The Stranger Presents The 2024 Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy!

Sat, May 4 at 8pm

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The 2024 Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy!

In this one-of-a-kind show you’ll see Seattle's funniest people (and hilarious up-and-comers) all on one stage. Stand-up comedians, comedy that defy description… all featuring Seattle's 2024 “undisputable” geniuses!


Starring the Pacific Northwest's Brightest Comedy Talents: 



Dewa Dorje: Born and raised in Seattle, Dewa Dorje is a Tibetan American comedian and single mom of two.  Dewa delivers punchlines with a smile and explicit honesty that make her hilarious and easy-to-love. Her jokes are smart, silly and often about dookie (not metaphorically). She produces and hosts the monthly Dee’s Nuts: a live comedy talk show at Seattle’s famous Crocodile every first Saturday and has a podcast Dank Moms on all platforms. More info at: or on Instagram @dewadorje / Twitter @theonlydewa.

Derek Sheen Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities and a gifted storyteller who has released four albums with Minneapolis-based Stand Up! Records, most recently 2020’s “Macho Caballero”.

Your host for the evening - Emmett Montgomery! He’s been voted by the readers of Seattle Weekly as Seattle's Best Comic 2015, 2017 and 2018 (it wasn't a category in 2016) and was one of the top 100 on Season 9 of NBCs Last Comic Standing. He produces, hosts and curates the comedy showcase Joketellers Union at Clockout Lounge on Wednesdays with comedian and comix Brett Hamil and is a regular host of The Moth Seattle and is bookable for storytelling, standup, and weirdness.

And more of Seattle's best comedians including:

Bernice Larson - Bernice Larson’s comedy journey began in 2020 when she became the student president of Comedy Club @ UW in an attempt to cure her social anxiety. It didn’t work, and she’s been failing upward ever since. Her uncanny aptitude for oversharing on stage has netted her countless drink tickets, tens of dollars, and even three (3) plastic crowns from local showcases and competitions. Today, she enjoys a bi-monthly residency at Joketeller’s Union, where she subjects unsuspecting audiences to her unhinged, yet cloyingly earnest, powerpoint presentations. Her other hobbies include: co-hosting Strumpet Radio Hour with her lifelong bully, posting cries for help on (@8bitbean), and painting furniture in the middle of the night.

Monica Nevi - Monica Nevi is a native of Washington State, a collegiate basketball player, after injuries ended her career she decided to move forward with the other thing people love for women to do and pursue her strong interest in stand-up comedy. Staying cleverly sarcastic, years later, Monica is an internationally touring standup comedian, performing in festivals, clubs and colleges all over. She has been seen on FOX’s Laughs TV Show as well as in sketches on ESPN’s Sports Center. Monica’s debut standup special “Big Stepdad Energy” was released in 2022 with Helium Comedy Studios and was voted one of the Top 50 specials or albums of the year by We Own The Laughs. She followed it up in 2023 with a holiday comedy special called “Jokes for the Holidays” that has become a seasonal favorite. Her album Mostly Finger Guns was #1 on the comedy charts in 2020 followed a month later by her #1 comedic guided meditation album Chill. You can also find her weekly podcast “Dumb Pitches” on the Helium Podcast Network. 

Andy Iwanio - Andy Iwancio is a trans gal comedian. Over her 12 years in stand-up she has toured all over the country. In 2023 she released a comedy album on Kill Rock Stars Records called “Better Living Through Chemistry that debuted at #2 on the itunes and amazon charts. Also in 2023, her comedy EP “Hard Trans” for Radland Records also debuted at #2 in the itunes and amazon comedy charts.

Chris Mejia - Chris’ comedy seamlessly blends fun pop culture observations with takes on harder subjects like Mental Health and being Afro-Latino. Chris has opened for national headliners such as Chris Redd, Jak Knight, Dulce Sloan, Langston Kerman and Robby Hoffman, was featured on the BBC World Service Radio, NPR, was a Semi-Finalist for the 39th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition, and performed at Bumbershoot, Treefort Music Festival, and the Altercation Comedy Festivval. Chris has also written for Flexx Mag and the Needling. Chris also is the co-host of the romcom movie recap podcast "We Didn't Get a Rose." Chris is regarded as a bright up & comer as he performs in clubs and showcases all across the nation.

Kermet Apio - Kermet Apio is a past winner of the Seattle Comedy Competition and the Great American Comedy Festival Competition. He has is own special on DryBar Comedy and is a regular on SiriusXM satellite radio. He has performed in 47 states as well as 6 different countries.

Dan Hurwitz -  Dan Hurwitz is a disabled, Black, and Jewish writer, comedian, and filmmaker. Dan was a semifinalist in the 2023 Seattle International Comedy Competition, and was chosen as one of the "Best of Fest" in both the Burbank Comedy Festival and Jersey City Comedy Festival. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dan co-wrote, co-directed, and co-starred in “This Is Spinal Injury” (2021), a mockumentary about the trials of disabled artists during quarantine, which premiered at Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings Film Festival in September, 2021. Dan launched the region's first ever disability-focused annual comedy festival—The Disabled List Comedy Festival—in January 2023.

Juno Men - Juno Men (she/her) is a Seattle-based comedian, writer, and storyteller. She is openly transgender, obviously Asian, and usually hungry. Her credits include the All Jane Comedy Festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, the Moth Radio Hour, the Omaha Comedy Festival, and making her 96 year old non-english speaking grandma laugh more than her siblings and cousins combined. She can be found online on instagram @seattlejuno.



HERE-AFTER - Check out Here - After at The Crocodile for comedy, podcasts, music, movies & more. Now serving Tat's Deli 6pm-midnight 7 days a week!


Derek Sheen and Emmett Montgomery present FRIENDSHIP DUNGEON, a crazy fun, hilarious midnight comedy show at Comedy/Bar. Last Saturday of the month, midnight - 2am

The Egyptian Theatre

805 E. Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122