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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    Waves of Laughter

    8:30 PM-10:00 PM
    Uptown Center for the Performing Arts
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    Waves of Laughter is coming back to the Uptown Center and this time we are raising some money for Dunebrook! 

    Please join Dig the Dunes and Colleen Brennan once again as we bring some of Chicagoland’s top comedians to the shores of Lake Michigan. 

    This year’s comedians include:
    Colleen Brennan
    Mickey Housley
    Jan Slavin
    Vik Pandya
    Gwen La Roka
    Janice V. Rodriguez

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    Hobart Art Theater Comedy Show

    8:00 PM-11:00 PM
    Hobart Art Theatre
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    Comedy Show

    Janice V. Rodriguez

    David James Spaliaras

    Headlining: Brian Aldridge

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    Jackpot Comedy

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    Laugh Factory Chicago
    3175 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL, 60657

    Jackpot Comedy
    Are you feeling lucky? Do you like standup comedy and a chance to win prizes? Well thankfully the Google Gods pointed you in the right direction! Jackpot Comedy brings the best comedians Chicago has to offer on one night and every audience member has a chance to walk away with gift cards, swag, and most importantly, laughs! Get your tickets now and don’t forget to show up, you never know when your number will be called! Age restriction: 18 years and over 2 drink minimum per person (can be non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage)

    Featuring Vincent Bryant and more comedians to be announced!

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    Las Locas Comedy Presents: The Rooftop Show!

    8:00 PM-10:30 PM
    Ampersand Cowork
    3317 W Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

    We’re back and as loca as ever!

    Las Locas Comedy is muy excited to announce our August 2018 Showcase!

    In 2018 – we’re doing our shows POP UP style all around Chicago!

    Saturday August 25th, 2018
    Doors 7:30pm/Show 8pm

    Location: Ampersand Cowork, Kimball & Fullerton

    Summer isn’t over yet! Come on out and enjoy an evening of Latina/Latinx comedians – and our favorite honorary locas on an amazing rooftop at Ampersand Cowork

    Your host: Janice V. Rodriguez (Laugh Factory, Improv)

    – Monica Andrade (Feminine Comique)

    – Susie An (Mother Cluckers)

    – Rima Parikh (Lincoln Lodge)

    – Elise Fernandez (Diamond Comedy Hour)

    – Whitney Chitwood (Laugh Factory)

    – Kellye Howard (Just For Laughs Montreal)

    BYOB. All guests are asked to drink responsibly. No talking allowed during the performance. Seating is first come first serve so please arrive early. We’re encouraging guests to bring a blanket as we will have picnic style seating on floor (roof top deck).

    Due to the special nature of this show, tickets are for sale and MUST be bought in advance! We appreciate your support!

    For more info about Las Locas Comedy please visit laslocascomedy.com and follow us on Facebook at Las Locas Comedy and on Instagram/Twitter @laslocascomedy