Janet is a Los Angeles based writer and comedian originally from Austin, Texas. She's written several specs, pilots, a web series, a short play, several essays and storytelling pieces. She has done standup at Drunkalogue, Tao Comedy, Thalia and Hot Tub. Her storytelling performances include Teatro Luna's Talking While Female, Funny on Paper at The Ruby LA and Historia at Book Show in Highland Park. Look for her early 2020 at Golden Hour and Hot Medusa.

Janet won the 2017 Scriptwriter's Network Script Competition for her Halt and Catch Fire spec "Holding Out for a Hero". Her original pilot "Sauced" achieved Second Rounder status in the 2019 Sundance Institute Episodic Lab. She has been awarded the UCB Diversity Scholarship multiple times and is a graduate of UCB's Sketch & Improv Programs. Janet has written sketches for stages all over LA, including UCB, iO West, ACME Comedy, and The Ruby.

Janet was a member of the sketch teams Mike Pence's Big Queer Nightmare and The Ruby's house sketch team The Volcano. She studied showrunning with Beth Lapides as an Associate Producer at UnCabaret Comedy and is the host/producer of Drunkalogue, a monthly show featuring sober comedians (and a few not so sober) telling their favorite drinking stories, past and present.

Janet is represented by Seamus Lyte Management.

Stand Up

Janet hosts and produces Drunkalogue, a monthly comedy show that features your favorite comedians (some sober, some not) sharing stories and doing standup from rock bottom to redemption. The show is at The Clubhouse in Los Feliz every second Wednesday of the month. * * * STAY TUNED! Drunkalogue Podcast is coming in 2020 * * *

Take a Sketch Class – Stand Up – Janet Quinonez (43 sec)

Interested in performing? Reach us at or our website

Past performers include Liam McEneaney, Fielding Edlow, Doc Farrow, Tom Allen, Laura House, Emerson Dameron, Melinda Hill, Anna David, Anna Rajo, Alex Duong, Bucky Sinister, Jackie Kashian, Jules Posner, Patrick Susmilch, Zach Noe Towers, Debra DiGiovanni, Eddie Pepitone, Dustin David, Kyle Kinane, Laurie Kilmartin, Megan Koester, Danielle Perez, Mary Patterson Broome, Travis Coles, Andy Erikson, Travis Jones, Maggie Maye, Lexie Grace, Vanessa Gonzalez, Mary Anne Parker, Whitmer Thomas, Daniel Rugg Webb, Fizaa Dosani, Brent Weinbach, Steph Tolev, Brian Finkelstein, Conan O'Brien, Langston Kerman, Matt Lieb, Kevin Camia, Dave Ross, Anna Valenzuela, Kristal Adams, JC Coccoli, Chris Martin, Sara Schaefer, Wynter Spears, Kurt Braunholer, Rhea Butcher, Liz Glazer, Robby Hoffman, Andrew Michaan, Alex Rubio, Greg Edwards, Simon Gibson, Ever Mainard, MK Paulsen, Kira Soltanovich, Jeneta St.Clair, Radu Bondar, Elise Golgowski, Kyle Mizono, Jil Chrissie, Shane Torres, Jackie Fabulous, Beth Lapides, Adam Newman, Biniam Bizuneh, Andy Kindler, Alexa Loftus, Anyi Malik, Jessica Sele, Lindsay Adams, Stephen Agyei, Jay Light, Irene Tu, Melanie Vesey, Jordan Doll, Mekki Leeper, Travis Clyburn, Papp Johnson, Valerie Tosi, Beth Stelling, Sharon Houston, Joe Kwaczala, Rachel Mac, Allison Mick, Kai Choyce, Joleen Lunzer and Tyler Fowler, Brandie Posey, Suwon Weaver, Kevin Turner, Ashley Barnhill, Rachel Fogletto, Amy Miller, Tiff Stevenson and Emma Willmann.

Writing Sample

Janet's Pilot "Sauced" recently earned a Second Rounder status in the 2019 Sundance Episodic Lab. Series Logline: After celebrated bad boy chef Julian Dempsey has a public fall from grace, is arrested and loses the top Los Angeles restaurant spot to his rival, he will rebuild his life and his relationships from the ground up and learn that earning the respect of his family and friends isn’t easy when you’re down and out.

Sketches - Written by Janet

The Cat Sitter Sitter

February 2018

School Competition - UCB Sketch Grad Show

UCB Franklin - December 2017

Tinder Cat - Caturday Night Live

UCB Sunset Main Stage - November 2017

Erma Eats for You - Pussies Grab Back Sketch Show

iO West - November 2017

Video Game Vixen - Pussies Grab Back Sketch Show

iO West - July 2017

A Short To Do List - Pussies Grab Back Sketch Show

iO West - June 2017