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 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 

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 FIRST HYBRID EVENT WAS A SUCCESS

We did it! Our first hybrid in-person/live streaming 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 will be back on Saturday, June 19th for another special hybrid event called Las Locas Comedy Presents: ¡The Summer LOLstice Show! Join us LIVE at 7:30pm CDT live at DSTRKT Bar & Grill in Wicker Park or online on YouTube Live. Like the April show, 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 in-person show will have to adhere to mask requirements and tickets will be sold in tables of two or single entry tickets. Social distancing and other protocols will be followed Full performance line up will be announced soon. Tickets are available now and can be purchased here.

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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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