GWEN LA ROKA
Gwen La Roka is without a doubt a rising star of stand-up. She hit the comedy scene with an explosive energy that quickly won the hearts of her audiences and led to performances at world famous comedy clubs such as The Laugh Factory, Zanies, and The Improv.
Her honest comedic approach, meshed with her physical humor, has crowds from all ages & backgrounds laughing at life, together. Gwen has worked with some of today’s funniest comedians like Gina Yashere, Felipe Esparza, Aida Rodriguez, & Finesse Mitchell, as well as legendary Paul Rodriguez & George Wallace.
Gwen has written and directed her own one woman show titled Mi Casa Es Tu Casa, which sold out the entire 13-show run debut in Chicago just last year. She also recently had some fun as a voiceover actor for a Viva Films role in “Around the World in 80 Days”.
Winner of the ’21 NY Latino Film Festival Latino Stand Up Comedy Competition, she is now the first Latina from Chicago to make her comedy special debut on HBO Max. Catch her now on “Entre Nos: The Winners 3” or keep your eyes peeled for when she headlines a club near you. Gwen is most definitely one to look out for.
- The Laugh Factory
- The Improv
- The Icehouse
- TBS Just for Laughs Festival
- Second City Theatre
Corporate & University Events:
- American Family Insurance
- The Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
- National Museum of Mexican Art
- Commonwealth Edison
- CME Group
- U.S. National Aids Conference
- HISLEA (Hispanic Illinois State Law Enforcement Association)
- University Of Chicago
- DePaul University
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- Northwestern Illinois University
- Northeastern Illinois University