Janice V Rodriguez

(first name rhymes with Denise – you can ask her mom), is a Chicago-based entrepreneur and comedian. When she’s not wasting time on an unnecessary spreadsheet or micromanaging others, she performs her unique brand of stand up comedy 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, and her professional and personal lives. She’s also really tired.

Janice regularly performs at Chicago area comedy and storytelling showcases and has performed at comedy clubs across the Midwest and USA including Zanies, Improv, The Drop (South Bend), Laugh Factory, Comedy Vault, Comedy Bar (Dubuque), LOL Comedy Club (San Antonio) Comedy Shrine, The Market Lounge, The El Paso Comic Strip  and Jackie Knights (St. Augustine, FL). She has also been invited to perform at 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/Latinx comedic talent and our favorite locas of any background. She’s also the Executive Director of the Latina Comedy Festival and cohost and co-producer of the Defending Indiana podcast, now entering its 4th season.  Check out her performance calendar to see her at an upcoming show!

See Me in LA in February!

Finally! I’m heading to LA to perform! After an airline meltdown prevented my December 2023 mini-tour, I’m ready to perform at a series of dates around LA, The Valley, and the OC.

Read More »
Previous slide
Next slide


June 2024

Chingona Comedy Hour at Laugh Factory Chicago

Summer Comedy Series – Gamers Hall 

Still Not Friday – Aurora – Two Brothers Roundhouse

Ann Arbor Summer Arts Festival Top of the Park Comedy Show

Sabado Night Laughs at Surge Billiards Logan Square – Pride Show (producing)

July 2024

The Comedy Bar

Sorry for Killin’ – Laugh Factory

Buena Onda – Lincoln Lodge

Sabado Night Laughs

August 2024

Chingona Comedy Hour at Laugh Factory Chicago

Teachers Gone Bad – Back to School Edition – Laugh Factory Chicago

Sabado Night Laughs