Kick off the 2023 Latina Comedy Festival at the popular and Chicago’s only monthly stand up comedy showcase featuring Latina/x comedians- Las Locas Comedy Presents: Chingona Comedy Hour – at the world famous Laugh Factory! This show will feature the top Latina comedians from across the country!
Featuring: Andraiah Lugo – Pico Rivera, CA (Hollywood Improv), Aniria Turney – Atlanta, GA (Que Funny Comedy), Chona E – San Antonio (@Chonae on Tik Tok) Christina Galston – Los Angeles, CA (Comedy Central), Elizabeth Pilar – NY, NY (Grisly Pear), Irma Ruiz – San Antonio, TX (LOL Improv San Antonio), Janice Rodriguez – Chicago, IL (Laugh Factory), Jesnaira Baez – Chicago, IL (Improv Chicago), Julianna Loera Wiggins – Ann Arbor, MI (FemCom), Kristina Feliciano – Boston, MA (Gold Comedy), Michelladonna – NY, NY (New York Comedy Club), Michelle Cantu – San Antonio, TX (Upstage Comedy Club), Mysia Chabert – Temple, TX (Rozco’s Comedy Club), Natasha Samreny – Providence, RI (Improv Orlando), Nana Rodriguez – Chicago, IL (Laugh Factory), , Shari Diaz – Brooklyn, NY (StandUp NBC)
The Latina Comedy Festival hosts a special late night showcase – The Sucia Show! This showcase will feature Latina comedians from across the country being – well sucia! This is a dirty, uncensored, no holds barred show where the ‘Sucias’ will talk about the good, bad, and nasty of whatever the hell they want. For mature (and a little sucia) audiences only!
Performing: Amy Colon – Elizabeth, NJ (Caroline’s), Anna Lucero – Chicago, IL (Zanies), Bren Vila – Mexico City, MX (Laugh Factory Chicago), Chona E (@Chonae on Tik Tok), Christina Galston (Comedy Central), Elizabeth Pilar – NY, NY (Grisly Pear), Hilary Jimenez – Chicago, IL (Limestone Comedy Festival), Irma Ruiz – San Antonio, TX (Mindtwist Comedy), Janice Rodriguez – Chicago, IL (Las Locas Comedy), Jenni Rodriguez – Mishawaka, IN (The Drop Comedy Club), Jess Martinez – Chicago, IL (Laugh Factory), Michelle Cantu – San Antonio, TX ( Kitchen Sink Comedy) Molina Molina – Seattle, WA (Kitchen Sink Comedy), Mysia Chabert – Temple, TX (Rozco’s Comedy Club), Shari Diaz – NYC, NY (HBO Max)
Don’t miss a special headlining performance of the winner of the 2021 NY Latino Film Festival Latino Stand Up Comedy Competition, Chicago’s very own, Gwen La Roka. She is the first Latina from Chicago to make her comedy special debut on HBO Max. Catch her streaming now on “Entre Nos: The Winners 3” which also features Ralph Barbosa and was directed by Aida Rodriguez.
The show will also feature headlining talent from across the country who have been featured on Comedy Central, Stand Up NBC, and comedy clubs and festivals across the country. This is a special showcase in an intimate venue. We expect this showcase to sell out! Please note for this show, one cocktail or mocktail (no shake drinks) is included in the ticket price.
Also Performing: Aniria Turney (Que Funny Comedy), Christina Galston (Comedy Central), Glorelys Mora (Mitu TV), Irma Ruiz (MindTwist Comedy), Molina Molina (Kitchen Sink Comedy), Nana Rodriguez (Pa Fuera Productions), Natasha Samreny (The Improv), Soli Santos (Zanies), Shari Diaz (HBO Max), Amy Colon (Caroline’s), Bren Vila (Laugh Factory Chicago), Chona E (@Chonae on Tik Tok), Hilary Jimenez (Limestone Comedy Festival), Janice Rodriguez (Las Locas Comedy), Jesnaira Baez (Improv), Jess Martinez (Lincoln Lodge), Melissa DuPrey (Grey’s Anatomy), Michelle Cantu (LOL San Antonio) & Mysia Chabert (Houston Improv).
Irma Ruiz is a former wannabe chola, turned school teacher, turned comedian. Although she’s been kicked out of every neighborhood Nextdoor.com group she’s joined and is banned from 5 Facebook Mom groups, you can still find her performing in comedy clubs, casinos & festivals in Texas and various locations throughout the nation. Her comedy covers motherhood, education, marriage, family and more. She is the producer of the Teachers Gone Bad Show and even though she doesn’t believe in tarot cards, she pretends to in her Tarot Card Comedy Show on VivaLiveTv. Her comedy is not to be missed!