Tonight is the premiere of @midnight, the new show on Comedy Central hosted by Chris Hardwick that tests your pop culture savvy by… well, here’s a clip of some game play that will show you how it works, and make you laugh, too:
Yes, it’s all about social media and comedy and making fun, and sense, of what’s happening in the world. And here are Chris and co-producer Thomas Lennon to talk about the show and explain the Internet using Ghostbusters 2:
As we’ve seen in the Comedy Central press release:
In a world where Tweets, Vines, GIFs, Instagrams and Facebook posts reign supreme, Chris Hardwick leads viewers down the ultimate internet wormhole in Comedy Central’s new daily, late-night comedy competition, @midnight. Produced by Funny Or Die, a rotating lineup of today’s top comedians will battle nightly to determine who has the funniest take on the day’s social media and pop culture happenings and wear the crown of funniest person on Earth (for the next 23 ½ hours).
Tonight’s panel includes Doug Benson, Natasha Leggero, and Kumail Nanjiani. On Tuesday, it’s Kurt Braunohler and Andy Daly. Wednesday, look for James Adomian and June Diane Raphael. And on Thursday, Tom Lennon and Kyle Kinane give it a shot. You should also follow the show’s Tumblr and, of course, the Twitter account.
So, watch it, Monday through Thursday nights at… yes, Midnight ET, right after The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.