19

    Comedy for a Cure - A Benefit for Relay for Life of Southeast Chicago

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    May-19-2018
    UAW Local #551 Union Hall
    13550 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60633

    Tickets $20- includes 1 drink, 21+.

    Doors 6pm, Show 7:30pm

    Raffles, Cash Bar, DJ

    Tickets available at door

  • 25

    A Better Comedy Show

    9:00 PM-11:00 PM
    May-25-2018
    Shenanigans
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    DESCRIPTION
    A Better Comedy Show is a local comedy show, bringing national talent to the people of Northwest Indiana. Its like all the other stand up comedy shows you’ve seen… except better. Each month Chicago’s up and coming talent brave the journey down 80-94 to perform at Shenanigans, where a better setting, and better comics, make for A Better Comedy Show.

    This month’s show features

    Jayson Acevedo

    Michael Robinson

    Rebekah Gibson

    Janice Rodriguez

    K Frances Norris

    Brad Rickert

  • 29

    Taco Takeover Tuesday

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    May-29-2018
    Shakers on Clark
    3160 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

    WE ARE BACK!!! CONTINUE THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH US…

    Taco Takeover Tuesday Show & Open Mic

    May 29th at 8pm
    Shakers on Clark (3160 N. Clark)

    Show starts at 8pm, Open Mic In-person signup starts at 8pm, 9pm start

    Starring:
    Katie Paul
    Lindsey Shaw
    Jennie Mac
    Kate Cullan
    Janice V. Rodriguez

    Hosted by Sandy Lee

    FREE SHOW, 2 drink min and FREE TACOS!!

    Specials include:
    $3 Domestic Bottles
    $4 Well Drinks
    $4 Jager & Fireball Shots