- How to stream Liverpool vs. Chelsea Friday 6:45 PM
- How to stream Real Madrid vs. Sevilla Friday 6:35 PM
- How to stream Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin vs. Alfredo Angulo Friday 5:16 PM
- How to stream Barcelona vs. Granada Friday 4:50 PM
- ‘Atlantics’ tells a ghost story steeped with emotion and realism Friday 4:16 PM
- ‘Jojo Rabbit’ is a sweet, singular movie that loses its grip on satire Friday 3:40 PM
- Jordan Peterson is in rehab for Klonopin addiction Friday 3:34 PM
- The cat-worshipping turkey cult video, explained Friday 3:22 PM
- Despite legal threats and drama, the Area 51 desert event is on Friday 3:05 PM
- How to stream Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens on UFC Fight Night Friday 3:00 PM
- Twitter just launched its ‘Hide Replies’ feature Friday 1:59 PM
- How to turn off image metadata before it snitches on you Friday 1:36 PM
- The ‘Breaking Bad’ movie is coming to theaters—for one weekend only Friday 1:04 PM
- Teens recorded, shared videos of mall fight that ended in fatal stabbing Friday 12:44 PM
- How to stream Giants vs. Buccaneers in Week 3 Friday 12:31 PM
There was a lot of vaping at the ‘@midnight’ Periscope taping
The Twitter-based livestreaming app has been used for more mundane activities, but as alternate channel for TV-watching, it’s a natural extension of live-tweeting. “@midnight always had a huge fanbase on Twitter [with its segment] Hashtag Wars,” said Walter Levitt, Comedy Central’s chief marketing officer—so it was a natural transition. The @midnight account has more than 85,000 followers and over a million hearts. Hardwick is very active there too.
Friday night at the Parish, the Hashtag Wars segment got very interactive, as liberally soused fans joined Hardwick and comedians Arden Myrin, Chris Cubas, and Doug Benson to vie for points. There was more than one instance of on-stage vaping after Cubas offered Myrin his vape pen, but that was only after she joked about masturbating with it.
In addition to engagement—the show’s stream was full at one point—Periscope offers broadcasters more illuminating metrics, including retention, total viewers, time watched, and duration, and it could change how broadcasters communicate with audiences.
This post has been updated for clarity.
Photo by Mark Davis/Comedy Central
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.