Will Ferrell Clip Kicks Off Funny or Die

Funny or DieFunny or Die is a new comedy video website from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company Gary Sanchez Productions. The website lets people upload funny videos where they can be discussed and rated. Videos that have been voted "die" too many times end up in the Crypt. The video site was kicked off with a funny video clip called The Landlord starring Will Ferrell himself. Wired's Compiler blog says there will be videos from other Hollywood comedy stars but the bulk of the videos will be from "real people."
Ferrell and McKay are using their alter ego, Gary Sanchez, as a mouth piece for the site. Sanchez says that videos starring Hollywood heavyweights will appear regularly in the featured section of FunnyOrDie, but "the meat and cabbage of the site will be the real peoples."
The website does offer embedding even for the Will Ferrell clip. This should boost the viral component of the videos posted on Funny or Die. The Will Ferrell clip and the buzz surrounding the launch may be putting a lot of demand on the website because the upload tab currently displays the following message: "Sorry, Uploading temporarily disabled due to very heavy server load Please try again later." The front of the website also now contains this message, "There are too many people blowing off work to download our videos. Sorry, it may take a few minutes..."

Posted on April 17, 2007

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