Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Next Oprah is from Austin, has Cerebral Palsy, and I want to marry him.

Omigod! You guys.

GARY! just turned me onto a man, a man from Austin, who is auditioning for Oprah's Next TV Star. His name is Zach, and he is currently leading the contest by one million votes.

Zach has Cerebral Palsy,"the sexiest of all the Palsies," as he calls it.

But his audition is not a sad audition. It is a hilarious audition.

According to our dear friend Lauren Lytle, Zach used to do a show called The Wingmen. I just watched an episode, and that too is delightful.

I want this man to win so badly! How incredibly awesome would that be, Austinites, if one of our own became the next Oprah? Let's rally the troops!

vote for zach here!

Also, check out Zach's adorable follow-up video here, where he says thank you for all the votes. His reaction when he sees how many votes he got is PRICELESS.


katherine said...

I voted for him too! My boyfriend just showed this to me yesterday and I am rooting for him all the way! Apparently he also used to have his own TV show on UT's Texas Student TV while he went to UT (my reaction: UT had a TV station?!).

Austin Eavesdropper said...

LOL, @katherine - MY REACTION too! I had zero idea UT had a TV station. Anyway, that explains why his clips are so punchy and well-edited! You go, Zach. Take it to the top rockstar.

Dad said...

Crawling a marathon! Priceless!!!

Marie said...

Ahhhh!!!! LOVE love him!! I just voted. You go Zach! I'd watch your show any day!!!

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@Dad - Right? I love how he films that little section!!

@Marie - I know! A travel show about what to do when things go wrong. "Because my mom always said, when life gives you wheelchairs, make lemonade." :D Awesome.

Anonymous said...

I heard John Mayer blogged about this guy - true?

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@Anonymous - You are correct, my friend:


Anonymous said...

Makes me happy to see him doing well. I remember watching his show on the local University of Texas TV channel and he was great. I would see him riding around near campus here and there and I haven't seen him since now. I thought his fortunes might have taken him somewhere not so great, but he's on top of the world right now! That's awesome!