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 

Contact Info:

Janice Rodriguez

Las Locas Comedy

[email protected]

laslocascomedy.com

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 RAISES HUNDREDS FOR ENLACE CHICAGO

We’re still LOCA on lockdown! We sold over 50 tickets of our live online show The Real Cinco de Mayo Show on September 19th. Due to the support of our generous fans and event attendees, we raised $315 for Enlace Chicago! Please follow Enlace Chicago to learn more ways you can support their organization.

A special thank you to everyone who joined us for a night of amazing comedy from our favorite Mexican American LOCAS! 

Please support all of our performers and their upcoming projects. Find them on social media!

Hosted by:
Janice V Rodriguez (@jvrspeaks) & Jess Martinez (@have_youmetjess)

Featuring:

Estephany Guzman (@realfreshshrimp)

Angelica Davila (@panchopiggytron)

Hilary Jimenez (imhilaryous.com)

Audrey Jonas (Laugh Factory)

Gwen La Roka (@gwenlaroka) 

 

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY DELIVERS THE LOCA AND RAISES MONEY FOR ENLACE CHICAGO

LAS LOCAS COMEDY DELIVERS THE LOCA AND RAISES MONEY FOR ENLACE CHICAGO

Las Locas Comedy is happy to announce their next showcase ¡The Real Cinco de Mayo Show! is scheduled for Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at 8pm CST. We’re going ONLINE again (via Zoom) so you can relax from your couch (pantalones optional!) and enjoy the show!

We’ll be celebrating Mexican Independence Day (which we know is 9/16 and not on Cinco de Mayo!) and the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage Month with a special all Mexican-American line up of locas to entertain you from your home. This show is also part of our special #comedyforacause initiative where a portion of net proceeds for future shows will be donated to a locally based (Chicago area) charity that is doing positive work that impacts the Latino community.

Las Locas Comedy is pleased to announce that our first #comedyforacause event donation recipient will be Enlace Chicago.

Join us on Saturday September 19th at 8pm for a live virtual night of comedy with Chicago’s top Mexican-American ‘locas’. We’ll celebrate Mexican Independence Day and support the work of Enlace.

Enlace Chicago is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of Little Village residents by focusing on four key areas: Health, Immigration, Education and Violence Prevention.

Tickets are on sale now for the special price of $9.16.

Please share with your friends and family and be ready for one loca evening!

PS: If you can’t join us live the night of the show, your ticket price includes a limited time link to a recording of the show so you can watch after the live event!

The line up is amazing! You don’t want to miss this show.

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