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.