HBO Buys Into Will Ferrel’s Funny Or Die

Jun 11th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Video

Variety reports that HBO is buying into comedian Will Ferrel’s

The site, introduced a little over a year ago, is a sort YouTube clone focusing on comedy. Much of the site’s appeal, though, is the offbeat comedy videos

HBO has bought a small equity stake in the comedy site and has commissioned 10 half-hours of programming from Funny or Die as part of the deal.

The agreement envisions the two sides partnering on a variety of future projects, from the live comedy tours that Funny or Die is planning to a possible Funny or Die-branded programming block on one of HBO’s offshoot channels.

“We do know we want it to be in the same family of the comedy that we’re doing on the website — just a wide range of anything from a funny offbeat talkshow to a maybe more-traditional-type sitcom to a show with puppets,” said Ferrell. “We don’t want to limit ourselves in any way, which is what we love about the stuff that we do for Funny or Die. The spitballing on these ideas is going to be the fun part of all this.”

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