CHINGONA COMEDY HOUR ENDS THE SUMMER OF 2022 WITH LOLS

Our September 2022  show was pure chingona! Our #loca4life fans (and some new locas/os/x!!) SHOWED UP time to enjoy a night of Latina/x/e comedy at the world famous Laugh Factory featuring headliner Chicago’s very own (a Detroit original!) Hilary Jimenez. We had an amazing night of loca laughs and had three first time locas on the show, including a special guest from Texas!!

Each month, we’ll continue to celebrate Chingonas and our favorite Latinx and honorary loca comedians from across Chicagolan and the country. A special shoutout to our comedians, the staff and management at the Laugh Factory, and all of our loca fans who keep coming out every month to show their support.

Keep supporting diverse voices in comedy! 

Tickets on sale for October 6th, 2022 aqui.

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Janice Rodriguez

Nana Rodriguez

Kenya Elan

Jade Esteban Estrada

Olivia Carter

Hilary Jimenez

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY MAKES HISTORY WITH THE FIRST ANNUAL LATINA COMEDY FESTIVAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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Janice Rodriguez

Las Locas Comedy

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laslocascomedy@gmail.com

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Las Locas Comedy Makes History With The First Annual Latina Comedy Festival

Las Locas Comedy is Chicago’s only monthly Latina stand-up comedy show. After four years of standing-room-only shows across the city, the show graduated to a highly-coveted spot at the world-famous Laugh Factory Chicago in 2021. Now, they’re leveling up once again by putting on the first ever Latina Comedy Festival.

Chicago, IL August 15th, 2022 – Las Locas Comedy hosts the first annual Latina Comedy Festival at The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.) on Saturday, August 20th, 2022 at 6 pm. Voted Best BIPOC Show by Lady Laughs Comedy in 2020, Las Locas Comedy is proud to present over 15 local Latina/e comics in one night. From heavy hitters like Eliana La Casa (Comedy Central Latinoamerica), Deanna Ortiz (The Lincoln Lodge), and Soli Santos (Zanies) to up-and-coming talent like Hilary Jimenez (Laugh Factory), Remy Gonzalez (Laugh Factory), and Anna Lucero (The Lincoln Loft), the festival welcomes a wide range of comics and comedic styles.

In an industry where Latinas represent less than 1% of comics booked at comedy clubs across the country (The Comedy Club Database), Las Locas Comedy is committed to elevating diverse female voices. Now in its fifth year, Las Locas Comedy is expanding their programming to include an annual festival in honor of National Latina Day. The first iteration of the festival will present short, rapid-fire sets on one stage in an hour and a half from a total of 18 local Latina and nonbinary Latine comics. Producers have plans to grow the festival each year to include multiple dates, stages, and comics from across the country. A feat made possible by the network they’ve built across the country with Latina comics from cities such as L.A., Austin, New York, Denver, and Miami. 

Las Locas Comedy believes the fight for representation creates a ripple effect in the comedy scene, propelling underrepresented talent to national comedy clubs and beyond. “In this political climate and with the specific issues facing the Latinx community today, we thought it was really important to give a voice to Latina talent as well as have a platform where we could discuss important current events and cultural issues through comedy,” said Las Locas Comedy founder and producer, Janice V. Rodriguez 

Rodriguez, Martínez, and their crew of “Locas” have proven time and again that there is a market for comedy written by and performed by Latinas in an industry that continues to be dominated by the white male narrative. “It was so refreshing to see women of color on stage putting on a hilarious set and filling the room with such positive energy,” says one fan in a review on the group’s Facebook page. “It’s a must see show and I plan to spread the word and keep going to shows to give my support.”

Tickets are available at www.LasLocasComedy.com/tickets and more “loca” content can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube at @laslocascomedy.

About Las Locas Comedy

Las Locas Comedy is a Chicago-based monthly comedy showcase centered around Latinas and female comics of color. The show was founded by comedians Janice V. Rodriguez and Soli Santos in 2017 to provide a platform for Latina comedians and female comedians of color. The debut show was standing room only and their popularity has continued to grow with each subsequent show. Las Locas Comedy is currently produced by Rodriguez and comedian Jess Martínez . Las Locas Comedy received the inaugural Lady Laughs Comedy Award for Best BIPOC Show, has been Chicago Reader Recommended and dubbed a “Must See Comedy Event” by Red Eye and selected to perform as part of Steppenwolf’s Lookout Series in 2019.

 

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY GOES CHINGONA AT LAUGH FACTORY IN AUGUST

Our August 2022  show was pure chingona! Our #loca4life fans (and some new locas/os/x!!) came out big time to enjoy a night of Latina/x/e comedy at the world famous Laugh Factory featuring headliner Chicago’s very own Stephanie Weber. We had an amazing night of loca laughs!

Each month, we’ll continue to celebrate Chingonas and our favorite Latinx and honorary loca comedians from across Chicagoland. A special shoutout to our comedians, the staff and management at the Laugh Factory, and all of our loca fans who keep coming out every month to show their support.

Keep supporting diverse voices in comedy! 

Tickets on sale for September 1st, 2022 aqui.

