10.7 The Marathon Show

The Latina Comedy Festival started with this exact show last year – The Marathon Show! We expanded the festival this year but this is our flagship showcase! The Marathon Show will feature back to back performances from our festival selectees – all Latina comedians who are killing it across the USA! You’ll see 15-20 loca comedians performing rapid fire sets during this showcase!

Featuring: Alicia Molina – Chicago, IL (Mikey O Show), Amy Colon – Elizabeth, NJ (Caroline’s), Andraiah Lugo – Pico Rivera, CA (Hollywood Improv), Angelica Davila – Chicago, IL (Second City), Anna Lucero – Chicago, IL (Zanies), Bren Vila – Mexico City, MX (Laugh Factory Chicago), Christina Gutierrez – Chicago, IL (Lincoln Lodge), Courtney Zelazny – Chicago, IL (Zanies), Elizabeth Pilar – NY, NY (Grisly Pear), Ilse Zacharias Rivera – Chicago, IL (Lincoln Lodge), Jenni Rodriguez – Mishawaka, IN (The Drop Comedy Club), Jillian Ebanks – Chicago, IL (Baps Comedy), Julianna Loera Wiggins – Ann Arbor, MI (FemCom), Kat Diaz – Chicago, IL (Lincoln Lodge), Kristina Feliciano – Boston, MA (Gold Comedy), Michelladonna – NY, NY (New York Comedy Club), Monica Andrade – Chicago, IL (Laugh Factory), Remy Guzman – Chicago, IL (Zanies), Venessa Peruda – Brooklyn, NY (StandUp NBC)

Ilse Zacharias Rivera (eel-SEH) is a Chicago based bilingual Mexican-American-Canadian actress and writer.

Indeed you have to squint to see past her brightness — Chicago Theatre Review

Selected as one of this year’s Chicago Dramatists M.E.H. Scholars, Ilse has been working in the industry professionally for over 10 years—from Steppenwolf to Teatro Vista to the Destinos Festival Finale in Mexico City. She makes her writing debut with The Knockout, a one-woman show, as part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series. She is currently working on several theatre and film projects—stay tuned. Television credits include The Exorcist (FOX) and Chicago PD (NBC). For more information please visit