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Everything 'Silicon Valley' from our Jimmy O. Yang interview

He discusses playing Jian Yang, his friendship with Mike Judge and season 5.

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Jimmy O. Yang, better known as Jian Yang from the show "Silicon Valley," stopped by CNET to talk about the show and his new book "How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents."

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The HBO show "Silicon Valley" has numerous characters that are funny. But one stands on his own: Jian Yang, played by actor and comedian Jimmy O. Yang. The character is the app developer who is behind the apps Smokation and Not Hotdog. His rivalry with Erlich Bachman, played by T.J. Miller, fueled some of the funniest moments in the show's first four seasons.

Jimmy O. Yang visited CNET and talked with us about the origin of Jian Yang, having Mike Judge as a commencement speaker and what the future holds for his relationship with T.J. Miller -- let's just say "Chinese action comedy."

We gathered all the best Silicon Valley moments from our interview into one bite-size video compilation. Enjoy.

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Watch the full interview below, in which he talks about being an immigrant comic, all his odd jobs -- including as a strip club DJ -- and his new book "How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents."