Actor/comedian/writer Thomas Middleditch to serve as special Celebrity Guest of Honor for Hockey Night in LA on January 5, 2019

Emmy nominated actor/comedian/writer Thomas Middleditch will serve as the special Celebrity Guest of Honor for Hockey Night in LA on January 5, 2019 when the Los Angeles Kings host the Edmonton Oilers at STAPLES Center. Game time is 7 p.m.

More about Middleditch:
  • Middleditch will soon start production of his sixth season of "Silicon Valley."
  • He can be seen in "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" this May. 
  • He is also touring with fellow comedian Ben Schwartz in their completely improvised show Middleditch and Schwartzand has dates at Carnegie Hall and The Chicago Theater among others. 
  • He used to run a small NHL video game league called League Of Champs.
As the calendar turns to 2019 this will mark the sixth installment of Hockey Night in LA which the Kings, in conjunction with FOX Sports West, launched this past November. 

Hockey Night in LA is a series of special weekend games in which club broadcasts and activations in and around STAPLES Center have a different silver-themed feel, including celebrity guests, debate-themed programming and outdoor fan fests featuring live music acts. 

The Kings also wear their new Silver Jerseys for all Saturday home games.

Middleditch – on Instagram @tombini – joins Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Kevin Ryder (KROQ), Andy Lassner (Ellen) and Willie O’Ree (hockey pioneer/Hockey Hall of Famer) as the Celebrity Guest of Honors to date. 

On January 12, 2019 the Celebrity Guest of Honor will be Snoop Dogg and other celebrity announcements will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Kings conclude their two-game road trip January 2, 2019 in Las Vegas against the Golden Knights at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, the FOX Sports App and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.