LIVE AT THE BRAND NEW
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

Last year's SF Sketchfest show was one of our very best. Don't believe us, check it out. This year is primed to be even better as we take over the brand-spanking-new Alamo Drafthouse and their beautiful 300+ seat theater. 

If you're a developer, designer, or comedian: come participate. If you enjoy drinking and laughing: buy a ticket to the finals. If you're Mark Zuckerberg: you know what's better than becoming a father? Judging CHD. Just saying... 

   


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 six 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 Jan. 24 at Alamo Drafthouse

If this sounds right up your cup of tea, then drop your email below to stay connected.

 
 

judges

James Adomian

James performs standup and characters across the globe at festivals, comedy clubs, gay bars, rooftop parties and radical political events. He is best known for his work on Comedy Bang! Bang!, Last Comic Standing and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.  @jadomian

APARNA NANCHERLA

Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don’t be scared! She’s a joke entrepreneur who pedals in both writing and performance (AKA scribble-scrabble and jibber-jabber). In fact, she most recently wrote for and sometimes appeared on the late, great Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, on FX-then-FXX. @aparnapkin

Rob Baedeker

Rob Baedeker is a co-founder and performer with the San Francisco-based comedy group Kasper Hauser authors of many books, including "SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane." Rob is the voice of Ira Glass in Kasper Hauser’s parody of “This American Life.” @robbaedeker

Alexis ohanian

Startup guy making the world suck less: redditbreadpighipmunkY Combinator. Investor, speaker, host of Small Empires, author of Without Their Permission. @alexisohanian

 


Hosted By

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Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston is a supervising producer for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central, where he oversees digital expansion. He co-founded Cultivated Wit and the About Race podcast, and he wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be BlackBaratunde is a highly sought-after public speaker and thought leader who has been part of noteworthy institutions such as Fast Company, TED, the MIT Media LabThe Onion, and the gentrification of Brooklyn, New York.


Full CHD SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 - HACKATHON DAY ONE

  • Location: General Assembly - 225 Bush St, 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, JANUARY 23 - HACKATHON DAY TWO

  • Location: General Assembly - 225 Bush St, SF (map)
  • 9:30AM: Breakfast
  • 12:30PM: Lunch
  • 4:00PM: Project summary 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, January 24 - THE SHOW

  • Location: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - 2550 Mission Street, SF (map)
  • 6:00PM: Doors and bar open.
  • 7:00PM: Show starts.
  • 9:15PM: Awards announced. More drinks.
  • 9:30PM: Go home!

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