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Janice Rodriguez
Jess Martinez
Arlieta Hall
Lindsay Porter
Melissa DuPrey
Eliana La Casa
Stephanie Weber

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY’S SORRY NOT SORRY BRINGS SUMMERTIME LAUGHS TO BATAVIA

Our July 2022  Sorry Not Sorry show at Comedy Vault in Batavia show was a hilarious evening of unapologetic female comedians! We had some new fans to the show come out enjoy a night of Latina/x/e  and diverse comedy at the Comedy Vault. We had an amazing night!

Each month, we’ll continue to celebrate our favorite female identifying comedians from across Chicagoland. A special shoutout to our comedians, the staff and management at the Comedy Vault, and all of our loca fans who keep coming out to show their support.

Keep supporting diverse voices in comedy!

Tickets on sale now for our August show on SUNDAY, August 21st, 2022!

Follow our July Sorry Not Sorry LOCAS on Instagram:

Janice V Rodriguez

Jessica Misra

Irma Ruiz

Cuzin Berto

Erica Switzer

Nana Rodriguez

Colleen Brennan

Soli Santos

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY RETURNS TO THE ‘BURBS FOR SORRY NOT SORRY

Our June 2022  Sorry Not Sorry show at Comedy Vault in Batavia show was a hilarious evening of unapologetic female comedians! We had some new fans to the show come out enjoy a night of Latina/x/e  and diverse comedy at the Comedy Vault. We had an amazing night!

Each month, we’ll continue to celebrate our favorite female identifying comedians from across Chicagoland. A special shoutout to our comedians, the staff and management at the Comedy Vault, and all of our loca fans who keep coming out to show their support.

Keep supporting diverse voices in comedy!

Tickets on sale now for our July show on Tuesday, July 19th, 2022!

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Janice V Rodriguez
Lalita Dee
Jessi Realz
Chloe Mikala
Katie Meiners
Deanna Ortiz

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY KEEPS IT HOT IN JULY AT LAUGH FACTORY

Our July 2022  show was pure fuego! Our #loca4life fans (and some new locas/os/x!!) came out big time to enjoy a night of Latina/x/e comedy at the world famous Laugh Factory featuring headliner Chicago’s very own Gwen La Roka. We had an amazing night!

Each month, we’ll continue to celebrate Chingonas and our favorite Latinx and honorary loca comedians from across Chicagoland. A special shoutout to our comedians, the staff and management at the Laugh Factory, and all of our loca fans who keep coming out every month to show their support.

Keep supporting diverse voices in comedy!

Follow our July LOCAS on Instagram:

Janice Rodriguez
Jess Martinez
Erin Lok
Monica Andrade

Lalita Dee
Maria Acosta
Marci Deloney
Gwen LaRoka

 

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY KICKS OFF SUMMER 2022 AT LAUGH FACTORY

Our June 2022  show was pure fire! Our #loca4life fans (and some new locas/os/x!!) came out big time to enjoy a night of Latina/x/e comedy at the world famous Laugh Factory. We had an amazing night!

Each month, we’ll continue to celebrate Chingonas and our favorite Latinx and honorary loca comedians from across Chicagoland. A special shoutout to our comedians, the staff and management at the Laugh Factory, and all of our loca fans who keep coming out every month to show their support.

Keep supporting diverse voices in comedy!

Tickets on sale now for our July show on July 7th, 2022!

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Janice V Rodriguez
Alyn Dougherty
Jessica Misra
Isabel Amaya
Anna Lucero
Erica Switzer
Patti Vasquez

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY BRINGS UNAPOLOGETIC LAUGHS TO COMEDY VAULT IN BATAVIA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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Janice Rodriguez
Las Locas Comedy
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Las Locas Comedy Brings New Show to Comedy Vault in Batavia 

Las Locas Comedy centers predominantly Latinx and female talent in their productions across Chicagoland. They are bringing their female-centered production to the Western Suburbs, marking a bright milestone for the five-year-old independent comedy show and a meaningful step forward for Latina/x/e comedians and female comedians of all backgrounds in Chicagoland. 

Batavia, IL (May 12th, 2022) – Still beaming from an incredible start to 2022 and a return to live comedy, Las Locas Comedy announces a new showcase at Comedy Vault in Batavia, IL called Las Locas Comedy Presents: Sorry Not Sorry on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 8 pm.  Aurora, IL native, KB Marion (Zanies, Laugh Factory, Still Not Friday), headlines the show with fellow unapologetic comedians Laura Hugg, Suz Ballout, Sonal Aggarwal and Jess Martínez. The showcase will be hosted by Las Locas Comedy founder Janice Rodriguez.

Las Locas Comedy Presents: Sorry Not Sorry will be at Comedy Vault on the third Tuesday of each month and will feature the best comedians in the Chicagoland area for a non-apologetic -and non-censored- show. 

