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Paul F. Tompkins, Brett Gelman, and Heather Anne Campbell Caption Some Bad Engagement Photos

Here's a segment from last night's @midnight with guests Paul F. Tompkins, Heather Anne Campbell, and Brett Gelman, in which they suggest the perfect captions for a few very ridiculous engagement photos involving unicorns, giant hamster balls, and bald eagles.

Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, and Jim Rash Explore Some Online 'Community' Fan Art on '@midnight'

A mini-Community reunion happened on @midnight last night that included the above segment, where Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, and Jim Rash are tasked with identifying some real online Community fan art. Click through for four more segments from the episode, including one with a special Craigslist reading from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

'The State' Reunited on '@midnight' Yesterday

The State alums Michael Showalter, Kerri Kenny-Silver, and Michael Ian Black were last night's @midnight celebrity contestants, which quickly evolved into a nearly complete The State reunion (sans Todd Holoubek and Kevin Allison) full of sarcastic bitterness and contempt. Tom Lennon — who, along with Ben Garant, is an executive producer on @midnight — even came back from the dead for it, and that fancy director guy David Wain took time out of his busy life to not only show up for the episode but direct it.

Comedy Central's '@midnight' Is Silly and Often Pretty Funny

The late night arena is now more cluttered than ever, with 17 comedy shows filling the airwaves every week between the hours of 11pm and 2am. Comedy Central added another show to the mix, @midnight, last night, expanding their hit Daily Show/Colbert Report late night block to 12:30am for the first time ever. At least @midnight stands apart from the growing herd of late night series in that it's not a talk show; it's a game show.

@midnight is hosted by Chris Hardwick, who in interviews and on the program is wary and self-mocking about audiences tiring of him hosting so many shows. At the top of the first [...]

Watch Will Ferrell's Appearance as Chad Softwick on '@midnight'

Here's the full appearance from Will Ferrell as Chad Softwick, new host of the positive and inspirational @midnight spin-off @middday, who leads a game of "Cute or Too Cute?" and reminds the contestants and audience that he thinks everyone's a hero "just for getting out of bed and taking the day on." Because it's Will Ferrell, though, you can count on Chad's super happy, easygoing vibes to turn into a trademark Ferrell yelling rage meltdown when Hardwick suggests that his show doesn't have enough edge to it.

'Tonight Show,' 'Late Night,' and '@midnight' Score Strong Ratings

Proof that @midnight is on a steady rise now extends beyond all the glowing reviews and to the show's ratings, which Deadline reports have been on the rise since the show's return to its 40-week renewal in January. Despite the blockbuster late night episodes on NBC last week with Fallon's turn at The Tonight Show, @midnight enjoyed its highest-rated week ever with an average of 731,000 total viewers and barely beat out Comedy Central high ratings stalwart The Daily Show as the #1 cable talk show of the week with younger viewers. @midnight's second highest rated week was during Jay Leno's final week on The Tonight Show [...]

Comedy Central Picks Up '@midnight' For 40 More Weeks

It's not all bad news for cable late night shows this week. Comedy Central's new Chris Hardwick-hosted late night show @midnight has been doing really well since its debut, holding onto a solid chunk of its Stewart and Colbert lead-ins every night and sparking a ton of activity on Twitter via its great hashtag games. And that performance is being rewarded, as the network has decided to pick it up for a whopping 40-week run that'll start on January 6th.

The initial one-month trial run of @midnight ended last night, so there will be a bit of a hiatus throughout the holidays, and then it'll be back [...]

Talking to Chris Hardwick About His New Game Show ‘@midnight’, Post-Shows, and His Unmitigated Positivity

Chris Hardwick, king of the Nerdist empire and TV’s most prolific host, brings his infectious enthusiasm to Comedy Central tonight with a new late night game show, @midnight. It premieres at… well, midnight, right after the channel’s dominant Daily Show/Colbert Report block. Produced by Funny or Die with Reno 911!’s Tom Lennon and Ben Garant serving as executive producers, the show pits a rotating lineup of Hardwick’s favorite comics — among them Doug Benson, Natasha Leggero, June Diane Raphael, James Adomian, Ron Funches, and Rob Delaney — against one another in lampooning the silliest, most bizarre social media events of the day. It’s billed as “the ultimate Internet [...]

Will Ferrell Is Appearing on '@midnight' Tonight as Chad Softwick, the Host of Its Daytime Spin-Off, '@midday'

Here's a quick tease at tonight's @midnight episode on Comedy Central, which Chris Hardwick is boasting as the show's first spin-off helmed by the even nicer and more positive host (Is that even possible?) than himself named Chad Softwick played by the great Will Ferrell, whose company Funny Or Die produces the show.

How '@Midnight' Is Turning Its Internet Hook Into One of the Strongest Shows in Late Night

Considering the ever-expanding role that social media in our lives, it was only a matter of time before there was a television program named after a Twitter account. So when @midnight arrived in late October, it felt like a predictable Sign of the Times. What couldn't have been predicted, however, is how funny the show would be, or quickly it would find an audience. @midnight has only been on the air for eight weeks, and yet it already feels like an integral part of Comedy Central's lineup, having secured a 40-week renewal after strong ratings in its initial four-week run.

For the uninitiated, @midnight is a half-hour game show hosted by Chris Hardwick [...]

'@midnight' Is Doing a Little Better than 'Pete Holmes Show' in the Ratings So Far

Two new shows launched in the same midnight timeslot during the last two weeks, and the rating are in for the initial episodes of Comedy Central's Chris Hardwick-fronted game show @midnight and TBS's The Pete Holmes Show. Last week, @midnight debuted to 549,992 total viewers and 260,876 adults 18-49, while Pete Holmes' first episode this week to 407,000 total viewers and 245,000 adults 18-49.

That said, @midnight benefits from having a stronger lead-in in The Colbert Report (628,000 in the 18-49 demo) compared to Pete Holmes's lead-in, Conan (482,000 in 18-49).

While both hosts are technically competing in the ratings, they've been friends for years and don't see it that way (Holmes even has [...]

Chris Hardwick's Comedy Central Show Will Be Called '@Midnight' and It's a Game Show

Chris Hardwick revealed some new details about his upcoming Comedy Central late night show today. The comedian/podcaster tweeted this afternoon that the series will be called @Midnight and that it'll be a game show. Hardwick will be hosting live test shows at LA's NerdMelt Theater beginning next Tuesday. @Midnight is described as "a rapid-fire game show inspired by the darkest recesses of social media." It was previously announced that Funny or Die is producing the series, which has The State and Reno 911! masterminds Tom Lennon and Ben Garant serving as showrunners. @Midnight is set to premiere on Comedy Central this fall, airing at 12am (duh) Monday through Thursday after [...]