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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  • 07

    Oak Park Comedy Club

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Hamburger Mary's Oak Park
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    No additional detail for this event.

  • 13

    Homewood Comedy Club @ Grape & Grain

    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    Grape & Grain
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    No additional detail for this event.

  • 15

    ArtShow Season 4 Kickoff Party: Live Comedy & Gallery

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Cards for Humanity HQ
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    Join us for the launch of Season 4 Mental Health
    Live Standup Comedy – Improv – Gallery Style Art – BYOB

    Featured Comedians:
    Janice V. Rodriguez – @jvrodrig1029
    Emily O’Meara Szaflarski – @flarrrrrski
    Ben Kasl

    Featured Improv Groups
    Mind Cookies @mindcookieschi
    Electric Lady

    Featured Artists
    Noëlle Pouzar @noellepouzar
    Margaret Bobo-Dancy @bobo_dancy
    Nasli Lane @naswee
    Mike Angelo Rivera @mikeriveraphoto

    Free Admission
    Suggested $5 Donation

    Season 4 Mental Health
    Despite our level of “woke-ness” in 2018, mental health remains a subject that is often hushed, misunderstood, and whittled down to stigmas and stereotypes. This summer, ArtShow Chicago is putting a spotlight on the realities of mental health. We are unraveling topics like self-love, acceptance, validity, misdiagnosis, and resilience through the all-baring lens of local art and music. Please join us, in our 4th season, to gain a deeper understanding of mental health. #arthshowchicago #show4mentalhealth

  • 25

    Something Else! in June | Billie's Bday!

    8:30 PM-12:00 AM
    Beauty Bar
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    It’s Billie’s birthday (week) so come out and party with us!

    Something Else! @ Beauty Bar
    is a comedy and variety show, bringing you performers from the weirder side. And as always, afterward we’ll get down with an awesome dance party!

    Honoring the legacy and the energy of Salonathon, we are excited to #keepmondaysweird! These performers represent some of Chicago’s most weird and wild!

    Your hosts Bill Bullock and Sonal Aggarwal are honored to present:
    Clare Austen-Smith
    Carly Ballerini
    Janice V. Rodriguez
    Luke Schneider
    Cleveland Anderson
    Alyssa and denver
    With a dope dance party to follow brought to you by DJ Danny LeRoy

  • 29

    Fuse Open Mic & Show

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    La Catrina Cafe
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    Fuse is a mixed open mic & show in Pilsen open to comedy, music, performance art, dance, story telling, spoken word, video art &+&+& WuTeVr you feel. Showcase features special POC, Women & LGBTQ performers from Chi City +**++****+

    $5 suggested donation

    Stand Up – Mona Aburmishan

    Music – DaKid

    Marimacha Monarca Press

    sign up at 7:45 pm for a 4-min spot

    Hosted by Estephany Guzman & Janice V. Rodriguez

    ***projector available for any video work
    ***wheelchair accessible
    ***gender-neutral restrooms
    ***beverages will be available through Cultura in Pilsen; all sales are donations for this local volunteer-run organization – or you can purchase from the Cafe

    Produced by: Cultura in Pilsen
    Estephany Guzman& Ezra Emsy Amiri