Austin, TX – The CW Austin is excited to announce the launch of ATX Uncensored-ish, Austin’s first and only local news-satire show hosted by local comedian Brian Gaar. The show will premiere this fall late nights on The CW Austin and will be a fresh comical show taking on what Austinites are talking, tweeting, and posting about.
“Hosting a comedy show for a fifth-place network has always been a dream of mine,” Gaar said. “I look forward to using my local fame to punish my enemies.”
Brian Gaar is a comedian and TV host based in Austin, Texas. Brian can be heard on the Raw Dog comedy channel on SiriusXM and he was named one of the funniest people on Twitter by Playboy and Paste magazines. His jokes have appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Funny or Die, Esquire, CBS News, Playboy, Salon and the Huffington Post. You can currently catch his hour-long special “Jokes I Wrote at Work,” on Hulu and watch him daily as the host on The CW Austin’s ATX Uncensored-ish this fall.
“We want the show to be funny, engaging, and true to The CW Austin brand. So I’ll also be refereeing paternity disputes and starring in a terrible show about vampires,” Gaar said.
Along with the vampires, ATX Uncensored-ish is a little like a clip show and a little like a talk show. Correspondents include Kath Barbadoro and Joe Barlow who will report from the streets of Austin, bringing a satirical take on local events. If it happens in or around Austin then it’s fair game and no one is safe.
“Everyone at the station has been amazing,” said Gaar. “I’ve already gotten compliments like, ‘Who are you?’ ‘When are you going to lose weight?’ and ‘I give the show six weeks.’”