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Fake Steve Jobs Working on TV Comedy ''iCon''

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MRC Studios has said it has assembled a team to work on a sitcom based on Steve Jobs.

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Media Rights Capital this week announced that the studio, along with EPIX, has put together a team that will work on iCon, a comedy series pilot that will be developed by Larry Charles, one of the Seinfeld writers and the director of Borat and Bruno.

While Charles is a very talented comedy writer, he will not be the one penning the pilot. According to MRC, founder of the Fake Steve Jobs blog Dan Lyons will write the episode, with direction from Larry. 

MRC says the show’s lead character, Tom Rhodes, is a composite of Jobs and other Silicon Valley titans. The comedy is described as a savage satire, a study of ego, power and greed.

“We are attempting to do nothing less than a modern Citizen Kane,” Charles said. “A scabrous satire of Silicon Valley and its most famous citizen. We needed a bold environment to nurture such a vision. One that was free of pre-conceived ideas. And EPIX made it clear they were that place. They asked us to make their home our home. And we have.”

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    ravicai , March 19, 2010 3:33 PM
    Looks like a homeless guy that stole somebody's pink crocs.
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    sliem , March 19, 2010 4:21 PM
    This, too, will get sued by Apple.
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    ravicai , March 19, 2010 3:33 PM
    Looks like a homeless guy that stole somebody's pink crocs.
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    mlopinto2k1 , March 19, 2010 3:35 PM
    I thought it was Osama Bin Laden.
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    pswenne , March 19, 2010 3:44 PM
    Quote:
    MRC says the show’s lead character, Tom Rhodes, is a composite of Jobs and other Silicon Valley titans. The comedy is described as a savage satire, a study of ego, power and greed


    Reminds me a lot of the webcomic http://www.ubersoft.net/
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    darkscorpion20 , March 19, 2010 3:48 PM
    Looks like the disguise used in V for Vendetta, something Lockwood i think.
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    kanaric , March 19, 2010 4:11 PM
    I dont get the appeal of a "fake steve jobs". Seems stupid.
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    babybeluga , March 19, 2010 4:13 PM
    Everybody dies a little on the inside when comedians go political.
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    Honis , March 19, 2010 4:18 PM
    In before Titans of Silicon Valley sue in an attempt to destroy the show/studios budget paying their defense lawyers.
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    sliem , March 19, 2010 4:21 PM
    This, too, will get sued by Apple.
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    mp562 , March 19, 2010 4:30 PM
    There's an app for that.
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    doc70 , March 19, 2010 4:57 PM
    If this is the same guy (Lyons)that writes the so-called tech column for Newsweek, then it will be a flop. The guy writes as if the ONLY tech out there is the one produced by Jobs' company. Talk about un-biased journalism...
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    back_by_demand , March 19, 2010 5:16 PM
    The costume department doesn't have to worry about a budget.
    Steve Jobs has worn the same jeans and black roll neck for the last 20 years.
    Either that or he has a wardrobe with 30 identical sets of clothes like Mr Monk.
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    zoemayne , March 19, 2010 5:55 PM
    just because steve jobs name is mentioned this is technology related?
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    gsacks , March 19, 2010 6:28 PM
    I could not care less about this, except that I have to say that I love the name iCon. The double meaning is great. I doubt that I'll ever watch the show though.
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    JonathanDeane , March 19, 2010 8:55 PM
    I just laughed at the name iCon.... LOL
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    ossie , March 20, 2010 4:07 PM
    pswenneReminds me a lot of the webcomic http://www.ubersoft.net/

    Funny, they just forgot the B, from BSOD, in the guy's chromatic outfit.
    zoemaynejust because steve jobs name is mentioned this is technology related?

    This is getting more, and more like THGossip... to keep the wintarded micro$uxx fankiddie herd "entertained".
    More non-news, or just lack of inspiration?
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    amnotanoobie , March 22, 2010 4:05 AM
    zoemaynejust because steve jobs name is mentioned this is technology related?


    Yes, quite strange. These kinds of things are more of TGDaily kind of stuff.