In an industry where Latinas represent less than 1% of comics booked at comedy clubs across the country, Las Locas Comedy provides a platform for locas and “honorary locas” (other women and women of color) in comedy. Las Locas Comedy believes a unified front in the fight for representation creates a ripple effect in the comedy scene, propelling underrepresented talent to national comedy clubs and beyond. “In this political climate and with the specific issues facing the Latinx community and women today, we thought it was really important to give a voice to Latina talent and women comedians as well as have a platform where we could discuss important current events and cultural issues through comedy,” said Las Locas Comedy founder and producer, Janice V. Rodriguez 

Las Locas Comedy’s loyal following of “#Locas4Life” never went dark over the COVID-19 shut down either. Their first virtual show in September 2020 drew an audience of over 60 people, comparable to their consistently sold-out, in-person performances. In October 2021, Las Locas Comedy launched their showcase Chingona Comedy Hour at Laugh Factory in Chicago and successfully navigated the changing landscape of COVID closures and rules. Now in late Spring of 2022, we’re expanding and bringing fresh voices to Kane County, IL.

Las Locas Comedy and their crew of “locas” prove time and again that there is a market for comedy written by and performed by Latinas and women of all backgrounds. “It was so refreshing to see women of color on stage putting on a hilarious set and filling the room with such positive energy,” says one fan in a review on the group’s Facebook page. “It’s a must see show and I plan to spread the word and keep going to shows to give my support.”

Tickets to Las Locas Comedy Presents: Sorry Not Sorry at Comedy Vault in Batavia are available at www.LasLocasComedy.com/tickets. Follow Las Locas Comedy on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube at @laslocascomedy for more “Loca” content. 

About Las Locas Comedy

Las Locas Comedy is a Chicago-based comedy collective centered around Latinas and female comics of color. The show was founded by comedians Janice V. Rodriguez (janicevrodriguez.com) and Soli Santos in 2017 to provide a platform for Latina comedians and female comedians of color. The debut show was standing room only and their popularity has continued to grow with each subsequent show. Las Locas Comedy is currently produced by Rodriguez and comedian Jess Martínez (meetjessmartinez.events). Las Locas Comedy received the inaugural Lady Laughs Comedy Award for Best BIPOC Show, has been Chicago Reader Recommended and dubbed a “Must See Comedy Event” by Red Eye.

 

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY (KIND OF) CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO

Our May 2022 Cinco de Mayo show definitely did not disappoint!! Our #loca4life fans (and some new locas/os/x!!) came out big time to enjoy a night of Latina/x/e comedy at the world famous Laugh Factory.

Each month, we’ll continue to celebrate Chingonas and our favorite Latinx and honorary loca comedians from across Chicagoland. A special shoutout to our comedians, the staff and management at the Laugh Factory, and all of our loca fans who keep coming out every month to show their support.

Keep supporting diverse voices in comedy!

Tickets on sale now for our June show on June 2nd, 2022!

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Janice V Rodriguez
Angelica Davila
Hilary Jimenez
Casey Larwood
Alicia Molina
KB Marion
Soli Santos

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY BRINGS THE LAUGHS TO THE FIRST SHOW OF SPRING

Our April 2022 show was a hilarious evening of locas!! Our #loca4life fans came out big time to enjoy a night of Latina/x/e comedy at the world famous Laugh Factory.

Each month, we’ll continue to celebrate Chingonas and our favorite Latinx and honorary loca comedians from across Chicagoland. A special shoutout to our comedians, the staff and management at the Laugh Factory, and all of our loca fans who keep coming out every month to show their support.

Keep supporting diverse voices in comedy!

Tickets on sale now for our May show on May 5th, 2022!

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Janice V Rodriguez
Jess Martinez
Susana Rodriguez
Jillian Ebanks
Yazmina Tega
Irma Ruiz
Fab Monroe

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY KICKS OFF CHINGONA HISTORY MONTH

Our March 2022 show was a hilarious evening of Chingona History Month celebration! Our #loca4life fans came out big time to enjoy a night of Latina/x/e comedy at the world famous Laugh Factory. Remember to tell those Chingonas in your life how much they mean to you. (P.S. Pay us more too por favor- the wage gap is real).

Each month, we’ll continue to celebrate Chingonas and our favorite Latinx and honorary loca comedians from across Chicagoland. A special shoutout to our comedians, the staff and management at the Laugh Factory, and all of our loca fans who keep coming out every month to show their support.

Keep supporting diverse voices in comedy!

Tickets on sale now for our April show on April 7th, 2022!

Follow our March LOCAS on Instagram:

@meetjessmartinez
@jvrspeaks
@ceciliagcomedy
@thebesteunji

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@notorious_vic
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LAS LOCAS COMEDY CELEBRATES 5 YEARS WITH OUR ALL STAR CHINGONAS

Our five year anniversary was a hilarious evening of Chingona celebration! We fought through a crazy snowstorm to show up and show out  at the world famous Laugh Factory. We had an all star line up of locas! Each month, we’ll continue to celebrate Chingonas and our favorite Latinx and honorary loca comedians from across Chicagoland. A special shoutout to our comedians, the staff and management at the Laugh Factory, and all of our loca fans who’ve been following us for 5 years and hopefully for many more! 

Tickets on sale now for our March show on March 3rd, 2022!

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@meetjessmartinez

@steph_eloise

@solicomedy

@audreyaudreymarie

@jvrspeaks

@pattivasquezchi

@gwenlaroka

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