Chris Hardwick’s Going To Have To Find Something Else To Do…
In the Age of Social Media, Comedy Central’s @Midnight was a hilariously topical show. What’s better than watching a game show starring the best comedians as they joke about what’s trending and going viral. Outside of South Park, I think it’s one of Comedy Central’s funniest shows. Sadly, after four seasons, over 600 episodes, and two Emmys, the show is ending.
According to Deadline, the decision to end @Midnight was mutual between the network and host Chris Hardwick. Comedy Central President Kent Alterman had this to say about the ending of the show:
“We took a big macro look and we started having conversations with Chris. We feel incredibly proud of the show, we think it’s had an amazing run. How many shows can say that they’d hit 600 episodes? It was a little bit of the audience telling us over time, and we mutually thought, ‘You know what, maybe we should walk away holding our heads high and proud, full of appreciation and gratitude’.”
Hardwick had this to say about the show coming to an end after 600 episodes:
“@midnight has meant the world to me these last four years,” he said in a statement to Deadline. “It has been a dream to come to work 600 times to make inappropriate jokes about the Internet with my fellow comedian friends. I could not be more proud of this show, staff and crew and at the end of the day, I think we accomplished everything we wanted to accomplish. Spiritually it just feels like it ran its course — I’m not sure we had many more hashtag games in us (which may actually be a relief to anyone whose Twitter feed gets overrun every night).”
@Midnight’s last week on the air starts July 31st, with the series finale on Friday, August 4th. I’m sure Hardwick and the crew have a great final week in store. Make sure you tune in to give the show a good send off.
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