Oddball comedy tour scales back 2016 schedule amid cancellations
The fourth annual Oddball Comedy & Curiousity Festival should have kicked off this Thursday, but the all-star outdoor stand-up comedy tour from Funny or Die and Live Nation has cancelled the first four dates, as well as four more in September. Oddball 2016 has scaled back from 21 tour stops to 1... [Read More]
The Cast of ‘Don’t Think Twice’ Just Made the Most Viral Video Ever
Funny or Die recently teamed up with Mike Birbiglia and the cast of his new film Don’t Think Twice to make a video promoting the movie, but instead of creating another attempt at a viral video, instead the video follows Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Gethard, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci... [Read More]
“Don’t Think Twice” casts a spell on Viral Video Virus
"Our movie is good. We don't need this." That's the message behind this humorous inception-level meta exercise in publicity, as Mike Birbiglia and the cast of his wonderful new movie, Don't Think Twice, battle their own personal demons, the virus of "viral videos" that prompts them to lash out at on... [Read More]
Review: Triumph’s Summer Election Special on Hulu
A foul-mouthed puppet dog has persuaded me to finally sign up for Hulu. Hulu just announced this week it'd end its free streaming service (although you can find some of that programming via Yahoo! in a new deal), putting it more in line with Netflix with $7.99/month (ads) and $11.99/month (no ads) s... [Read More]
Remembering Matt Villines, half of comedy directing duo Matt & Oz
Matt Villines died in July after a two-year battle with kidney cancer. Villines was only 39, still approaching the heights of his career as a comedy director. As half of the directing duo, Matt & Oz, he was responsible for many of your favorite short films that have aired on Saturday Night ... [Read More]
Funny or Die Just Laid Off 37 People
Some sad news out of LA today: Funny or Die just laid off 30% of their staff, a total of 37 people, in a restructuring that new CEO Mike Farah says is part of a plan to “double-down and re-focus on making the kind of content that made us a household name in the first […] [Read More]
Funny or Die lays off 37, shutters Silicon Valley engineering office
Just a few days after throwing its annual bash in Montreal for the comedy industry gathered at Just For Laughs, Funny or Die announced today it'd lay off 37 jobs -- 30 percent of its workforce -- and close the office in San Mateo, Calif., where the comedy company's engineers worked. Here's the offic... [Read More]
Check Out the First Trailer for Funny or Die and go90’s ‘Tween Fest’
Streaming service go90 teamed up with Funny or Die to create their first big comedy series, Tween Fest, and its first trailer was just released. The series is about a dad creating what’s essentially a Coachella for teen social media stars and that somehow ending up not being a great idea. It s... [Read More]
Is a $160,000 Degree in “Comedic Arts” Worth It?
The average cost of tuition at a private college in 2015 was over $32,000 according to CollegeData.com, but that number is even higher at Boston’s Emerson College, where tuition is over $42,000 per year — nearly $60,000 when room and board is included. Anyone who spends over $160,000 on ... [Read More]
Tracy Morgan, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, and More Are Headed to 2016’s Oddball Festival
The annual Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival returns next month, and today Funny or Die announced the tour dates and comedian lineup. The festival runs from Thursday, August 25th through Sunday, October 2nd and makes stops in Atlanta, Toronto, Portland, Denver, Austin, and more. Here are the s... [Read More]