Shez Cassim Released from UAE Prison After Serving 9 Months Over a Comedy Video
by Megh Wright This morning, CNN reported that Shezanne "Shez" Cassim, the American citizen who was jailed in the United Arab Emirates after making and posting an amateur comedy video online, has finally been released from prison and is heading home to the States. According to the report, Shez left ... [Read More]
 
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Comedy threesome The Grawlix, aka Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl, and comedy bros The Nix Brothers, aka Evan and Adam Nix, just released a new video on Funny […]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of th... [Read More]
 
Kenny G Is Jon Daly's New Imaginary Friend
by Megh Wright It's been over three years since Jon Daly had his epic pool party with imaginary friend Fabio, and in this sequel for Funny or Die he rings in 2014 in smooth jazz style with none other than Kenny G. Because why have a bunch of chicken fights with beautiful women and Fabio when you ca... [Read More]
 
'Between Two Ferns' Is Back with a Star-Studded Christmas Spectacular
by Bradford Evans Funny or Die debuted a new Between Two Ferns video from Zach Galifianakis today. It's a holiday episode with guests Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire, and musical guest Arcade Fire. The last Between Two Ferns was the Justin Bieber episode, released three months ago, and hopefully w... [Read More]
 
'Conan' Writer Scott Gairdner Responded to a Weird Reddit Question About One of His Videos with Hilarious Lies
by Bradford Evans Earlier this week, a Reddit user posted a weird series of questions about "The Sex Offender Shuffle," a comedy video Scott Gairdner (Conan, Funny or Die) made in 2009. The Reddit user asked a bunch of questions under the impression that the video, a faux-'80s video of a group ... [Read More]
 
New “Ralphie” Web Series Won’t Shoot Your Eye Out!
Ever wonder what happened to Ralphie after his shenanigans in “A Christmas Story“? No? Well, sometimes we thought about what he’d grow up to be like! Apparently we weren’t the […]Author informationMeredith SchneiderContributing Editor at Serial OptimistMeredith runs Do... [Read More]
 
Amy Poehler joins Billy Eichner to chase down Christmas carolers for Billy On The Street
This is the funniest Christmas video you'll see today, if not all season. Billy Eichner, host of Funny or Die's Billy on the Street on FUSE, welcomed Amy Poehler to join him in New York City's Flatiron district to see if anyone would sing Christmas carols with them. For a dollar. Any ... [Read More]
 
Funny or Die rallies comedy community behind #FreeShez, for U.S. citizen jailed in Dubai for parody video
When you or I make a parody video, it may make millions laugh or just sit there online, waiting to find an audience of fans with similar sensibilities. When Shezanne Cassim made and posted a video making fun of youth in Dubai, the authorities there not only weren't laughing, their lack of humor and ... [Read More]
 
A US Citizen Is Being Imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates Over a Comedy Video
by Bradford Evans Funny Or Die is working to raise awareness for Shezanne "Shez" Cassim, an American citizen who was living in the United Arab Emirates when he was imprisoned for making an amateur comedy video and posting it online. He's been held over seven months for a UAE "cyber crimes law" over ... [Read More]
 
The 12 Days of Burgundy, Day 6: Ron Burgundy’s anchorman colleagues come clean
On the sixth day of Christmas, Will Ferrell gave to me, a CNN anchorman documentary! The countdown to the much anticipated debut of Anchorman: The Legend Continues is getting closer, and it seems that all of pop-culture is overflowing with the antics of San Diego’s finest news team. Anchorman:... [Read More]