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. Check out her performance calendar to see her at an upcoming show!
I’m super excited to be headlining my first club date in my home state of Indiana. My chingona amiga from Texas, Irma Ruiz, is joining me as a co-headliner at The Drop Comedy Club in South Bend, IN.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, WBEZ is proud to celebrate Las Locas Comedy’s five-year anniversary at Madison Street Theater in Oak Park on Friday, October 14.
Lady Laughs Comedy – Madison, WI – TBD
MLK Weekend Comedy Show – Decatur, IL
Laugh on Comedy Show at Atmosphere
Sabado Night Laughs – Reggies Comedy Shack
La Cabrona Comedy @ The Charreada
Las Locas Comedy Presents: Chingona Comedy Hour
Comedy at Stella’s on State- Lockport, IL
The Bridge is Up – Small World Bar & Grill