WHAT IS COMEDY HACK DAY?
CHD is a live event series that invites comedians, developers, and designers to come together, drink free booze, and build hilarious tech. The very best creations are showcased before a panel of celebrity judges at a one-of-a-kind live comedy show. One team wins, but nobody loses. Except Dave. Stupid Dave.
HOW the event WORKS
1. Ideas & Drinks
Every CHD begins with ideas. And booze. Participants pitch a whole bunch of stuff like this, teams form around the best ones, and everybody sets to work on building their apps. Then there's also more booze.
2. Build & prepare
At least 24 hours is dedicated to building products, refining demos, and working up a solid musk inside a workspace. The whole objective is to quickly prototype a functioning piece of tech, and hash out a hilarious demo that showcases what it does.
3. The Comedy Show
CHD is not just a hackathon. Cuz no hackathon ends like this. Tickets are sold, an audience assembles, and the best teams take to the stage to demo before celebrity judges. A winner is crowned. More booze is consumed. Everybody feels happy.
WHEN/WHERE IS THE NEXT ONE?
Check out the archive/events page to see upcoming CHDs.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Check out the archive/events page, if there is an upcoming event in your area you should apply to participate. Each event has it's own application form.
WHY DO YOU HAVE AN APPLICATION?
Hundreds of people apply for each CHD and we don't have the space or budget to accommodate everyone... yet.
SHOULD I SHOW UP WITH IDEAS TO PITCH ON FRIDAY?
Yes. Most people have 1 or 2 ideas ready to pitch.
HOW ARE TEAMS FORMED?
If you like someone's idea, walk up to them and start a team!
I'M A COMEDIAN, WHAT DO I DO WHEN PEOPLE ARE CODING?
Once a team sketches out their idea and the developers start programming, the comedian teammates will spend time writing for the product and preparing the demo. Also pizza.
DO PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO BUY TICKETS FOR THE DEMOS ON SUNDAY?
Finalists don't. All other participants will receive a discount from us.
CAN I VOLUNTEER AT CHD?
Yes! Email Craig@CultivatedWit.com right now.
CAN I organize my own chd?
Yes, if you believe in yourself! Learn what it takes to bring CHD to your city and apply to become an organizer here.
WHO RUNS THIS THING?
Comedy Hack Day is a production of Cultivated Wit, a creative agency and media company that uses humor, design, and technology to spread good ideas.
We offer a variety of digital storytelling services including:
- Web series development
- Writing real funny things
- Speaking, paneling, and workshopping
We believe strongly in the idea that creativity at the intersection of humor, tech, and design can make the world a better and more fun place. If this series of words resonates with your mind, body, soul, or bank account, please join the Cultivated Wit electronic mailing service and direct your World Wide Web browsers to our full internet home. We do things.
If you'd like to sponsor Comedy Hack Day, hold one at your company, or just say hello, this is the place to start.