Comedy hack day Finals
come to sf SKETCHFEST

It's either the funniest hackathon finals ever or the nerdiest comedy event ever. Whatever it is it's amazing, it's happening in SF, and it's happening February 8. Finalists will showcase their absurd sites, apps, and hardware hacks before our panel of judges: Scott Aukerman, Veronica Belmont, Natasha Leggero, and Jonah Ray. Past Comedy Hack Day creations have included: 

  • Shit Talk: A social network for people presently on the toilet.
  • Timesify: A way to cloak the garbage you read online in the appearance of the New York Times.
  • High Fyves: Lyft for high fives. 

So come join us for the weirdest, nerdiest, most "San Francisco" comedy show you'll ever see. 

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What is comedy hack day?

It's comedians and developers coming together for two days of building digital lunacy. At the end of the second day every team showcases their coded comedic creation, and seven of them move on to the finals. For the finals, we bring in celebrity judges and fancier lighting, and turn it all into a staged show of choreographed product demos and off-the-cuff judge's Q&A. 

To summarize more succinctly: It's comedy and technology smashed together and the rubble is fun to play around in. For more information visit the section of our site dedicated to this topic.

Or, to truly understand what Comedy Hack Day is all about, you could... I dunno... come see our show Feb. 8 at Marines Memorial Theater


judges

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Scott Aukerman

Scott Aukerman, also known as Mott Skokerman, Hot Saucerman or Scottabot, is the host of "Comedy Bang! Bang!," the IFC show and the beloved podcast. Scott began his comedy career as a writer and performer on "Mr. Show." Following the success of "Mr. Show," Scott co-founded the popular UCB show that would later become Comedy Bang Bang: Standup. One of Scott’s most well-known ventures is the FunnyorDie series "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis," which he co-created. He co-hosts the new "U Talkin U2 to Me?" podcast with Adam Scott. Follow him @ScottAukerman.

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Natasha Leggero

Natasha Leggero is an actress, writer and accomplished stand-up who stars in the Emmy nominated series "Burning Love." She was recently on "The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco" and can be seen regularly on "The Tonight Show," "Chelsea Lately" and "@Midnight" and wrote and is starring in the upcoming Comedy Central series set in 1902, "Another Period" slated for 2015. Follow her @NatashaLeggero.

 

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Jonah Ray

Jonah Ray is a writer/comedian originally from Kailua, Oahu. He’s written and performed on shows like “Human Giant,” “Supernews,” “Attack of the Show,” Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham” and “Web Soup.” A co-host on the Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, Jonah also puts together a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comic Books in Los Angeles, Ca with Kumail Nanjiani. Be sure to check out his blog at jonahray.com. He more often than not posts stuff about penguins, zombies, and “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Follow him @JonahRay.

 

Veronica Belmont

Veronica is a TV host, podcaster and budding writer based out of San Francisco. You can catch her every week on the Sword & Laser science fiction / fantasy podcast, and monthly on the Vaginal Fantasy hangout (it’s a book club, don’t worry). Follow her @Veronica.


Hosted By

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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.


Full CHD SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, February 6 - HACKATHON DAY ONE

  • Location: General Assembly - 225 Bush St, 5th Floor, SF (map)
  • 5:30PM: Doors open
  • 6:15PM: Dinner
  • 7:00PM: Idea pitching & API demos
  • 8:00PM: Team formation
  • 8:30PM: Hacking begins
  • 11:30PM: Snack

SATURDAY, February 7 - HACKATHON DAY TWO

  • Location: General Assembly - 225 Bush St, 5th Floor, SF (map)
  • 9:30AM: Breakfast
  • 12:30PM: Lunch
  • 4:00PM: Project summary due on Hacker League
  • 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, February 8 - THE SHOW

  • Location: Marines Memorial Theater - 609 Sutter Street, SF (map)
  • 6:00PM: Doors and bar open.
  • 7:00PM: Show starts.
  • 9:15PM: Awards announced. More drinks.
  • 9:30PM: Go home!