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iSteve: Funny or Die’s hilarious take on the Apple story now free to watch

If you thought Pirates of Silicon Valley was inaccurate, just wait until you see what the Funny or Die folks have done with its recounting of Steve Jobs’ life, iSteve.

The comedy site last night released the 80-minute film — its longest project yet — for free viewing online. At the time of this post, iSteve has already racked up more than 123,000 views.

The film stars Justin Long as Steve Jobs, and Lost’sĀ Jorge Garcia as Steve Wozniak (who I’m sure finds this all hilarious). Personally, I’m more excited to see James Urbaniak’s take on Bill Gates.

Even though it started out as a simple idea for a fake Steve Jobs movie trailer, iSteve may end up becoming one of Funny or Die’s most important releases. The film was written and shot in eight days, so expect things to be a bit rough. But the fact that it actually exists shows that the Internet isn’t just a place for short cat videos.

Funny or Die was founded by comedian Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay, who’ve collaborated on such classics as Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and Step Brothers. The site saw viral success early on with The Landlord, a short featuring McKay’s pint-sized daughter berating Ferrell. So far, that video has been viewed more than 80 million times.