Hot off the heels of being announced that it will be live at SXSW this year. @midnight, everyone’s favorite late night, points-giving show will allow fans that aren’t going to be in Austin on March 11th to still get in on the fun of a live comedy show. This is because @midnight will be streamed live via Periscope. The show usually takes an off night on Friday nights but fans will get that bonus show for that one week, and what a show it will be. The panelists for the live show will be Arden Myrin, Doug Benson, and Chris Cubas. Benson and Myrin have been on the show numerous times as has Cubas. Cubas is unique to the tie-in as he’s an Austin-based comedian with ties to SXSW. Cubas has also won the show’s #PointsMe challenge in the past, and was the first fan of the show to appear, even winning the internet in the process.
“There’s no better place than SXSW to host the first-ever live Periscope episode of TV’s most social late night show,” said Comedy Central CMO Walter Levitt in a press release. “We are excited to host hundreds of @midnight fans live in Austin, and to bring it to thousands more from the comfort of their homes.”
So, there you have it. While those with badges can attend the taping for free, others don’t have to miss out on the fun if they’re across the country.