The unique incarnation of “@midnight” noticed a three-guest panel (normally comedians) focus on present occasions by competing in a collection of improv video games like “eBay Value Is Proper,” “JuggalOK Cupid,” and “Tumblr? I Hardly Know Her.” In fact, there was additionally arguably the preferred sport, “Hashtag Wars,” which might interact with those who weren’t watching, however merely scrolling by Twitter. However for the reason that present led to 2017, web developments have modified and new social media platforms have risen to prominence. So whereas video games like these are prone to make a comeback as soon as the revival surfaces, we could not see these precise video games.
Equally, we doubtless will not see former host Chris Hardwick both. The Deadline report notes particularly that he “will not be anticipated to have direct involvement.” And there is a good purpose for that. In 2018, ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra got here ahead about Hardwick’s history of emotional and sexual abuse. The podcaster, comic, and popular culture character 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 regulation agency employed by the family of his wife, Lydia Hearst), they’ve principally been the one entities that will proceed knowledgeable 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 important 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 recommend Randall Park, Jameela Jamil, or Nicole Byer as potential hosts? Critically, let’s add some extra individuals of shade to the late-night panorama. Please and thanks.