Event 3

Gwen La Roka


Sep 27 Fri
Gwen La Roka8:00 PM | Doors: 7:00 PM
Age Limit: 21+
Sep 28 Sat
Gwen La Roka8:00 PM | Doors: 7:00 PM
Age Limit: 21+
Ticket price does NOT include drinks.  There is a two drink minimum purchase per person during the show.

Third party tickets will not be honored. You must present ID at the venue, and the ticketholder's name must match the name on the ticket.

Check in at least 15 minutes prior to showtime.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Our seating is at club discretion from front to back. If you plan on coming with a party, please purchase tickets in advance together or call us at 630-410-8906 so that we can make the appropriate seating arrangements for your party. If we are unaware of your party when you arrive for the show, please be advised that we may not be able to seat your entire party together. 

In addition, the venue reserves the right to resell tickets of any person/party that has not been seated by the scheduled show time.

​No refunds will be issued, unless the event is cancelled by the venue or comedian.

Venue is a non-smoking property. Vape pens are also prohibited.

Management reserves the right to deny and refuse entry or remove parties that may be deemed a distraction to other guests. This includes those that may appear intoxicated or not abiding by venue policies.

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 special on HBO Max's "Entre Nos" 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. Never forgetting her cultural roots and the need to relate to an audience, she incorporates real life experiences from her escapades of growing up in a Latin household to her struggles of being a skinny girl in the Windy City.

Gwen's commitment to grassroots activism and social justice has inspired her to be a comedic voice to many marginalized communities. Her devotion to various grassroots projects has made her a highly requested and in demand comedian/host for numerous events and fundraisers aimed at helping local organizations, charities, shelters, and services for the oppressed and underprivileged communities. Similarly, audiences enjoy her often quirky, real, yet clean viewpoint when raising awareness on important issues such as body image, sexual identity and even medical topics such as her scoliosis diagnoses.

In 2010, Gwen claimed 1st place in Mikey O's Annual "Last Loco Standing" comedy competition, making her the first female to win the title. Gwen also appeared in the TBS Just for Laughs Festival as part of "El Show Latino" in 2011, and on Chicago's ABC Channel 7's show "N Beat" in 2012, She was also featured as a part of The Queer Queens of Qomedy Show alongside widely known Poppy Champlin (Logo TV) Sandra Valls (The Original Latin Divas of Comedy) and Vicky Shaw. Gwen has shared the stage with some of comedy's most loved and respected comics such as George Wallace, Finesse Mitchell (SNL), Patti Vasquez (TBS), Rudy Moreno (NBC, Lopez Tonight Show), Shayla Rivera (Comedy Central), Edwin San Juan (Comedy Central, BET), Carmen Lynch (Comedy Central, NBC), Elizardi Castro (Made in Puerto Rico), and Frank Lucero (Latin Kings of Comedy). Gwen also repeatedly appears as one of Chicago's "Comadres of Comedy", alongside Ana Belaval (WGN News).

Winner of the NY Latino Film Festival Comedy Competition in 2021, she is now the first Latina from Chicago to make her comedy special debut on HBO Max. Catch her now in "Entre Nos: The Winners 3". Gwen is most definitely one to look out for.