OVERRATED: '@midnight' on Comedy Central

If there's anything more fatiguing than the me-too joke-a-thon that fills Twitter every hour, it's watching that same magic be harnessed for TV. Hosted by the ever-enthusiastic Chris Hardwick, this quasi-game show offers flashes of lightning-quick comedy from the likes of Patton Oswalt and Kyle Kinane, but watching comics generate jokes on command can reveal a barely concealed desperation in the eyes that poisons any laugh.

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If there's anything more fatiguing than the me-too joke-a-thon that fills Twitter every hour, it's watching that same magic be harnessed for TV. Hosted by the ever-enthusiastic Chris Hardwick, this quasi-game show offers flashes of lightning-quick comedy from the likes of Patton Oswalt and Kyle Kinane, but watching comics generate jokes on command can reveal a barely concealed desperation in the eyes that poisons any laugh.

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