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, grab your tickets hereWe recommend buying tickets early because every prior CHD has sold out so... it'll probably sell out.

If you'd like to apply to participate, fill out this application. 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


Ina Fried

Ina is the Senior Editor at Re/code. Follow her at @InaFried.

Pamela Fox

Pamela works on the programming curriculum at Khan Academy. Follow her at @PamelaFox.

Sean Percival

Sean is a VC at 500 Startups. Follow him at @Percival.

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Friday, September 26 - Hackathon Day One

  • Location: Parisoma - 169 11th St. at Natoma St.
  • 6:00PM: Doors open. Whiskey Friday!
  • 6:30PM: Dinner: Little Chihuaha
  • 7:00PM: Idea pitching & API demos
  • 8:00PM: Team formation
  • 8:30PM: Hacking begins
  • 11:30PM: Snack
  • Overnight: Participants are welcome to continue hacking overnight though it's completely optional. 

Saturday, September 27 - Hackathon Day Two

  • Location: Parisoma - 169 11th St. at Natoma St.
  • 9:30AM: Breakfast
  • 12:30PM: Lunch: Bicycle Bahn Mi
  • 4:00PM: Project summary due on Hacker League
  • 5:45PM: Dinner: Cathead's BBQ
  • 6:00PM: First round of demos. Participants will decide which teams move on to the Sunday finals.
  • 9:00PM: Everyone goes home to sleep like humans.

Sunday, September 28 - The Show

  • Location: Brava Theater - 2781 24th St. at York St.

  • 4:00PM: Finalists arrive for sound and tech check.

  • 6:00PM: Doors and bar open.

  • 7:00PM: Show starts.

  • 9:15PM: Awards announced and more drinks.

  • 9:30PM: Everyone high fives then quietly exits without spilling whiskey everywhere like drunk teenagers.