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)
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).
Nana Rodriguez is the premier founder of Pa Fuera Productions, LLC. When she’s not showing off her shiny, long coif and trying out for TRESemmé spots, she produced and hosted The Good Vibe Comedy Show. Which Debuted in 2018, it’s a monthly show in the southwest suburbs that showcases diverse, comedic talents from all over the Chicagoland area including some out of state comics. Spreading laughter to everyone, she recently took on a new crowd. Producing free senior comedy shows, where peeing your pants was not only typical but appreciated! Yes, you read that right. She not only spreads laughs but has helped raise over $15,000 for local fundraisers and charities. Spreading love to non-profits like, Live Like Roo, livelikeroo.org, an organization that financially assists families whose pet faces cancer. Oak Lawn Warriors, westsidebaseballoaklawn.comand Southwest Airlines Chicago Call Center, just to name a few.
While she brings people together for a night of laughter with her energetic, charismatic, in-your-face, animated story telling style. You can bet she gets real! As she raises the topic of her biggest fears, she does so in her own magnetic way making you feel like it’s just not that scary at all!! You can catch her off stage as she sprinkles her magic throughout… Just follow the funny smoke signals (and your nose). You can’t miss her! And most recently coproducer for Sabado Night Laughs