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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact Info:

Janice Rodriguez

Las Locas Comedy

773-330-2520

[email protected]

laslocascomedy.com

 

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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LAS LOCAS COMEDY IS BACK LIVE AND IN PERSON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact Info:

Janice Rodriguez

Las Locas Comedy

773-330-2520

[email protected]

laslocascomedy.com


Las Locas Comedy Goes Live and Online With Hybrid 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 (April 13th, 2021) – Las Locas Comedy goes back to in person comedy with a special hybrid event called Las Locas Comedy Presents: ¡The Are We There Yet Show! on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at 8 pm CDT live at DSTRKT Bar & Grill in Wicker Park and online on YouTube Live. Las Locas Comedy is going live and in person again to celebrate seeing a bit of light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. 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 mask requirements and tickets will be sold in tables of two or four with required social distancing. Chicago natives Jesnaira Baez and Soli Santos round out the lineup of this special night of comedy.

Founder and producer, comedian Janice V. Rodriguez, believes it is imperative to keep moving forward despite the limitations 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 Are We There Yet 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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PUFF PUFF LAUGH GOES ONLINE SATURDAY 4/17/21 TO CELEBRATE 420

Producing comedy shows is always an exciting challenge. The opportunity to partner with amazing organizations is just icing on the comedy cake. 😉 I am very excited to announce that Las Locas Comedy is producing another amazing night of virtual comedy to support local small businesses in the area that the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce serves. Stay indica – I mean in the house – and watch a hilarious night of comedy on Saturday 4/17/21.

Originally posted on the   Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce website.

Are you ready to unwind and treat yourself? Chicago is gearing up to celebrate 4/20; a counterculture pseudo-holiday dedicated to lighting up, calming down, and all things cannabis. If you’re planning an indulgent night-in or a virtual smoke-sesh with friends, you’re going to need supplies. You’re going to need entertainment. And you’re going to want it to be easy-peasy. Well, lucky you! We’ve got you covered with the first Ravenswood   Puff Puff Laugh Comedy Show and   Ravenswood Buddy Bundle!

First, we teamed up with   Las Locas Comedy Presents to put together a Zoom comedy show featuring some of the funniest rising stars in the Chicago comedy scene. Then, we called up our friends (Ravenswood small businesses) to gather everything you need to enjoy a perfectly relaxing, hilarious, and delicious 4/20 weekend.

Puff Puff Laugh Comedy Show on 4/17

Enjoy some chuckles with your bud(s) from the comfort of home!  Las Locas Comedy presents an evening of performances from a diverse lineup of Chicago’s hottest comics beamed directly to your screens and devices live via Zoom!

The show takes place on   Saturday, April 17th  and starts at 8pm. Host  Janice Rodriguez will be joined by comics Gwen La Roka, Dan Cass, and Jess Martinez. Check out the performer bios below!   Tickets are only $10.  Sales end at 5pm on 4/17/21.   Proceeds benefit the GRCC and our work supporting small businesses.

Get by with a little help from our friends! The Ravenswood Buddy Bundle includes locally-made snacks, CBD-infused treats, cannabis accessories, and other goodies.

We teamed up with some of our favorite neighborhood small businesses to curate the perfect smoke session for your 4/20 weekend. Chemical free, eco-friendly, luxury pre-rolled cones. Refreshing juice made with Granny Smith apples, parsley, kale, cucumbers, carrots, and lemon. CBD gummies for chilling out, a lighter for sparking up, and a munchie-stuffed half pint of ice cream for cooling off.

We’ve even got your salty crunchies and your chewy sweets!

The Ravenswood Buddy Bundle includes:

Note:  Buddy Bundle sales are still available as of 9am 4/15/21. Check website for more information.

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LAS LOCAS COMEDY CELEBRATES “CHINGONA” HISTORY MONTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact Info:

Janice Rodriguez
Las Locas Comedy
773-330-2520
[email protected]
laslocascomedy.com

Las Locas Comedy Celebrates “Chingona” History Month

While COVID-19 continues to devastate the comedy industry nationwide and bars that regularly offer their space for live comedy are closed, comedians have had to find new ways to stand out in a saturated online marketplace. Las Locas Comedy not only manages to hold their own in this new space, but thrives in front of a new, nationwide audience. 

Chicago, IL (March 15th, 2021) – Las Locas Comedy celebrates Women’s History Month with Las Locas Comedy Presents: ¡The Chingona History Month Show! on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at 8 pm CST online. Simply put, a chingona is a badass woman that gets shit done, a Mexican slang word turned battle cry for Latinas everywhere. Local chingona and Chicago favorite, Gwen La Roka, headlines this special night of comedy.

When The Comedy Club Database reported that less than 1% of comics booked at 55 comedy clubs across the country were Latina, they quantitatively solidified the need for Las Locas Comedy in an industry historically dominated by the white male narrative. The producers at Las Locas Comedy know that Latinas are neither first nor alone in the fight for representation in standup comedy so they weren’t surprised to find that the same report stated that less than 6% of comics booked were women of color. While Las Locas Comedy boasts primarily Latina lineups, they also make space for “Honorary Locas,” other women of color, on their lineups. They believe a unified front in the fight for representation at the grassroots level creates a positive ripple effect in the comedy scene, propelling underrepresented talent to national comedy clubs and beyond.

