Reddit-Powered Show Gets Zach Anner Rolling Again

(Mashable)
July 31, 2012

NEW YORK, NEW YORK– [Excerpt provided by Inclusion Daily Express] In 2010, Zach Anner submitted an audition tape to Oprah’s “Your OWN Show” contest. When the Internet got wind of it, the web couldn’t stop laughing. The wheelchair-bound comic charmed the online communities of Reddit and 4chan with self-deprecating humor that poked fun at his own affliction — cerebral palsy.

More than nine million votes later (despite an alleged voting rig, which Redditors debunked), the Internet convinced one of the biggest cultural influencers in cable television, and arguably America.

The show, Rollin’ With Zach Anner, was a travelogue for the disabled. Four episodes later, it was canceled due to poor ratings.

Despite a short-lived cable career, Anner is asking his web audience to give the travel show a second chance, and he has help from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

The new web series Riding Shotgun With Zach Anner lets Reddit users decide where Anner will travel. He will shoot in eight cities over the course of six weeks.

Entire article:
Reddit-Powered Show Gets Disabled Comedian Rolling Again

http://mashable.com/2012/07/18/zach-anner-show-reddit/

0 thoughts on “Reddit-Powered Show Gets Zach Anner Rolling Again

  1. Zach Anner is my hero! If the stories about Oprah are true and she’s been rgniigg the votes against Zach, she should be ashamed of herself. Being an African American, she should know about discrimination. But it’s OK to discriminate against disabled people? That’s being a hypocrite at best! If it’s too late for Zach to win Oprah’s show, then she should use her star power to get him some kind of a show because by looking at all of the evidence, it’s looking more and more like Oprah rigged it

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