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Chris Hardwick Reflects on the Unpredictable Success of '@midnight'

"You don't know how people are going to react to things. We can't control it. With the digital culture, you can spend a month crafting what you think is the most genius video to post on YouTube and it gets 1,000 views, and then off-handedly you capture, like, a duck sneezing, and it gets 20 million views. You just don’t know."

- Chris Hardwick reflects on the surprise success of his Comedy Central show @midnight in a new interview with The Guardian.

Jon Hamm Reveals His Love for Bodega Cats on '@midnight'

Comedy Central's @midnight kicked off its week of shows in New York City last night with guests Nikki Glaser, John Mulaney, and Judah Friedlander, and during "Rapid Refresh" the show got a special surprise appearance from Jon Hamm and his unending love for cats — particularly the bodega cats featured on Tumblr.

What's on TV This Week: The Emmys and the Finale of 'Chelsea Lately'

Tonight, Seth Meyers hosts the Primetime Emmy Awards from LA. Emmys will be given to Outstanding Comedy Series, the Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series along with Outstanding Writing and Directing for a comedy series, amongst many others. Also this week Chelsea Handler’s show Chelsea Lately comes to a close in a one-hour live finale. Handler will begin a new talk show on Netflix set to premiere in 2016. Tosh.0 is back with new episodes as well as Colbert Report, The Daily Show, and @midnight. In late night, Mike Myers will be on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Check out this week’s full comedy listings below:

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.

Don't Miss the 'Reno 911!' Reunion on Tonight's '@midnight'

If you love and miss Comedy Central's Reno 911! you can't miss tonight's episode of @midnight, which features @midnight's own co-executive producers Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant alongside their former 911! costars Kerri Kenney-Silver, Carlos Alazraqui, and Cedric Yarbrough all competing in character. In the meantime, here's a quick sneak peek with Wiegel, Junior, and Dangle playing a game of "Lesser Known Police Codes."

Chris Hardwick Celebrates His Sober Anniversary with Some Photos of "Peter Hardwick"

Earlier this week, @midnight host Chris Hardwick led a game called "Peter Hardwick Facts," which has got to be one of the most enlightened ways for a guy to celebrate 11 years of sobriety — that is, sharing old photos of himself during his rougher drinking years and allowing guests Sara Schaefer, Cash Levy, and T.J. Miller to make fun of them without mercy. (via Huffington Post)

Matt Mira on Transitioning from Apple Employee to '@midnight' Writer

"I feel like a lot of people are afraid to take that step, and I was afraid too, but it just came to a point where I realized I have to do this. I can't keep going home with no brain power because I'm dealing with shitty people with broken iPads. You can't let a day job stop you from doing the thing you're most passionate about. For me it was, 'I'm gonna keep doing this podcast, doing standup at night. If I'm tired at work, I'll work fewer hours, but I've got to do this.'"

- Fast Company talks with @midnight writer and Nerdist cohost Matt Mira about [...]

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 [...]

Ben Stiller Accidentally Guest Stars on '@midnight'

Chris Hardwick's week of @midnight episodes in New York City is certainly shaping up to be star-studded, but last night's special guest Ben Stiller was more of an accident than a planned appearance. At least Stiller definitely knows what @midnight is and the name of its host, whose work on SNL he truly admires.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins Hilariously Fail at Punchlines on '@midnight'

Comedy Central just released the above blooper from tonight's @midnight featuring panelists Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman, and Greg Proops. Despite his perfect 1930s newsreel-style voice, Tompkins has some trouble delivering his punchlines, which leads to an interesting revelation about the birth of podcasts.

Chris Hardwick Announces '@midnight's Renewal Through 2015

Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show with guest Chris Hardwick, who announces at the top of his interview that his Emmy-nominated Comedy Central show @midnight has officially been renewed for a second season. According to THR, the new season will be in the form of a 40-week run throughout next year. "@midnight has been an absolute dream come true for me — a game show of internet jokes with my comedian friends," Hardwick said. "I cannot thank Comedy Central enough for letting us continue. If they hadn't, you can damn well bet that I would have forced people to come over to my house to play it [...]

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.