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Presented By: Center for World Performance Studies

Chistes (y chisme) con Chingonas of Chicago/Jokes (and gossip) with [Badass Latinas] of Chicago

A Night of Latinx Comedy

Gwen La Roka Gwen La Roka
Gwen La Roka
Tuesday, February 7
7:00 PM
Keene Theater
East Quad
701 E. University Ave.
Free and open to the public

Stories from your favorite tías!

Featuring: Gwen La Roka and Las Locas Comedy members: Janice V. Rodriguez, Hilary Jimenez, and Jess Martinez. Emcee and Q&A with Julianna Loera Wiggins.

Gwen La Roka
Fresh off her recent win of HBO Max’s “Entre Nos” Latino comedy competition, she is the first Latina from Chicago to be featured on an upcoming HBO Comedy Special. Gwen has been featured at comedy clubs throughout the country including The Improv, The Laugh Factory and Zanies in Chicago.

Las Locas Comedy members:
Janice V. Rodriguez
Chicago based entrepreneur, producer, podcaster, and comedian. She’s the founder and executive producer of Las Locas Comedy, a comedy showcase that features Latina/Latinx comedic talent and honorary locas of any background.

Hilary Jimenez
Chicago based comedian, writer and Limited Too fitting room survivor, whose comedy style is crossing the border and the line all while wearing designer shows. She performed at the Laugh Factory Chicago, Zanies Old Town, The Lincoln Lodge and many more venues, clubs, and showcases.

Jess Martinez
Jess Martínez is a Chicago-based comedian who has entertained audiences across the country and was selected as one of 11 acts to perform at the 2022 Latinx Theatre Commons Comedy Carnaval. Jess is co-producer of Holiday Party, co-founder of the Latina Comedy Festival, and assistant producer at The Moth StorySLAM Chicago.

Presented by the Center for World Performance Studies with support from the U-M Department of American Culture Latina/o Studies Program and Arts Initiative.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777, at least one week in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.

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