After Midnight premiere time and guest list (Jan. 16, 2024)

Get ready for the premiere of the new late-night talk show tonight featuring Whitney Cummings, Aparna Nancherla, and Kurt Braunohler.
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Are you ready for a new late-night talk show? Because I sure am! There's so many great ones out there, and it's just a fun way to unwind from the day. After Midnight, hosted by Taylor Tomlinson, premieres this evening, Jan. 16, 2024 at 12:37 a.m. ET on CBS. She's a comedian known for comedy specials Look at You and Quarter Life Crisis on Netflix.

If you have a Paramount+ with Showtime account, then you can also tune in to the premiere live on streaming. Otherwise those of you with Paramount+ Essential will have to wait until the next day to watch new episodes. But if you're checking it out live, you'll want to know what time to turn the show on depending on where you live!

Release time by time zones

  • Eastern: 12:37 a.m. ET
  • Central: 11:37 a.m. CT
  • Pacific: 9:37 p.m. PT
  • Mountain: 10:37 p.m. MT

After Midnight guests tonight

In the series premiere of After Midnight, we've got some special guests coming on! Those are Whitney Cummings, Aparna Nancherla, and Kurt Braunohler. The series is executive produced by Stephen Colbert, as well as The Late Show's Tom Purcell, Evelyn McGee Colbert, and James Dixon.

Looking ahead, we also know who the guests are the rest of the week! We've got Paul F. Tompkins, Sophie Buddle, and Carl Tart on Wednesday, Jan. 17; and Max Greenfield, Ike Barinholtz, and Robby Hoffman on Thursday, Jan. 18. On Friday night, CBS will air a rerun of today's episode. Learn more about the host and tonight's guests below!

Whitney Cummings
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Whitney Cummings

Cummings does many things in the industry - actress, writer, producer, director, and host of her own podcast. But, the star is probably most known for her stand-up comedy. She's hilarious, and it's so exciting to see that she'll be one of the first guests on After Midnight! Her comedy specials include I'm Your Girlfriend on HBO and Jokes on Netflix. Elsewhere, Cummings also created the popular television comedy 2 Broke Girls.

Hemal Jhaveri
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Aparna Nancherla

Nancherla is also a stand-up comedian, as well as an actress and writer. You may know her as the voice of Hollyhock in BoJack Horseman as well as Grace Ramaswamy in the sitcom Corporate. The talent has written for Late Night with Seth Myers, and has a comedy album titled Just Putting It Out There.

Kurt Braunohler
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Kurt Braunohler

And yet another comedian joining Tomlinson tonight is Braunohler! His first comedy special was Trust Me on Comedy Central. He regularly appears on various late-night shows, as well as on Chelsea Lately on E!. The comedian previously hosted improv game show Bunk.

What the new show is about

The late-night/game show is still a bit of a mystery in terms of what we can expect to see. Though based on the synopsis, it's described as "the smartest show on television about the dumbest things on the internet." Plus, episodes will cover what was trending online that day, "with a game show feel." In speaking with CBS New York, Tomlinson shared the following:

"It's like a fake game show. It's going to be some improv and playing around and banter and that talk show aspect, of course. But for the most part, these are jokes, these are like the smartest jokes about the dumbest things on the internet that day."

After Midnight has taken over the timeslot that The Late Late Show with James Corden used to hold, which came to an end in April 2023. It's also a reboot of @midnight with Chris Hardwick, a show that aired on Comedy Central from 2013-2017.

After Midnight premieres this evening, Jan. 16, 2024 at 12:37 a.m. ET on CBS. Episodes are also available to stream on Paramount+.

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