CW Austin sets debut date for new show featuring Austin comedian Brian Gaar

Brian Gaar (Annie Ray photo)
Brian Gaar (Annie Ray photo)

Local CW affiliate KNVA has set a debut date for “ATX Uncensored(ish)” hosted by Austin comedian Brian Gaar.

The news satire show will air weekdays at 9:45 p.m., following the station’s 9 p.m. newscast. It’ll also run at midnight each Saturday on sister station KXAN, following NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

Gaar, a former American-Statesman reporter who is well-known on the local and national comedy scenes, will be joined on “ATX Uncensored(ish)” by a pair of correspondents, fellow comedians Kath Barbadoro and Joe Barlow.

Here’s how KNVA describes the show in promotional materials: “‘ATX Uncensored(ish)’ is the only show of its kind in Austin (and maybe even in the nation … we’re too lazy to look it up). It’s entirely produced in Austin and will give an edgy, satirical take on local news, incorporating a variety of platforms and styles. … It’s kind of a mix between ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘Tosh.0,’ if they were set in Austin and sandwiched in between shows by Steve Harvey and judges yelling at people.”

If you’re itching for a preview, the station has already started posting clips at

“We want the show to be funny, engaging and true to the CW Austin brand,” Gaar said. “So I’ll also be refereeing paternity disputes and starring in a terrible show about vampires.”

Look for an interview with Gaar, Barbadoro and Barlow online and in print next week.

Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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