People’s Republic of Komedy
PRoK was founded by four comedians frustrated by the lack of available stage time for local comics to develop their voices. They’ve since gone on to bring stand-up into alternative spaces like rock clubs and theaters citywide. Emmett Montgomery and Kevin Hyder are the Seattle-based founders who brought together a handful of brilliant comics who continue to curate the local comedy stage at the Bumbershoot festival and produce shows throughout the city, including their flagship show, Laff Hole. Seattle: Annex Theatre, Blood Squad, Seattle’s True Independent Film Festival (STIFF).