Fake Steve Jobs (Newsweek’s Dan Lyons) is teaming up with director Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Borat) to produce a “TV” show on streaming service EPIX.
The show’s lead character will be Tom Rhodes, who sounds more than loosely based upon Steve Jobs. According to Deadline, the half-hour, single-camera comedy is “a savage satire, a study of ego, power and greed”. To us, that sounds a lot like Curb Your Enthusiasm, played by a Fake Steve Jobs. But to be fair, that’s our interpretation, not the pitch.
If you haven’t heard of EPIX before, join the club. Apparently this original series is supposed to put the service on the map. Hopefully, the show is hilarious and the plan works perfectly, but I’ve yet to see a Steve Jobs impressionist who is all that funny (other than in print). [TechCrunch and Deadline]