Have you seen Comedy Central’s @midnight yet? Deftly hosted by Chris Hardwick, the hard nerdin’est man in showbiz, it’s a game show format where a revolving panel of legitimately hilarious comedians riff on internet-based pop culture. The points and prizes are meaningless. This show is a vehicle for talent to shine, displaying diverse, dynamic panels of comics that comedy fans go “Finally ____ is on the tvs!” and non-comedy fans go “It’s that person!”
“Hold on Daniel, it’s 2013. Why would I watch something that has nothing to do with me?” You millennial-ly ask. Of course you’re involved! The nightly segment #HashtagWars has contestants riff on a set hashtag, and the audience tweets along. For #CrappyRappers I submitted Andre 2000 Flushes. For #StonerNovels, Finnegan’s Wake and Bake. Viewers all vie for The Chosen Tweet – to be shown during the next show for all to follow. RIFFS! Riffs for all! Riffs for the people!
The initial run was thankfully renewed for new episodes January 6. Until then they are keeping it going with off-air hashtag wars and competitions such as this weekend’s #BoringVideoGames Photoshop Challenge. I felt compelled to competing. Here is my entry, fresh and barely clinging onto relevancy. Behold, a mix of my childhood nostalgia and pop culture disapproval…
Click for full detail. I even gave her the horrific demon goddess tongue waggling thing she does, and the wistful look in her black pixel eye. Even if they don’t use it, chances are I would not have made this on my own and for that I thank ye, @midnight.
- Photoshop +2
- Punnery +1
- Gumption +3
- Gender roles -5