NEW YEAR, NEW TIME…FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY! "@MIDNIGHT WITH CHRIS HARDWICK” MOVES TO 11:30 P.M. ET/PT BEGINNING JANUARY 5 THROUGH JANUARY 15

  • “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” Returns to its Midnight Slot Following the Series Premiere of “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” on Monday, January 19

NEW YORK, December 19, 2014 – Bending the very fabric of time and space, on Monday, January 5, Comedy Central’s Emmy®-nominated “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” moves to 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, following “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Like most New Year’s resolutions however, it will only last for two weeks! On Monday, January 19 the series returns to Midnight ET/PT, following the series premiere of “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.”

Ringing in 2015, the show’s upcoming panelists include Scott Aukerman, Doug Benson, Neal Brennan, Paget Brewster, Whitney Cummings, Andy Daly, Jon Daly, Ron Funches, Brett Gelman, Nikki Glaser, John Hodgman, Jen Kirkman, Hari Kondabolu, Marc Maron, Paul Scheer and Paul F. Tompkins.

“@midnight with Chris Hardwick” leads viewers down the ultimate internet wormhole with a rotating lineup of today’s top comedians battling nightly to determine who has the funniest take on the day’s social media and pop culture. Using social media as the catalyst and a fake game show as the setting, “@midnight” challenges comedians to win the Internet by slashing the craziest, most absurd news and posts that social media has to offer: from the latest celebrity Instagram shots to the creepiest Craigslist posting to Buzzspeed lists and infamous #HashtagWars.

Dominating the social media landscape in the late-night arena and receiving a 2014 Emmy® nomination for “Outstanding Interactive Program,” the series ranks #1 on SocialGuide’s All Network Types, Late Fringe ranker. On-air, “@midnight” reaches the youngest and most male audience of all late night programs and ranks in the top three late night shows with People 18-24, Men 18-24 and Men 18-34.

Produced by Funny Or Die, “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” airs Monday-Thursday at Midnight ET/PT and is executive produced by Hardwick, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant; Mike Farah and Joe Farrell for Funny Or Die; Alex Blagg, Jason Nadler and Jon Zimelis of Serious Business; showrunner Jack Martin; and Alex Murray of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Gary Mann and Tara Schuster are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

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