Google mocks fanboys in Silicon Valley sketch

See the hilarious film that opened Tuesday's keynote, starring Kumail Nanjiani and Martin Starr

Google poked fun at itself and the wider tech industry by opening yesterday's launch event with a comical spot from the HBO show Silicon Valley. Starring Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh and Martin Starr as Gilfoyle, the skit shows the pair anxiously awaiting the Made by Google keynote.

The spot sends up Google ("I heard Larry's going to fire Sergei....out of a cannon"), the rumor mill surrounding its event and fanboys in general.

The spot kicked off Google's annual keynote where, as expected, it launched two new Pixel smartphones, the DayDream VR headset and the Google Home smart speaker, all centering on its updated AI helper, Google Assistant.

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