I was worried Zack Anner’s wheelchair travel show, that debuted last December on the OWN network, wouldn’t get the ratings it needed, and it turns out I was right. Boo, hiss…you can’t tell me Andrew Zimmern is anymore entertaining.
As we see once again the public still isn’t that interested in disability-related media to garner the big numbers, “I went from Oprah, to No-prah,” Zach says after his show debuted (if you remember, he was voted by over 9 million Oprah viewers in 2010) he decided to do the only natural thing: Bring his travel show to the web. You mean I can get fresh and tasty Zach Anner several times a week??
Zach, and his very funny (and hunky) crew (his brother is also part of his comedy team), have partnered up with the founder of Reddit to launch their show, Riding Shotgun with Zach Anner, and it is no ordinary travel show.
They asked the web to tell them which 8 cities they should go during their upcoming 5,000 mile road trip across the US and Canada, and they used Reddit to put out the call for suggestions.
They got thousands of replies, and chose the following 8 cities: Montreal, Boston, Baltimore, Blackburg, Savannah, New Orleans, Denver and Vancouver. Pretty good mix! (and seeing Zach drinking a Hurricane in NOLA will be priceless).
I’m psyched this is happening. Zach is not a G, or even PG-rated guy, and that is what kind of happened to him when he was on the OWN network. His comedy is awesome, but was watered down. OWN viewers didn’t get Zach (we do though!). And Zach and co have completely ramped up his site, TheRealZachAnner.com, with fresh video updates of the show and the epic road trip happening this August and September.
What’s awesome about web series like these is that the episodes come out FAST….days even. And it looks like that’ll be the case with Zach’s new show too. They just arrived in Montreal and there’s already a great video from the location on their site.
Oh man….after watching the show’s preview, I forgot how hysterical Zach is. Gah so happy! Zach’s innate comedic awesomensss TRULY outshines his disability, and his new web-series Riding Shotgun (with woop no network blah blah limitations) show just what I mean. You mean I can get fresh and tasty Zach Anner several times a week? Oh yeah, happy birthday to me.
- Watch the promo for Riding Shotgun with Zach Anner (catch the end for my fav part. “I don’t understand the internet” lol)
- The official site for the show: Riding Shotgun with Zach Anner