Watch: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Talk YouTubeBy: Chris Crum - November 5, 2009
YouTube has partnered with Funny or Die, the video comedy site founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, the duo behind such cinematic comedy gems as Anchorman and Talladega Nights. There is now a Funny or Die YouTube channel, and YouTube is giving it special promotion on the site’s home page.
Ferrell and McKay have uploaded the following video talking about YouTube:
Funny or Die gets nearly 2 million unique visitors a month in the US according to Compete data. With YouTube being the top video site on the web (not to mention the 2nd largest search engine), it stands to reason that this partnership will be good for both parties – more views for Funny or Die, and even more time spent on YouTube by people looking to watch funny videos.
It also helps that Funny or Die often includes appearances from other celebrities. "As comedy fans know, Funny or Die works with some of Hollywood’s top comedic talent to create a trademark blend of humor, celebrity and web originals. Jack Black, Natalie Portman and Lindsay Lohan are just a few of the famous names you can catch in hilarious Funny or Die sketches, and you never know who will show up next," says YouTube’s George Strompolos.
Ferrell has selected his favorite clips from the site to spotlight on the YouTube home page, and there are plenty more available on the actual channel. New ones will be uploaded every week.