Late-Night Show Goes Live, Invites Viewers to Join In

Feb 8, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A late-night show running on cable announced today that it will air live shows from Monday, Feb. 13, through Thursday, Feb. 16. Comedy Central’s “@midnight with Chris Hardwick,” which combines scripted and improv comedy in a game show format, is billing itself as “@midnight Live” during the run, which will feature a star-studded lineup of panelists and real-time viewer interaction.

The panelists will include Kyle Kinane, Tom Lennon and Milana Vayntrub (Monday, 2/13); Mary Lynn Rajskub, Al Jackson and Weird Al Yankovic (Tuesday, 2/14); Wil Wheaton, Heather Anne Campbell and Colton Dunn (Wednesday, 2/15); and Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart (Thursday, 2/15).

“‘@midnight Live’ will integrate the show’s fans into the games like never before, with live #HashtagWars at the top of each show allowing viewers from across the country to play along in real time with the possibility of seeing their tweet in-show that night,” Comedy Central says in its announcement. “In addition, fans will be able to submit their own jokes For the Win (FTW) and could find theirs featured along with the finalists’ responses, with the ultimate opportunity to Win the Internet!”

The week of live episodes will also include celebrity walk-ons, special remote segments and Valentine’s Day stunts.

The show, which focuses on pop culture and social media, airs weeknights after “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” is executive produced by Hardwick, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant; Mike Farah and Joe Farrell for Funny Or Die; Alex Blagg, Jason Nadler and Jon Zimelis of Serious Business; showrunner Jack Martin; Bellamie Blackstone, Joe Randazzo and Alex Murray of Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

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