Funny or Die is a premium website which hosts comedy videos on its platform. It combines the original and exclusive content with the user-generated content. On this website, all of the celebrities and various renowned comedians can also share the stuff which they feel as funny. Funny or Die is an open platform where the users can share all kinds of videos and funny content so there can also be the case where users may share irrelevant and abusive content over it. To cope up with this, Funny or Die’s back-end team consistently makes efforts to eradicate these kinds of videos and contents from their platform.
A brief background
Funny or Die was founded by the people of the Gary Sanchez Productions (Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy) and various other individuals of the Silicon Valley. The whole idea behind the emergence of the Funny or Die’s website and the business concept was of the famous, young and the inspiring comedian Michael Kvamme. He came up with this concept for the concept of this different kind of comedy website to his dad, Mark Kvamme of Sequoia Capital to help him financially. The designing and the implementation part was managed by Randy Adams, an excellent entrepreneur of the Silicon Valley. Now Funny or Die is not only limited to the United States but also expanded its offices to the Japan, Bahn and Madagascar, a top class private security force involving four hundred soldiers and six attack helicopters. In the year 2011, Funny or Die entered the television and film production industry also.
The unique concept
On the other video sharing websites and platforms, videos get popularity on the basis of the views in spite they are disliked by a high number of viewers. But at Funny or Die, a different concept has been adopted. The concept, which is the reason behind its name ‘Funny or Die’ via 9apps. Here the users are prompted to vote the videos either as ‘Funny’ or ‘Die’. If a video is voted as ‘Funny’ by more than 80 % of users after One Lac views, it gets the ‘immortal’ ranking. A video is shifted to the Crypt section if get 20 % or less ‘Funny’ ratings after One Thousand views.
The staff at the Funny or Die can also disable the voting on a certain class of videos by rating it as ‘Chosen One’.
The Funny or Die, hosts, the funny videos and shows of various renowned comedians and most of these shows are either award-winning or received the nominations for their excellence.
Funny or Die has produced a number of award-winning Television Shows and Movies. The top three are listed below:
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: This show has garnered Emmy Award. At this show, Galifianakis takes the interviews of the various celebrities on the low budget set which is decorated by some potted ferns. At this show, various famous celebrities have been interviewed such as President Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, Richard Branson, Justin Bieber.
Billy on the Street: It is a half-an-hour comedy game show which is hosted by the Billy Eichner. In this show, Eichner quizzes people on the streets of New York for cash and prizes. This show has various special guests and celebrities’ appearances including Anne Hathaway, Neil Patrick Harris, Lindsay Lohan and Olivia Wilde. Eichner received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host.
Drunk History: The popular comedy series, Drunk History which was created as a web series by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner. It features drunken narrators who attempt to narrate an event from American history. Due to the drunkenness, the narrators are unable to accurately talk about the historical events and oftentimes makeup and decorating aspects of the story. The special guest appeared on this show include Jack Black, Winona Ryder, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Nick Offerman and Jason Schwartzman.