watch @midnight Season 5 Episode 27 online,@midnight with Chris Hardwick (shortened to and formerly exclusively titled @midnight) is an American late night Internet-based panel game show hosted by Chris Hardwick,that airs Monday through Thursday nights on Comedy Central.
watch @midnight Season 5 Episode 27 online,@midnight with Chris Hardwick premiered on October 21, 2013.It is syndicated internationally in Australia on SBS2 and The Comedy Channel, in the United Kingdom on Comedy Central Extra, and in Canada formerly on MuchMusic and now on The Comedy Network as of January 2017.
@midnight received a nomination for Outstanding Interactive Program at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.It received a nomination and win for Outstanding Social TV Experience at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.It currently airs at 11:30 p.m. (EST), where it will continue to air until the network launches another series to air in that time slot.It has been renewed throughout 2017.
Each episode features three comedians competing against one another in a series of Internet-inspired improv games, which vary from episode to episode.
Host Chris Hardwick begins each game by introducing some Internet meme trending that day, and asks the panel of comedians to craft a funny response or choose the correct answer among multiple choices. Contestants are awarded points by Hardwick (who loudly announces “Points!”) for each funny or correct answer.
The show is taped live, then edited for time. Because of this, scores appear to change somewhat randomly between segments.
This continues through about five segments, after which the third-place contestant is usually eliminated from the game and is doused in red light. Hardwick then introduces the final game – “FTW” (For The Win) – and tosses to a commercial break, during which the remaining two contestants craft their responses.
After returning from commercial, Hardwick “wipes” the remaining comedians’ scores and reads each of their (anonymous) answers in turn. The comedian whose response generates the most laughter/applause from the studio audience “wins the Internet”.
The show ends with exactly the same overhead shot of the audience applauding, an audience which includes three people in animal costumes and at least five persons sleeping.