The unique incarnation of “@midnight” noticed a three-guest panel (normally comedians) focus on present occasions by competing in a sequence of improv video games like “eBay Value Is Proper,” “JuggalOK Cupid,” and “Tumblr? I Hardly Know Her.” After all, there was additionally arguably the most well-liked sport, “Hashtag Wars,” which might interact with folks that weren’t watching, however merely scrolling by Twitter. However for the reason that present led to 2017, web traits have modified and new social media platforms have risen to prominence. So whereas video games like these are more likely to make a comeback as soon as the revival surfaces, we could not see these actual video games.
Equally, we doubtless will not see former host Chris Hardwick both. The Deadline report notes particularly that he “just isn’t anticipated to have direct involvement.” And there is a good cause for that. In 2018, ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra got here ahead about Hardwick’s historical past of emotional and sexual abuse. The podcaster, comic, and popular culture persona was unseated from his roles as San Diego Comedian-Con moderator, Nerdist figurehead, and “Speaking Lifeless” host. Although AMC reinstated him following an investigation (which included a legislation agency employed by the household of his spouse, Lydia Hearst), they’ve mainly been the one entities that might proceed an expert relationship. Together with his previously energetic social media and his once-prominent podcast laying dormant, he has largely pale into obscurity at this level.
With Hardwick out, this presents an excellent alternative for an up-and-coming or under-utilized comedian expertise. Likelihood is that we study of the brand new host for “@midnight” sooner quite than later. However within the meantime, would possibly I counsel Randall Park, Jameela Jamil, or Nicole Byer as potential hosts? Severely, let’s add some extra individuals of colour to the late-night panorama. Please and thanks.