SABADO NIGHT LAUGHS KICKS OFF 2023 WITH A BANG

You asked for us to come back on a Saturday night and we did! Thank you to Pa Fuera Productions, Reggies, everyone who came out, and our loca (and one loco) comedians for rocking with us at the first Sabado Night Laughs showcase. We had an amazing crowd and hilarious lineup of some of Chicago’s most loca comedians!  Thank you for coming and spreading the word!

Keep supporting Latina/o/x voices and diverse voices in comedy!  Keep supporting women/femme voices in comedy! Invite a friend to the next show and please leave us a 5 star review! Support local comedy!

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Your comics (in order of performance):

Janice  Rodriguez (Las Locas Comedy)

Susie An (Zanies Rosemont)

Nana Rodriguez (Pa Fuera Productions)

Nina Kern (Laugh Factory)

Jaime De Leon (Pilsen Stand Up)

Rachel Hall (Laugh Factory)

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CHINGONA COMEDY HOUR KICKS OFF 2023 LOCA STYLE

I really hope you were there! We always have a great time at Chingona Comedy Hour but our January show was just a little extra loca! We had an amazing crowd at Laugh Factory Chicago with a hilarious lineup of hot, hot, hot chingona comedians!  Thank you for coming and spreading the word!

Keep supporting Latina/o/x voices and diverse voices in comedy!  Keep supporting women/femme voices in comedy! Invite a friend to the next show and please leave us a 5 star review!

A special shoutout and thank you to our photographer ANF Chicago and our venue and staff at Laugh Factory Chicago. Support local comedy!

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Your Locas (in order of performance):

Janice  Rodriguez (Las Locas Comedy)

Cecilia Gonzalez (Craft Beers & Comedy)

Sonal Aggarwal (The Moth)

Irma Ruiz (Mind Twist Comedy)

Mo Good (Stand Up Stand Up)

Antonia Arcely (Sancocho)

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THE FEO SWEATER COMEDY SHOW WAS EXTRA UGLY (AND LOCA!)

Attendees participating in the Feo Sweater Contest at the end of the show.

Please tell me you were there?! The hopefully first annual Feo (Ugly) Holiday Sweater Comedy Show was amazing! We packed out the Music Joint at Reggies with a hilarious lineup of nationally touring comedians.   Thank you for coming and spreading the word!

Keep supporting Latina/o/x voices in comedy!  Keep supporting women/femme voices in comedy (and of course the occasional loco!!).

A special shoutout and thank you to our sponsor Ascend IL, our venue Reggies, our DJ Erock Rodriguez, and our co-producer Nana Rodriguez with Pa Fuera Productions.

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Your Locas (in order of performance):

Nana Rodriguez (Pa Fuera Productions)

Suz Ballout (Whimsy)

Ken Flores (LatinXL)

Janice Rodriguez (Las Locas Comedy)

Jamie Shriner (Chicago Underground Comedy)

Fab Monroe (Laugh Factory)

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THE CHINGONAS END 2022 IN EXTRA LOCA STYLE

The December 2022 show at Laugh Factory show was pure chingona! We closed out 2022 with an evening of loca laughs!  It was amazing to celebrate the year and holiday season with our favorite locas! Thank you for coming and spreading the word!

Keep supporting Latina/x voices in comedy!  Keep supporting women/femme voices in comedy!

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Your Locas (in order of performance):

Jess Martínez (Las Locas Comedy)

Hilary Jimenez (Zanies)

Chloe Mikala (My Best Friend is Black)

Janice Rodriguez (Las Locas Comedy)

Jeanie Doogan (Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club – Las Vegas)

Anna Lucero (Laugh Factory)

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THE LOCAS GET SPOOKY AT CHINGONA COMEDY HOUR

Thank you! Gracias! 75% of our audience were first time Las Locas Comedy attendees! Thank you for sharing and bringing your locas with you! The November 2022 show at Laugh Factory show was pure chingona! We enjoyed an evening of loca laughs!  It was amazing to celebrate #ScorpioSeason with our favorite locas!

Keep supporting Latina/x voices in comedy!  Keep supporting women/femme voices in comedy!

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Your Locas (in order of performance):

Jess Martínez (Las Locas Comedy)

Kendra Jamaica (Ratas de Dos Patas)

Colleen Brennan (Back Room Comedy)

Janice Rodriguez (Las Locas Comedy)

Michelle Cantu (LOL Improv San Antonio)

Lele Mason (Laugh Factory)

Dina NIna Martinez (Lady Laughs Comedy)

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY CELEBRATES 5 YEARS WITH WBEZ

Thank you! Gracias! That’s all we can say for our WBEZ  Presents Las Locas Comedy 5 Year Anniversary Show on Friday, October 14th, 2022 at Madison Street Theater in Oak Park, IL. The show was pure chingona! We SOLD OUT and our #loca4life fans (and many new loca fans!) enjoyed an evening of loca laughs!  It was amazing to celebrate 5 years of Las Locas Comedy and the close of Latinx Heritage Month.

Keep supporting Latina/x voices in comedy! 

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Your Locas (in order of performance):

Janice Rodriguez (Las Locas Comedy)

Deanna Ortiz (Lincoln Lodge)

Jess Martínez (Las Locas Comedy)

Jesnaira Baez (Mikey O Show)

Hilary Jimenez (Don’t Tell Comedy)

Soli Santos (Zanies)

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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.

Follow our September LOCAS on Instagram:

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 

Contact Info:

Janice Rodriguez

Las Locas Comedy

773-330-2520

[email protected]

laslocascomedy.com

 

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.

Follow our August LOCAS on Instagram:

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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