Posts tagged as zach stone is gonna be famous

Talking to Bo Burnham About His New Special, the Pursuit of Fame, and Future Plans

Bo Burnham has been busy, and he’s ready for a break. The 23-year-old may have entered the comedy scene in an unconventional way through his YouTube videos, but 2013 has proved that he is a force to be reckoned with. He released his third comedy special, what., yesterday on YouTube and Netflix for free and digitally as an album on iTunes for money. And on top of that, this year also saw the release of Burnham’s book of poems, Egghead, and his own MTV show, Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous. 

Burnham took the time to talk with me about his decision to release the special [...]

Bo Burnham Says 'Zach Stone' Is Pretty Much Canceled

Comedian Bo Burnham revealed via Twitter yesterday that his MTV show is more or less done for. The show, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, is a sitcom that stars Burnham as the title character, a high school grad who foregoes college to turn his life into a reality show. "The final three episodes of Zach Stone will be airing THIS WEEK," Burnham tweeted. He added:

"For those asking, MTV airing the final 3 [episodes] this week, 2 on Saturday, is most certainly a sign that they won't order a second season. I am very grateful for and proud of the 12 episodes we're were allowed to make. [...]

Watch a Trailer for Bo Burnham's New MTV Show 'Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous'

MTV is set to debut Zach Stone Is Gonne Be Famous, a new sitcom co-created by and starring comedian Bo Burnham, on May 2nd, and here's a trailer for the show the network just put out. The show also stars Tom F. Wilson, Armen Weitzman, Kari Coleman, Cameron Palatas, and Caitlin Gerard. Zach Stone follows Burnham as a recent high school grad who, instead of going to college, hires a camera crew to film a reality show about his life, which I'm told is just as common a choice as attending college with today's teens.

CBS Buys a Comedy from Bo Burnham's 'Zach Stone' Co-Creator Dan Lagana

MTV impatiently canceled Bo Burnham's MTV comedy Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous this summer, but Burnham's co-creator/showrunner on the series, Dan Lagana, has already sold a new comedy to another network. THR reports that CBS has given a script order to a new show written by Lagana. The untitled project follows a couple who just got married and are struggling to raise a toddler and a teenager at the same time. CBS has only ordered a script to the potential series so far, so they have yet to greenlight a pilot.

'Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous' Is Gonna Be Good

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 [...]

Bo Burnham's MTV Show 'Zach Stone' Will Debut May 2nd

MTV has set a premiere date for Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, a new sitcom co-created by and starring comedian Bo Burnham. The show will kick off its first season on Thursday, May 2nd, at 10:30pm after a Jersey Shore spin-off called The Show with Vinny. Zach Stone stars Burnham as the title character, a guy who just got out of high school who foregoes college to try to become famous – despite not having any talent. Burnham rose up via a series of viral YouTube videos of himself performing comedic songs before releasing successful albums and Comedy Central specials and impressing Judd Apatow enough to hire him to develop [...]

'Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous' Is Gonna Be Missed

Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous was almost an ideal summer show. The light-hearted MTV sitcom followed Bo Burnham as the titular Zach Stone, a teenager making his own reality show in a bid to become a celebrity by any means necessary. The season began a week after his high school graduation, and the final episode, which was burned off this past Saturday night, saw the summer draw to a close.

If only it were returning to MTV's schedule next summer so that we could check in Zach's fame-seeking progress. Alas, the show never found its audience, and MTV announced last week that it [...]

Talking to Bo Burnham About His New MTV Show, Working with Judd Apatow, and Playing an Unrelatable Character

After becoming one of the first people to rise to fame via YouTube as a teen writing funny songs from his bedroom in 2006, comedian/musician Bo Burnham is making the big jump to TV this week. He's starring in Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, a new comedy he co-created that premieres this Thursday at 10:30pm on MTV. A mockumentary about a fame-obsessed high school grad who foregoes college so that he can stay in his hometown and hire a camera crew to follow him around, Zach Stone is Burnham's first-ever starring role. I had the chance to talk with Burnham this week in advance of the premiere of his [...]

MTV Greenlights Bo Burnham's Pilot About a Fame-Seeking Teen

MTV just greenlit a pilot by Bo Burnham entitled Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous. It'll be "a mocumentary, which centers on Zach (Burnham), a kid fresh out of high school who hires a camera crew to film him because he wants to be famous."