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

Larry Charles

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.”

  • ravicai
    Looks like a homeless guy that stole somebody's pink crocs.
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  • mlopinto2k1
    I thought it was Osama Bin Laden.
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  • pswenne
    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
    Looks like the disguise used in V for Vendetta, something Lockwood i think.
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  • kanaric
    I dont get the appeal of a "fake steve jobs". Seems stupid.
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  • babybeluga
    Everybody dies a little on the inside when comedians go political.
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  • Honis
    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
    This, too, will get sued by Apple.
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  • mp562
    There's an app for that.
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  • doc70
    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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