How CHD Works

Developers and comedians spend a weekend building projects together. On Sunday night the finalists demo their projects to our panel of judges and a whiskey-filled audience. It's awesome.

If you want to attend the demos on Sunday, buy tickets here. We recommend buying tickets early because every prior CHD has sold out and NYC is our hometown so... it'll probably sell out.

We're no longer taking applications to participate. If you'd like to participate in a future Comedy Hack Day sign up for our mailing list and we'll let you know when/where they're happening.

If you have more questions, please first read this page, then read the FAQ, then if you still have questions you can email


Friday, June 13 - Hackathon Day One

  • Location: AlleyNYC - 500 7th Ave (btw 37th & 38th), 17th Floor, Manhattan
  • 6:00PM: Doors open. We'll have food, whiskey courtesy of Bulleit, and beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
  • 6:45PM: Idea pitching & API demos
  • 7:15PM: Idea pitching ends; participants form teams and start hacking
  • Overnight: Participants are welcome to continue hacking overnight though it's completely optional. 

Saturday, June 14 - Hackathon Day Two

  • Location: AlleyNYC500 7th Ave (btw 37th & 38th), 17th Floor, Manhattan
  • 9:00AM: Breakfast
  • 1:00PM: Lunch
  • 6:00PM: Dinner and the internal round of demos. Participants will decide which teams move on to the Sunday finals.
  • 9:00PM: Everyone goes home to sleep like humans.

Sunday, June 15 - The Show

  • Location: Littlefield - 622 Degraw St, Brooklyn

  • 6:00PM: Doors open. Party supplies courtesy of Bulleit and Brooklyn Brewery.

  • 7:00PM: Show starts.

  • 9:00PM: Show ends

  • 9:30PM: Everyone high fives then quietly exits without spilling whiskey everywhere like drunk teenagers. Looking at you, CHD SF.


Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer is comedian, actress, and writer. She's currently a featured player on SNL. Follow her at @TheSheerTruth.

Alexis Ohanian

Alexis is a startup guy making the world suck less: reddit, Breadpig, hipmunk, Y Combinator. Investor, speaker, host of Small Empires, author of Without Their Permission. Follow him at @AlexisOhanian.

Amanda Peyton

Amanda is a co-founder of Grand St. and currently at Etsy. Follow her at @AmandaPey.
reggie watts

Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts is a comedian and musician. He currently appears on Comedy Bang! Bang! and makes videos for JASH. Follow him at @ReggieWatts.

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