chris hardwick mobydickathon @midnight

Call me #Ishmael.

For almost 24 hours now, Chris Hardwick and friends of his show @midnight have been taking shifts reading the entirety of Moby Dick live on Periscope

They’re calling it #MobyDickathon

According to the show’s Twitter, the livestream is a celebration of the novel’s publication anniversary. And, you know, just to see if they can do it. 

So far, Hardwick has had the show’s regular guest comedians and writers tap in as readers—there have been appearances from Morgan Murphy, Dan SoderSara Schaefer, Steve Agee, Nate Corddry, and Emmy Blotnick, to name a few—but the stream is still underway, so there’s no telling who might show up next.

To keep up with the livestream, just follow the show on Periscope or Twitter. 

H/T Splitsider | Screengrab via @midnight/Twitter

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