Janet Quinonez is a bisexual, sober, Los Angeles based Latinx writer, producer and performer originally from Austin, Texas. She recently wrote her first feature for an Emmy award winning director, currently in post-production with a scheduled release date of Fall 2022. She is also writing a Christmas movie for Hallmark, slated for release in 2023. Janet also wrote and developed two pilots for her former bosses at NBC, where she was an Executive Assistant in the Chairman's Office.

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 was an Associate Producer at UnCabaret Comedy and is the producer of “Drunkalogue”, a monthly show featuring sober comedians (and a few not so sober) telling their favorite drinking stories, past and present. She is also the producer of a new weekly comedy show “In Unit Laundry”, hosted by MK Paulsen and Simon Gibson at The Lyric Hyperion.

Check out Janet's Interview on episode 2 of La Lista: A Latinx Writers Podcast.

Hire Me

Currently seeking a staff writer role. She is repped by:

Ethan More
Comedy Literary
Innovative Artists
(714)585-9007 Direct

Janet's Half Hour Dramedy Pilot "Sauced" has earned multiple accolades including: 2021 Second Rounder at Austin Film Festival, Quarterinalist at Nashville Film Festival and We Screenplay Diverse Voices. Sauced also earned Second Rounder status in the 2019 Sundance Episodic Lab.

Logline: After a Latina chef has a public meltdown, is arrested and loses the #1 LA restaurant ranking, she must start over. If she can stay sober and humble herself to work community service in a charity kitchen, she might get a second chance.

Janet's former boss at NBC offers this recommendation: “Janet has continually impressed me with her original scripts, strong work ethic and perseverance. She has an ability to nail dialogue while getting to the heart of the scene. Besides all of that, she’s funny, fun and a joy to be around. I know she’s ready to break out and would be an asset to any writers room.” - K.M.

Stand Up

Janet hosts and produces Drunkalogue, a monthly show that features your favorite comedians (some sober, some not) sharing their stories of rock bottom to redemption. The show is at The Clubhouse in Los Feliz every second Wednesday of the month. The show is currently on hiatus, returning 2022.

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

If you are interested in performing on Drunkalogue, please 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, RB 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, Emma Willmann, Mikey & Teddy, Willie Macc and Liza Treyger.

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