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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Angelica Davila
Hilary Jimenez
Casey Larwood
Alicia Molina
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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!

Follow our April LOCAS on Instagram:

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:

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@jvrspeaks
@ceciliagcomedy
@thebesteunji

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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:

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@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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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

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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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