“I started when I was in high school,” she says. “I’ve always been very tall. I did enjoy it to some degree, but it just wasn’t for me. I got tired of being hungry all the time.” A self-described goofball, she was always drawn to comedy. “My mom told me recently that when I was little I used to grab a broomstick and be the entertainment in our house. So I finally came back to my first love.” Born in Boston, Rodriguez didn’t spend much time in Beantown, as her parents soon moved to the Dominican Republic. “My father was an undocumented worker,” she explains. She eventually moved with her Puerto Rican mother to that island. “We then moved to south Florida so I could have a better life.” It was while doing Jamie Foxx’s radio show that she finally decided to do standup. “They kept telling me, ‘You should be doing standup.’ So one day I just did it. And I kept going back and here I am.” Rodriguez’s sometimes bawdy set focuses mostly on relationships and her day-to-day life.