Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous is an American television comedy series created by Bo Burnham and Dan Lagana and starring Burnham as Zach Stone, a fresh-out-of-high school teenager who opts to pursue a life of fame and stardom instead of attending college.
The series follows Zach, who hires a camera crew to film him throughout his daily life as a part of his quest become an over-night celebrity, even though he possesses no real talent.
The series aired in the USA on MTV from 2 May to 29 June, 2013. There are 12 half-hour episodes in one season.
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous premiered in South Africa on DStv's MTV channel on Friday 25 October 2013, at 20h30. Thereafter new episodes broadcast in a double bill, weekly.
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous is a scripted comedy series starring comedian Bo Burnham as Zach Stone, a fresh-out-of-high school teenager who opts to pursue a life of fame and stardom instead of attending college.
The series follows Zach, who hires a camera crew to film him throughout his daily life as a part of his quest to become an over-night celebrity - even though he possesses no real talent.
From attempts to become a celebrity chef or a ring-tone recording artist to purposefully going missing, he'll try any avenue to get noticed and stop at nothing until he reaches fame.
Chaos, awkwardness and embarrassment ensue in this series that serves as a comedic send-up of today's current culture of instant celebrity.
In the premiere episode, after his recent high school graduation Zach Stone decides to forgoe college to star in his own, self-funded reality show. With all of his friends leaving for school at the end of the summer, he envisions a different path towards fame.
As it just so happens, a chance to headline a funeral is his first big step...
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous stars Bo Burnham as Zach Stone; Kari Coleman (The Amazing Spider-Man) as Mrs. Stone; Tom Wilson (Back to the Future) as Mr. Stone; Cameron Palatas (Disney Channel's A.N.T. Farm) as Andy Stone; Caitlin Gerard (Magic Mike) as Amy; and Armen Weitzman (Greek, The Sarah Silverman Program) as Greg.
Additional cast includes Shelley Hennig (The Secret Circle, Days of Our Lives) as Christy.
Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous was written by Dan Lagana and Bo Burnham and executive produced by Lagana, Burnham and Dave Becky. Justin Levy and Michelle Klepper were the MTV executives in charge of production.