What is Funny or Die?

Last updated: January 28, 2015 - 9:28pm EST

Funny or Die is a website that consists of comedic videos and articles (but mostly videos). It's full of original stand-up acts and skits from Funny or Die's users, and even some celebrity contributors.

The name of the site reflects how content is managed on the website. Users of the site can vote for whether they find a video or article is funny or not.  If more than 80% of users like the video, it gets an “Immortal” ranking.  If 20% or less liked the video, then it gets sent to the “Crypt.”

The website was founded in 2007 and is based in California. It was founded by producer/comedian Adam McKay and actor/comedian Will Ferrell under McKay’s production company, Gary Sanchez Productions. Since then, numerous celebrities have made guest appearances on the website. Actors and actresses such as Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Mila Kunis, and Selena Gomez have all contributed content.

The success of the website skyrocketed in 2008 when HBO bought out a portion of the website and is now responsible for 10 half-hour “Funny or Die” episodes. Also in 2008, a Funny or Die comedy tour took place with Will Ferrell as host.

Funny or Die is a great way to find and support new comedians while having many laughs along the way.

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