“@MIDNIGHT WITH CHRIS HARDWICK” MAKES A (TEMPORARY) MOVE! SERIES MOVES TO 11:00 P.M. ET/PT SEPTEMBER 8 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 17

  • “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” Returns to its Midnight Slot on Monday, September 21

NEW YORK, August 19, 2015 – It’s a time warp! On Tuesday, September 8, Comedy Central’s Emmy®-nominated “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” moves to 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by all-new episodes of “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” The series returns to its regular slot of Midnight ET/PT on Monday, September 21, following “The Nightly Show.”

Recently nominated for an Emmy® for “Outstanding Interactive Program” for the second year in a row, “@midnight with Chris Hardwick,” produced by Funny Or Die, 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.

Guest panelists that have appeared on the show include Judd Apatow, Doug BensonJason Biggs, Neal Brennan, Hannibal Buress, LeVar Burton, Ice Cube, Andy Daly, Will FerrellJames Franco, Ilana Glazer, Seth Green, Jon Hamm, Jonah Hill, Abbi Jacobson, Kyle KinaneDavid Koechner, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Marc Maron, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray, Rob Riggle, Seth Rogen, R2-D2, Kristen Schaal, David Spade, Ben Stiller, Amber Tamblyn, Channing Tatum, Aisha Tyler, David Wain, Wil Wheaton, and Weird Al Yankovic along with the casts of “RENO 911!,” and “The Walking Dead.”

“@midnight with Chris Hardwick” 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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