back for round two

This August we're returning to LA. It will be the ninth Comedy Hack Day. Follow the link below to grab your tickets.

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Nick Bilton

Nick Bilton is a British-American journalist and author. He is a technology and business columnist at the New York Times. Author of the NYT Best Seller, Hatching Twitter. @nickbilton


James Adomian performs standup and characters across the globe at festivals, comedy clubs, gay bars, rooftop parties and radical political events. @jadomian


Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito is an L.A.-based stand-up comic, writer and actor known for her appearances on CBS, NBC, Comedy Central, E!, TBS, IFC and the Cartoon Network. @cameronesposito

Joe Randazzo

Joe Randazzo is the Head Writer for Comedy Central's @Midnight, author of the book Funny On Purpose, former Editor of The Onion and creative director of He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons. @randazzoj


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Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde is the CEO and co-founder of Cultivated Wit. He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet The Onion. He writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and contributes to the MIT Media Lab as a director’s fellow. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics, has advised the Obama White House, has more than 10 years experience in standup comedy, and more than 30 years experience being black.



  • Location: General Assembly - 1520 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA
  • 6:00PM: Doors open
  • 6:35PM: Dinner
  • 7:00PM: Idea pitching & API demos
  • 8:00PM: Team formation
  • 8:30PM: Hacking begins
  • 11:30PM: Snack
  • 2:00AM: GA CLOSES (No overnight this time, folks)


  • Location: General Assembly - 1520 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA
  • 9:30AM: Breakfast
  • 12:30PM: Lunch
  • 4:00PM: Projects due
  • 5:45PM: Dinner
  • 6:00PM: Semi-final round of demos. Participants will decide which teams move on to the Sunday finals.
  • 9:00PM: Beer, beer, beer.

Sunday, August 23 - Finalist prep + THE SHOW

  • Location: General Assembly - 1933 South Broadway, 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA
  • 10:00AM: Breakfast
  • 3:30PM: Depart for the Downtown Independent
  • Location: Downtown Independent - 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • 6:00PM: Doors and bar open.
  • 7:00PM: Show starts.
  • 9:15PM: Awards announced. More drinks.
  • 9:30PM: Afterparty. Details to come.

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