Here’s how to attend KLRU’s free ‘Overheard’ taping with Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub
Mary Lynn Rajskub

Evan Smith‘s KLRU series, “Overheard with Evan Smith,” is taking advantage of comic/actress Mary Lynn Rajskub‘s September stint at Cap City Comedy Club to get her into the studio for a taping.

Rajskub, a touring stand-up and Moontower Comedy Festival veteran best known for portraying hacker Chloe O’Brien on Fox television’s “24,” sits down with Smith at 3:45 p.m. on Aug. 28 (doors open at 3:15 p.m.). The taping takes place at KLRU’s Studio 6A, located on the east side of Guadalupe St. between 25th and Dean Keeton Streets.

Admission is free, but RSVPs are required. They can be obtained by clicking here.

The comic is also a veteran of HBO’s “Mr. Show With Bob and David,” poised to make a comeback on Netflix, and can be seen as a panelist on “Chelsea Lately.” She plays Cap City Aug. 27-29.

Brian Gaar to host new, late night comedy show on The CW

Brian Gaar
Brian Gaar

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.

Meanwhile, to learn more about” ATX Uncensored-ish,” log onto thecwaustin.com or follow the show on Twitter at twitter.com/ATXuncensored.

Watch: Maggie Maye performs on ‘Conan’ on Thursday

Update: Watch Maggie Maye perform on “Conan” below.

Earlier: Remember when I told y’all that this was going to be Maggie Maye’s year?

Well, the Austin standup comic is slated to perform on Conan O’Brien’s late night TBS talk show Thursday, and it’s only August.

Stand-up comic Maggie Maye.
Stand-up comic Maggie Maye.

“I found out I got it while walking my dog in my neighborhood,” says the Moontower Comedy and Fun Fun Fun Fest veteran who recently headlined at Austin’s Velveeta Room. “I just started screaming and had to quickly carry my dog home so I could call my siblings without causing a ruckus in the street.”

Messages of congratulations are filling Maye’s social media streams, and she’s overwhelmed by the support from fellow comics and Austinites.

“It’s like a dream,” she says.

Kevin Bacon will also appear on the program, so we’ve all just knocked one more degree of separation off of our connections.

Catch the hilarious Miss Maggie on “Conan” at 10 p.m. Thursday on TBS.

“Set your DVR,” Maye wrote on Facebook. “Also, teach your mom how to set her DVR.”