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2014 Unísono Comedy Night
Friday, June 20, 20146:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The 2014 Unísono Host Committee is proud to invite you to our 2014 Unisono Comedy Night featuring:

The Gwen de La Roka Show
with special guests
Jose "Iasel" Rodriguez, Ana Belaval, and Joey Villagomez.

The event will take place on June 20th 2014 at the National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W. 19th St.) in the heart of Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.

About the Comics:
Gwen La Roka:
Since first taking the comedy scene by storm in 2009, Gwen La Rŏka, pronounced [rok-uh], is proving to be one of Chicago's fastest up and coming comediennes. Her recent appearance on Chicago's ABC Channel 7's Emmy-Award winning show "Ñ Beat" is just one of the growing list of high profile coverage that is a testament to her laughter stimulating talent. A Jacqueline of all trades, Gwen's past stint with UIC's "The Vagina Monologues", Teatro Luna's ravely reviewed "Machos", and improv training at Second City Theatre has given her a grasp on acting, which she seamlessly combines to create her highly energetic comedy routine that keeps crowds laughing. ( )

Ana Belaval:
From the high wire to wake boarding, there is not much Ana hasn’t tried once as the “Around Town” reporter for the WGN Morning News. Ana, a three-time Emmy Award winner, enjoys bringing a slice of Chicago life to viewers each morning as she previews notable attractions, people, activities and uncovers some of Chicago’s best-kept secrets.When Ana is not out and about in Chicago for the Morning News, she can also be seen onstage doing stand-up comedy. After performing stand-up for the first time for a Chicago celebrity event at Zanie’s, Ana received so many laughs that she continues to write and perform comedy sets at various Chicago area venues such as Zanie’s, Joe’s on Weed Street, The Mayne Stage, Wilmette Theater and Teatro at The Center. In addition, she is the host of the new Chicago Stand Up Project on WTTW – a documentary-style show featuring two well-known Chicagoans who try their hand at stand-up comedy. ( )

Joey Villagomez:
oey Villagomez, a young Latino from Chicago's South Side, has been performing for a little over two years and is rising fast. At ease on any stage, his performances are fast-paced and engaging, playing with and off the crowd. Keenly observant, Joey conveys the humor in both the bizarre and the ordinary with astounding universal appeal. With seeming effortlessness and sincerity, he shares stories on everything from relationships and financial problems, to watching too much TV and his one-toothed dad who loves to eat corn on the cob! ( )

Jose "Iasel" Gonzalez
Jose 'IasEL' Gonzalez is a Nicaraguan - American spoken word artist/actor/comedy sketch artist/host. IasEL has been performing spoken word since 2007 performing at various coffee shops/bars through out the Chicago. Iasel with two other poets founded Ponce at Nite an open mic in Hermosa Park in 2010. In the summer of 2011 iasel founded Nothin' Less a community open mic in Logan Square that invited not only all types of performers but it was an all ages open mic. IasEL main focus was to provide an artistic platform to a diverse neighborhood while giving the youth an opportunity to express themselves. When IasEL isn't performing he is on Mikey O's production staff as Production Coordinator for Theater and comedy shows. IasEL has also hosted fundraisers and comedy shows for Mikey O.

More perks
Event tickets Inlcude:
Appetizers from local restaurants
Especialty cocktails featuring Capote Tequila
DJ sets from local djs before and after the show
And Much More!!
Come ready to eat, drink, laugh, and dance!!

Doors open at 6:00 pm with a welcoming cocktail reception
Show starts at 7:00 pm
Closing reception form 8:30 to 9:30 pm

Proceeds from this event go to support the 2014 Unísono Festival.
For more information about the festival please go to
Advance Individual $30; Advance Special 2-for-$50; $35 At Door

National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 W. 19th St.

Chicago, IL 60608

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