When we say “local boy makes good,” we mean local.
Austin stand-up comic Brian Gaar, who worked as a reporter for many years at the Austin American-Statesman, has snagged an original, new, local late night comedy show on The CW.
The station is touting the show, called “ATX Uncensored-ish,” as “similar to a clip show, a little like a talk show and hopefully a bit funny…ish.” Gaar, along with co-hosts Kath Barbadoro and Joe Barlow, will poke fun at local events and topics that Austinites are talking about on social media.
“If it happens in or around Austin then it’s fair game and no one is safe,” a CW Austin press release reads.
Gaar should be familiar to Austin comedy fans. He can be heard on SiriusXM’s Raw Dog comedy channel and he was named one of the funniest people on Twitter by Playboy and Paste magazines. He has contributed material to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Funny or Die, Esquire, CBS News, Playboy, Salon and the Huffington Post. And his hour-long comedy special, “Jokes I Wrote at Work,” can be found on Hulu.
His CW Austin show is scheduled to begin this fall. We’ll let you know when the station announces a date and time.