Chris Hardwick and Some ‘@midnight’ Friends Are Currently Having a #MobyDickathon

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This weekend marks the anniversary of the publication of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, and to celebrate, Chris Hardwick and the team at @midnight have decided to do something a little different: #MobyDickathon. Hardwick and some of his comedian friends are currently reading the novel in its entirety live on Periscope, and Ben Garant, Owen Burke, Andy Kozel, Becky Robinson, Nate Corddry, and a bunch of UCB performers are slated to read excerpts over the next day or so. We asked Hardwick why he decided to organize the #MobyDickathon, and here’s what he had to say: “We felt a gaping hole in social media for whale-based literature and we at @midnight are committed to filling many holes.” Keep up with the marathon on Periscope or at @midnight’s Twitter.