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:

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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!

Follow our February LOCAS on Instagram:

@meetjessmartinez

@steph_eloise

@solicomedy

@audreyaudreymarie

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@pattivasquezchi

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LATINA COMEDY SHOW CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF ELEVATING DIVERSE FEMALE VOICES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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Janice Rodriguez

Las Locas Comedy

773-330-2520

laslocascomedy@gmail.com

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Latina Comedy Show Celebrates Five Years of Elevating Diverse Female Voices

Las Locas Comedy’s fifth anniversary show at the world-famous Laugh Factory serves as a testament to the independent comedy show’s staying power as well as its commitment to elevating diverse female voices in an industry that continues to be dominated by the white male narrative. 

Chicago, IL January 11th, 2022 – Chicago’s only female & Latinx focused stand up comedy show celebrates their five year anniversary at Las Locas Comedy Presents: Chingona Comedy Hour at Laugh Factory on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 at 8 pm. Las Locas Comedy has consistently sold out it’s live shows since its inception as an independent showcase in 2017 and also thrived throughout the pandemic. In just the past two years, Las Locas Comedy was able to reach a national audience with virtual shows and digital content, was awarded “Best BIPOC Show” by Lady Laughs Comedy, landed a highly coveted spot at Laugh Factory, and doubled the size of their in-person audience from 60 to over 130. 

The show also has a lot to look forward to in 2022 and will continue to adapt during these uncertain times. Rodriguez and assistant producer Jess Martínez have plans to expand Las Locas Comedy programs to include co-ed storytelling, bilingual comedy, and nation-wide in-person performances.

The all headliners anniversary show features Chicago’s own Gwen La Roka (HBO), Soli Santos (Zanies), Stephanie Weber (Lincoln Lodge), Audrey Jonas (Laugh Factory), Janice V. Rodriguez (Las Locas Comedy), and Patti Vasquez (The Patti Vasquez Show). 

In an industry where Latinas represent less than 1% of comics booked at comedy clubs across the country (The Comedy Club Database) and where the lifespan of an independent comedy show can be as short as one month, Las Locas Comedy has established itself as the primary platform for locas and “honorary locas” (other women and women of color in comedy). With their new show location at Laugh Factory, Las Locas Comedy is celebrating all the chingonas in our lives. Chingona, a Mexican slang term once used against women thought to be difficult trouble makers or unladylike, is now a modern feminist battle cry among women carving their own paths without regard for those whose feathers may get ruffled along the way.

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 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 “difficult trouble makers” have proven time and again that there is a market for comedy written by and performed by Latinas. “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.

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY STARTS 2022 IN CHINGONA STYLE

The first Chingona Comedy Hour  of 2022 was a loca success! Our Las Locas Comedy fans came out with their proof of vaccination to enjoy a night of loca 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 following us on all of our aventuras!

Tickets on sale now for our February show which is our 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  Tickets on sale now!

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY GETS READY TO CELEBRATE THE START OF 2022 CHINGONA STYLE

The first Chingona Comedy Hour of 2022 features an amazing line up to kick off the year right. Our featured headliner is local loca Jesnaira Baez who’s been killing it across Chicagoland and the USA since the early 2010s. Our features are an eclectic mix of comedy styles which will make you laugh your culitos off.

This show will be subject to the new Chicago vaccine mandate. You can learn more here. Please note that all attendees will have to show proof of vaccination in order to enter the venue.

Mark your calendars for Thursday 01/06/22 and buy your tickets now. Tickets on sale now! Use code LOCA4EVA for a special discount.

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY CELEBRATES LAST SHOW OF 2021 AT LAUGH FACTORY

The last Chingona Comedy Hour of 2021 was a loca success! We had a an amazing audience come out to the world famous Laugh Factory to celebrate Chingonas and our favorite Latinx and honorary loca comedians from across Chicagoland. A special shoutout to our loca comedians, the staff and management at the Laugh Factory, and all of our loca fans who keep following us on all of our aventuras! We’re making big plans for the New Year so definitely stay tuned!

