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Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Has His Next Gig: Writing for HBO’s Silicon Valley

The technology executive and onetime stand-up comedian works a couple of days a week in the show’s writers room.

The former chief executive officer of the beleaguered social network Twitter has a new job that some might view as a promotion—contributor to the writers room on HBO’s hit show Silicon Valley.

Dick Costolo, a onetime stand-up comedian, says he's spending a couple of days a week working in the writers room for the third season of the tech-industry parody show. "I'm in the writers room, and it's more consulting than writing. There's plenty of writing talent in the room," Costolo wrote in an e-mail. "I'm answering questions and describing how interactions would work between executives, VCs, employees, etc."