Will Ferrell Challenges You To Be Funny Or Die!Apr 17th, 2007 | By James Lewin | Category: Citizen Media, Digital Music, Digital Video Downloads, Streaming Video, Video, Vlogs
Comedian Will Ferrell and partner Adam McKay have launched a new site that’s trying to be the YouTube of comedy, FunnyorDie.com.
Like other video sites, users can upload comedy videos to be voted on by other viewers. Videos can also be embedded into blog posts and other sites (see sample below).
Votes determine whether the videos stay on the main site, where they are may actually get seen, or whether they get banished to “The Crypt.”
“Its just us,” said McKay. “Thats the fun this isnt brought to you by GE or Viacom or whoever.”
Ferrell and McKay have helped kicked the site off by publishing their own DIY video, The Landlord….
“I want my money, bitch!” is the catchphrase, and people like tough-talking babies enough to have already have given the video three and a half million views.
FunnyorDie isn’t that different from other sites – but injecting Ferrell and McKay makes it stand out. Expect a rush of amateur comedians competing to outdo the comedic duo.
via Ars Technica