Follow our December comics on Instagram (don’t forget @laslocascomedy):

@jvrspeaks
@audreyaudreymarie
@ericanicoleclark
@annalu312
@emily_toofly

Our next show is Thursday 01/06/22. Tickets on sale now!

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LATINX COMICS SHINE AT CHINGONA COMEDY HOUR AT LAUGH FACTORY CHICAGO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Latinx Comics Shine at Laugh Factory Chicago Chingonas Show

Las Locas Comedy centers predominantly Latinx talent in a monthly comedy showcase at Laugh Factory Chicago, 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 color in Chicago. 

Chicago, IL November 16th, 2021 – Still beaming from an incredible, jam-packed November show, Las Locas Comedy returns with another banging lineup at Laugh Factory Chicago with Las Locas Comedy Presents: Chingona Comedy Hour on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 8 pm. Chicago native, Audrey Jonas (Zanies, Laugh Factory, Laughing Tap, Hoo Ha Comedy, Second City), headlines the show with fellow Chingonas Anna Lucero and honorary Chingonas, Erica Nicole Clark and Emily Ogle.

Chingona, a Mexican slang term once used against women thought to be difficult trouble makers or unladylike, is now a modern feminist battle cry among women carving their own paths without regard for those whose feathers may get ruffled along the way. 

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 chingonas and “honorary chingonas” (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 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 

Las Locas Comedy provides relatable entertainment for the roughly 30% of Chicagoans that identify as Latinx. Their 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. Las Locas Comedy and their crew of “difficult trouble makers” prove time and again that there is a market for comedy written by and performed by Latinas. “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: Chingona Comedy Hour at Laugh Factory Chicago 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 monthly comedy showcase 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 CELEBRATES LATINX SHOWCASE AT LAUGH FACTORY CHICAGO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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Janice Rodriguez

Las Locas Comedy

773-330-2520

laslocascomedy@gmail.com

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Las Locas Comedy Celebrates Latinx Showcase at Laugh Factory Chicago 

Las Locas Comedy centers predominantly Latinx talent in a monthly comedy showcase at Laugh Factory Chicago, 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 color in Chicago. 

Chicago, IL October 17th, 2021 – Las Locas Comedy brings another powerhouse lineup to Laugh Factory Chicago with Las Locas Comedy Presents: Chingona Comedy Hour on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 8 pm. Chicago’s own Gwen La Roka (Laugh Factory, Zanies, The Icehouse, TBS Just for Laughs Festival, Second City, Ñ Beat, Teatro Luna) headlines an incredible show with fellow Chingonas Hilary Jimenez, Nana Rodriguez, and honorary Chingonas Mo Good and Jamie Shriner.

Chingona, a Mexican slang term once used against women thought to be difficult trouble makers or unladylike, is now a modern feminist battle cry among women carving their own paths without regard for those whose feathers may get ruffled along the way. 

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 chingonas and “honorary chingonas” (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 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 

Las Locas Comedy provides relatable entertainment for the roughly 30% of Chicagoans that identify as Latinx. Their 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. Las Locas Comedy and their crew of “difficult trouble makers” prove time and again that there is a market for comedy written by and performed by Latinas. “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: Chingona Comedy Hour at Laugh Factory Chicago 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 monthly comedy showcase 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 HAD AN AMAZING KICKOFF AT LAUGH FACTORY

The first Chingona Comedy Hour was a loca success! We had a full house come out to the world famous Laugh Factory 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 following us on all of our aventuras!

Our next show is Thursday 11/04/21. Tickets on sale now!

 

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY INTRODUCES LAUGH FACORY AUDIENCE TO CHICAGO COMEDY CHINGONAS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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Janice Rodriguez

Las Locas Comedy

laslocascomedy@gmail.com

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Las Locas Comedy producers spotlight local Latinx talent at Laugh Factory Chicago for the first time in the independent comedy show’s five-year history, marking a bright milestone for the show and a meaningful step up for Latina/x comedians and female comedians of color in Chicago. 

Chicago, IL September 15th, 2021 – Las Locas Comedy brings a powerhouse lineup to Laugh Factory Chicago for the first time with Las Locas Comedy Presents: Chingona Comedy Hour on Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 8 pm. Chicago favorite, Patti Vasquez (Just For Laughs, HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Chicago Comedy Festival, Marshall’s Women in Comedy Festival, ComedyTV, WGN Radio,Chicago Fire) headlines the inaugural Laugh Factory show.

