HBO's hit show "Silicon Valley" may lampoon the tech industry in California, but people from the actual Silicon Valley apparently don't mind the ribbing.
Mike Judge, creator of the famed TV series "Beavis and Butt-Head" and the film "Office Space," said that immersing himself in the Valley to come up with the quirky characters wasn't difficult to do.
"I think we try to make the actual things that they're doing and the technical parts of it pretty accurate, and we just exaggerate comedy and personality to make the show funny. But I think the show is better for being more realistic when it can be," Judge said.
The comedy follows a house of tech-geeks who are navigating their series A funding for their start-up, Pied Piper. In typical Silicon Valley fashion, the group lives and works together, and the show documents in tongue-in-cheek fashion the challenges faced in that environment.