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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July
  • 14

    Under the Twiinfluence Comedy Showcase

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Jul-14-2018
    The Chicago Place
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  • 20

    Back Room Comedy

    9:00 PM-11:00 PM
    Jul-20-2018
    Alive One
    2683 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614

    From the hilarious folks at Living Room Sessions, comes a NEW monthly comedy showcase at aliveOne called: BACK ROOM COMEDY!

    Each month we’ll feature six of Chicago’s best live comics in the back room for free. No drink minimum, no cover or sh*t like that – just laughs.

    Seating is limited and FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. There may be some be standing room available.

    Featured comics:

    St. James Jackson (Laugh Factory Chicago, Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
    Janice Rodriguez (Las Locas Comedy (founder/producer), Zanies)
    Eunji Kim (Cards Against Humanity, NBCUniversal/Second City Break Out Festival)
    Tim McLaughlin (Laugh Factory Chicago)
    Jess Martinez (The Second City)

    Produced by Colleen Brennan, Courtney Buckwalter, Lauren Hooberman and Jessica Besser-Rosenberg

    Please RSVP on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-room-comedy-july-2018-showcase-tickets-47198531077

    Following comedy night we will have a dance party featuring DJ Dan Maloney!