Chingona, a Mexican slang term once used against women thought to be difficult trouble makers or unladylike, is now a modern feminist battle cry among women carving their own paths without regard for those whose feathers may get ruffled along the way. 

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 chingonas and “honorary chingonas” (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 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 

Las Locas Comedy provides relatable entertainment for the roughly 30% of Chicagoans that identify as Latinx. Their 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. Las Locas Comedy and their crew of “difficult trouble makers” prove time and again that there is a market for comedy written by and performed by Latinas. “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: Chingona Comedy Hour at Laugh Factory Chicago 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 monthly comedy showcase 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 CELEBRATES START OF SUMMER WITH THE LOLS

We’re channeling our inner DJ Khaled “and another one!” Our second hybrid in-person/live streaming show Las Locas Comedy Presents: ¡The Summer LOLstice Show! was a success! We performed live to a sold out VIP audience and entertained another few dozen Las Locas Comedy fans who were watching the livestream from home.

We want to give a special thank you to everyone who came out to see us live or who stayed home and watched the livestream! We couldn’t do it without you! To our comics, thank you for making us laugh! We appreciate the staff at DSTRKT and a shout out to our co-producer Jess Martinez who handled the tech for our livesteam. A special thank you to our sound tech Keith Kendall who set up everything at DSTRKT for the live show and livestream.

Las Locas Comedy is introducing a new weekday show called Chingona Comedy Hour on Thursday October 7th, 2021 at Laugh Factory Chicago. Full performance line up will be announced soon. Tickets are available now and can be purchased here.

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY CELEBRATES THE START OF SUMMER WITH A NEW LIVE AND ONLINE COMEDY HYBRID EVENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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Janice Rodriguez

Las Locas Comedy

773-330-2520

laslocascomedy@gmail.com

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Las Locas Comedy Celebrates the Start of Summer With Another Live and Online Hybrid Comedy Event

While the devastated comedy industry starts to slowly recover and comedy clubs and other venues reopen, it’s imperative that shows that thrived in the online environment not completely abandon their fans who still prefer to remain home. Comedy show producers have a unique challenge in ensuring the safety of their in-person guests and continuing to reach their loyal online audience. Las Locas Comedy is meeting that challenge with their next comedy event.

CHICAGO, IL (June 1st, 2021) – Las Locas Comedy celebrates the start of summer and the full reopening of venues in Chicago with another special hybrid even Las Locas Comedy Presents: ¡The Summer LOLstice Show! on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at 7:30 pm CDT live at DSTRKT Bar & Grill in Wicker Park and online on YouTube Live. In addition to providing a VIP style limited-attendance live event, the comedy show will also be livestreamed so our fans who prefer to stay home can still enjoy the show.  Attendees of the live show will have to adhere to current venue requirements and tickets will be sold in single and tables of two. Chicago area natives Anna Lucero and KB Marion round out the lineup of this special night of comedy.

Founder and producer, comedian Janice V. Rodriguez, believes it is important to keep moving forward despite the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think it is more important than ever that we’re out here making people laugh while continuing to talk about important issues. Embracing the online format has allowed us to reach more people in different areas across the U.S. and stay active in the community. As venues are starting to open up, we want to make sure we can connect with our local audience again in a safe manner. It’s important that we’re still talking to our community through comedy,” said Rodriguez. “In this political climate and with the specific issues facing the Latinx community today, we think it is important to give a voice to Latina talent as well as have a platform where we can discuss important current events and cultural issues through comedy,” Rodriguez added. 

Their loyal following of “#Locas4Life” has not gone dark either so their efforts to adapt to the new normal have paid off. Their first virtual show in September drew an audience of over 60 people, comparable to sold out, in person performances. Their ticket sales have proven time and again that there is a market for comedy written by and performed by Latinas. “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: ¡The Summer LOLstice Show! and booking information are available at www.LasLocasComedy.com. 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 monthly comedy showcase 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 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.

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