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[04/29/13 - 09:59 AM]
MTV's New Scripted Comedy Series "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous" Debuts Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 PM ET/PT
Additionally, beginning on Sunday, May 5, star Bo Burnham will be embarking on a national tour of his all-new stand-up show titled "what."

[via press release from MTV]

MTV'S NEW SCRIPTED COMEDY SERIES "ZACH STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS" DEBUTS THURSDAY, MAY 2 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT

Rising Star Comedian Bo Burnham Makes His Debut as Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Writer and Star of "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous"

SANTA MONICA, CA (April 29, 2013) - MTV's "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous," is a new 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 clever and timely series that serves as a comedic send-up of today's current culture of instant celebrity. Recently selected by Judd Apatow as an "inspired comic doing great work right now" in Vanity Fair's January 2013 Comedy Issue, Burnham delivers big laughs in MTV's new half-hour, 12-episode series premiering on Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

On Thursday night's premiere episode, after his recent high school graduation Zach Stone decides to forgo 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. Check out a sneak peek clip here of Zach with his camera crew in tow, as he invites his high school crush Christy to a party (embed code copied below).

Additionally, beginning on Sunday, May 5, Bo Burnham will be embarking on a national tour of his all-new stand-up show titled "what." Presented by AEG Live, "what." is Burnham's first new act since "words, words, words" - the show that made him the youngest person ever to record a Comedy Central Presents special at 19 years old. Burnham's new show "what." combines music, stand-up and theater in a way that hasn't been seen before. For tickets and additional info visit AEGLive.com. Below is the list of tour dates and locations:

· 5/5/2013 - Boulder Theater (Boulder, CO)

· 5/7/2013 - U of I Main Lounge (Iowa City, IA)

· 5/8/2013 - Pantages Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)

· 5/9/2013 - Pabst Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)

· 5/10/2013 - The Vic Theater (Chicago, IL)

· 5/12/2013 - Royal Oak Music Hall (Royal Oak, MI)

· 5/14/2013 - Keswick Theatre (Glenside, PA)

· 5/15/2013 - Lisner Auditorium (Washington, DC)

· 5/16/2013 - Berklee Performance Center (Boston, MA)

· 5/18/2013 - Best Buy Theater (New York, NY)

· 5/19/2013 - Best Buy Theater (New York, NY)

· 5/20/2013 - Carolina Theatre of Durham (Durham, NC)

· 5/21/2013 - Marathon Music Works (Nashville, TN)

· 5/22/2013 - Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, GA)

· 5/23/2013 - Plaza 'Live' Theater (Orlando, FL)

· 6/1/2013 - Club Nokia (Los Angeles, CA)

· 7/19/2013 - Balboa Theater (San Diego, CA)

For more information and additional content, viewers can go to MTV.com for sneak peeks of the show including bonus and extended scenes plus exclusive interviews. Additionally, fans can "like" the "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous" Facebook page and use the hashtag #ZachStone on Twitter.

"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" is written by Dan Lagana and Bo Burnham and executive produced by Lagana, Burnham and Dave Becky. Justin Levy and Michelle Klepper are the MTV executives in charge of production.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





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