Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous walks a fine line. Co-created by and starring YouTube sensation turned comedy wunderkind Bo Burnham, the mockumentary-style show follows a new high school graduate who hires a film crew to make a reality show about his life. “You’re watching exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of a pre-celebrity,” Zach Stone says in the first minute of the pilot. He’s spending his life savings, and foregoing college, to follow his dream of fame at all costs.
Mocking reality shows has existed almost as long as reality shows themselves and become almost a genre unto itself, with recent examples like spoof web series Burning Love and Bobcat Goldthwait’s [...]