Founder and producer, comedian Janice V. Rodriguez, believes it is imperative to keep moving forward despite, and sometimes in spite of, the limitations 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 versus just going dark because we can’t meet in person. 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 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,” 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 September virtual show 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 Chingona History Month 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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LAS LOCAS COMEDY CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS OF ELEVATING LATINA VOICES WHILE STILL THRIVING DURING A PANDEMIC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact Info:

Janice Rodriguez
Las Locas Comedy
773-330-2520
[email protected]
laslocascomedy.com

 

Las Locas Comedy Celebrates Four Years of Elevating Latina Voices and Is Now Thriving During a Pandemic

While COVID-19 continues to devastate the comedy industry nationwide including comedy clubs, live sketch shows, and independently-run stand up shows that use currently closed bars and nightclubs as their venues, comedians and show producers have had to find new ways to perform online and make their shows stand out in a now crowded virtual marketplace. Las Locas Comedy has successfully met that challenge and now celebrates its 4th year of comedy with an all-online platform.

Chicago, IL, February 9th, 2021 – Las Locas Comedy celebrates four years of Latinax standup comedy with Las Locas Comedy Presents: ¡The Cuarto Anniversary Show! on Saturday, February 20th, 2021 at 8 pm (Central Time) on Zoom. The show has an all-star lineup of Las Locas Comedy fan favorites including the creator of Lady Laughs Comedy, Dina Nina Martinez, and Lincoln Lodge cast member Stephanie Weber.

While the move to virtual stand up comedy during the COVID-19 pandemic has been met with both praise and criticism, Las Locas Comedy has taken advantage of opportunities that the physical boundaries of a “normal” world do not allow, including booking out of state comedians and celebrating their anniversary virtually. 

Founder and producer, Janice V. Rodriguez, believes it is imperative to keep moving forward despite, and sometimes in spite of, the limitations 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 versus just going dark because we can’t meet in person. 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 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,” Rodriguez added. 

Their loyal following of “#Locas4Life” has not gone dark either and 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.”

Aiming to shatter the white male narrative that continues to dominate the standup comedy scene at large, Las Locas Comedy boasts primarily Latina lineups at the grassroots level. The producers recognize Latinas are neither first nor alone in the fight for representation in standup comedy, so they also make space for “Honorary Locas,” other women of color in comedy, on their lineups. Las Locas Comedy believes this unified front in the fight for representation creates a positive ripple effect in the comedy scene, propelling underrepresented talent to national comedy clubs and beyond.

Tickets to Las Locas Comedy Presents: ¡The Cuarto Anniversary 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 has continued to grow with each subsequent show. It 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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LAS LOCAS COMEDY STEPS UP TO THE NATIONAL STAGE IN A WORLD OF VIRTUAL COMEDY

While the move to virtual stand up comedy during the COVID-19 pandemic has been met with both praise and skepticism, Las Locas Comedy is taking advantage of opportunities that the physical boundaries of a “normal” world do not allow.

Chicago, IL – Las Locas Comedy, in partnership with Lady Laughs Comedy (Madison, WI), showcases Latina talent from across the country with Las Locas Comedy Presents: ¡La Calavera Show! on Saturday, October 17th at 8 pm (Central Time) at LadyLaughsComedy.com/LasLocasComedy. Chicago staple, Melissa Duprey (SEXomedy, Brown Girls), headlines this special edition of Las Locas Comedy.

Founder and producer, Janice V. Rodriguez, believes it is imperative to keep moving forward despite, and sometimes in spite of, the limitations 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 versus just going dark because we can’t meet in person. It’s important that we’re still talking to our community through comedy,” said Rodriguez.

Their loyal following of “#Locas4Life” have not gone dark either and their efforts to adapt to the new normal have paid off. On September 19th, Las Locas Comedy Presents: The Real Cinco de Mayo Show drew an audience of over 60 people, comparable to in-person performances, and raised over $300 for Enlace Chicago in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Bringing Las Locas Comedy to a national audience with talent scouted from New York to LA is the latest in their digital transformation. Amy Colon (New Jersey/New York), Maria De La Ghetto (Los Angeles, CA), Crist Guzman (Dallas, TX), and Aniria Turney (Tampa, FL) join Duprey for an incomparable lineup.

Tickets to “Las Locas Comedy Presents: ¡La Calavera Show!” and booking information are available at www.LasLocasComedy.com. Follow Las Locas Comedy on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for more “Loca” content.

About Las Locas Comedy

Las Locas Comedy is a Chicago-based Latina focused monthly comedy showcase originally founded by comedians Janice V. Rodriguez (janicevrodriguez.com) and Soli Santos and currently produced by Rodriguez and comedian Jess Martínez. The debut show in February 2017 was standing room only. Las Locas Comedy’s popularity and show attendance continued to grow with each subsequent show. Las Locas Comedy was started to create a platform and performance opportunities for Latina comedic talent and other female identifying/non binary comics in the Chicago area. It has been Chicago Reader Recommended and dubbed a “Must See Comedy Event” by Red Eye.

 

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