sostark said: Hey so how does @midnight work? Do the celebrities come up with he jokes? Is the whole thing scripted? Do you give everyone suggestions for jokes? How much of the jokes are improv and how much is written by the writing staff
There’s a writing staff (a great one) that comes up with the games and writes copy for Chris (that he sometimes changes and improvs with on the fly). We write a TON of sample jokes (“answers”) for each game and present them to the comedians when they arrive (2-3 hours before show time). Usually, the comics have a ton of jokes they’ve written too. Basically, the guests and writers work together to create the funniest comedy gumbo possible.