Alec Berg | ‘Sil­i­con Val­ley’

Los Angeles Times - - THE ENVELOPE -

The setup: Quirky bil­lion­aire in­vestor Peter (Christo­pher Evan Welch) has died, and the me­mo­rial to his char­ac­ter serves as a me­mo­rial to the real-life ac­tor.

The ef­fect: “We didn’t want to seem like we were min­ing Chris’ death for crass jokes, so we cre­ated a me­mo­rial that was pat­terned off Steve Jobs’ me­mo­rial ser­vice and got a se­ries of tech lu­mi­nar­ies to say nice things about Peter. Peo­ple kept say­ing nicer and nicer things, and it be­came about who can take a dump on the peo­ple who are say­ing nice things.”

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