Chris Hardwick’s ‘@midnight’ ran out of clock, but the internet goes on


“Best job I ever had.”

#AtMidnightIn5Words was the prompt, and after a dozen or so quick-fire quips from regular guests like Colton Dunn (“One black at a time”) and Whitney Cummings (“One woman at a time”), show host Chris Hardwick reminded the audience in its series finale that Comedy Central’s @midnight transformed careers, late night, and the internet itself in its four-year run.

The show that started with a Funny or Die concept bringing Twitter to television deviated from that original pitch, but kept at its core an ingrained interdependence with social media. On the surface, @midnight is a game show where Hardwick awards meaningless points to three comedians – or Muppets, or politicians, or Kenny G — who joke about the myriad idiot things happening on the internet each day. Read more…

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