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ATX Uncensored(ish) On TV and On Stage

Comedian Brian Gaar has been performing standup in Austin and around the country for years now, and as of a few months ago, he's also a late night TV host.

His show, ATX Uncensored(ish), has been airing since the end of September on the CW in Austin. What's the like? "After four months, I think we're still trying to figure that out," he laughs. "It's a late night comedy show, so it's very topical, and it's very focused on Austin."

That (along with a much smaller budget and staff) is what sets Gaar's show apart from national programs like The Daily Show or Last Week with John Oliver: its focus on Austin and Central Texas as a target for comedy. "There's always just sort of strange things going on," Gaar says, "so for a comedy show, it's really great."

In addition to the nightly TV broadcasts, ATX Uncensored(ish) is now branching out into monthly live tapings at the Cap City Comedy Club. Those live shows have so far been mostly standup showcases, but Gaar is hoping to incorporate more elements from the TV show as the live performances go on.

See ATX Uncensored(ish) nightly at 9:45 on the CW, and live at the Cap City Comedy Club on February 23.

Mike is the production director at KUT, where he’s been working since his days as an English major at the University of Texas. He produces Arts Eclectic, Get Involved, and the Sonic ID project, and also produces videos and cartoons for When pressed to do so, he’ll write short paragraphs about himself in the third person, but usually prefers not to.
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