"Middle of the Night Show" is an American late-night television series. The series premiered on MTV on October 8, 2015. "Middle of the Night Show" does not need a studio or an audience to make a late-night comedy. It just needs an unwitting celebrity woken up to host a show on the streets of New York City.
"Middle of the Night Show" is a fast-paced re-imagining of the late-night comedy talk show that brings it out of the studio and onto the streets of New York City. Each night, the show's crew and live band crash the bedroom of an unsuspecting celebrity who is forced to host a talk show on the spot without any preparation and on very little sleep. Brian Murphy serves as Producer, as well as the celebrity's Co-Host and guide throughout the evening.
Murphy is an American actor, producer, and writer. He is best known for his various roles in CollegeHumor videos, his role as Murph on the truTV comedy original "Adam Ruins Everything", and his role on the pop original "Hot Date".
In Season 1, Episode 2 of "Middle of the Night Show", Murphy and the crew wake up platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks and force her to host a talk show with no preparation. Jordin meets an imposter, interviews Elmo, and competes against Murphy in a singing competition. They call it a night with a surprising pizza game, Remix the Night, and a very awkward group photo.
Sparks rose to fame in 2007, after winning the 6th season of "American Idol" at age 17, becoming the youngest winner in the series' history. Her self-titled debut studio album, released later that year, was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. The album spawned the Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles "Tattoo" and "No Air" — the latter, a collaboration with Chris Brown, is currently the 3rd highest-selling single by any "American Idol" contestant, selling over 3 million digital copies in the United States. The song earned Sparks her first Grammy Award nomination.
Shefik appears with Sparks in the bonus feature of "Middle of the Night Show", where he takes on the whimsical role of Pizza Customer, while the duo Chase & Rose (the alter-egos of comedians Casey Jost and Patrick Noth) perform their humorous song "Pizza". The song is featured on their album "California Pop Music".
Jost, a writer and producer of the hidden camera reality show "Impractical Jokers", is the younger brother of Colin Jost. Colin is a staff writer for NBC's "Saturday Night Live" since 2005, and co-anchor of "Weekend Update" since 2014.
Noth is an Emmy Award nominee. You may have seen him on Comedy Central, IFC, TV Land, NBC, and Nickelodeon.
- Producer: Brian Murphy
- Pizza Customer: Shefik
Last Updated: November 26, 2023