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How ‘Silicon Valley’ Satirizes California’s Tech Scene So Well

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T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Thomas Middleditch in 'Silicon Valley' (Credit: John P. Fleenor/HBO)
T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Thomas Middleditch in ‘Silicon Valley’ (John P. Fleenor/HBO)

HBO’s hit comedy series Silicon Valley is a sharp satire of the in-crowd within the tech mecca that is northern California. The show is often praised for its accuracy—and this is due, in part, to its real-life tech world consultants like former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. Here’s Costolo on the show:

“People in the Valley—at least, the people I know—talk about the show all the time,” Costolo [said]. “Most of them love it, oddly. I think there are a lot of people telling themselves, with varying levels of accuracy, ‘They’re satirizing those annoying tech people—not me.’”

To learn the full story on how—aside from hiring former tech executives—HBO grounds Silicon Valley in reality, click here.