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James Van Der Beek is a superstar DJ in the painfully funny 'What Would Diplo Do?'

James Van Der Beek is a superstar DJ in the painfully funny 'What Would Diplo Do?'

What’s more obnoxious than a superstar DJ with an outsized ego and a confetti cannon?

A television series about a superstar DJ with an outsized ego and a confetti cannon.

Viceland’s new scripted comedy, “What Would Diplo Do?,” is a treasure trove of electronic dance music clichés, right down to the MDMA jokes, intermittent air horns and Mad Decent gear.

But what saves this half-hour series from being just as annoying as the scene it depicts is a painfully funny self-awareness. Think of it as the “Veep” of DJ culture, or maybe the “This Is Spinal Tap” of EDM.

“What Would Diplo Do?” which premieres Thursday, follows celebrity DJ, producer and Major Lazer star...

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