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‘Phantom Bread’: So Dumb, So Fun

It seems too easy: a Phantom Thread parody about a baker called Phantom Bread. Know what? It is that easy. Written by and starring Anna Salinas and Heather Alarcón Higginbotham, and deftly mapped to the source trailer by Colin Pierce, this [...]

By Luke Kelly Clyne

‘Beethoven’s Producer’ Shows the Changing Tide in Digital Comedy

It's been nearly two years since we featured Chuck Armstrong and Charlie Stockman's work, and in that time, digital comedy's landscape has changed quite a bit. "Our new sketch is specifically about a content gatekeeper ruining an artist's work [...]

By Luke Kelly Clyne

‘Triple Kiss’: Billy Scafuri Goes Solo

With these ten minutes of sweet absurdity, the longtime Harvard Sailing Team (HST) member has flexed his muscles as a solo creator with an unmistakable directorial voice. The groundwork has been laid for a longer-form Billy, a Billy that -- [...]

By Luke Kelly Clyne

‘Hot Take’: Worth Having a Take On

Written, edited, and directed by Corey Sherman, Hot Take is a delightful contribution to the growing field of hot take jokes. For the uninitiated, those are from-the-hip commentaries positioned as important revelations. This week's contribution [...]

By Luke Kelly Clyne

‘I, Nancy’: This Week in Trailer Parodies

Like someone doing a spot-on celebrity impression, even the best parodies are, at their very core, marvels of the derivative. Still, there's something mesmerizing about a well-tuned riff on a zeitgeisty moment. It's almost primal. Anna Roisman [...]

By Luke Kelly Clyne

‘Blair’: TBS Is Lookin’ at Instagram!

In 2014, comedian Mo Welch posted her first comic on her @momowelch Instagram handle. It featured a simply drawn depressive named Blair and read "Spirit Airlines is my 'Nam'" Two years later, The Daily Dot wrote a piece on Mo, the traction her [...]

By Luke Kelly Clyne

Another Round of Layoffs Hit Funny or Die

A year and a half after a round of layoffs that shuttered the San Mateo engineering office and left 37 people without a job and almost one year since closing the New York office, Funny or Die has made some more cuts today. According to [...]

By Megh Wright

‘Bjork’: My First Favorite Short of 2018

Welcome back, dear readers. Do you already need a break from the grind? Well, do you? Okay, good. Here's that break. It's directed by a visionary Lorelei Ramirez, and written with a beautifully insane Peter Mills Weiss. It's Bjork and it [...]

By Luke Kelly Clyne

‘Lil’ Alex Jones’: Exactly What It Sounds Like

Cafe's new series Lil' Alex Jones features a very young man doing his best Alex Jones impersonation. That's essentially it. No, sorry, that's precisely it. Sure, the injustices he's wailing over are kid-ified but otherwise, everything is the [...]

By Luke Kelly Clyne

Ryan Mazer’s Dire Warning About NYC

Creator Ryan Mazer is no stranger to deep, disturbing introspection, and we're no stranger to covering it. Today's feature is Mazer's latest descent into the recesses of unbridled anxiety and anti-social behavior, framed as an Insider's Guide [...]

By Luke Kelly Clyne

Check Out a Compilation of Gil Ozeri’s Best Snapchat Videos

Gil Ozeri has long been considered one of the funniest comedians to follow on Snapchat, but in case you haven’t checked it out yet -- or you’d just like a convenient place to give it a rewatch -- Ozeri recently compiled over a year and a half [...]

By Megh Wright

Why Vic Berger Is the Perfect Satirist for the Trump Era

Tom Lehrer once said "I don't want to satirize George [W.] Bush and his puppeteers, I want to vaporize them." Perhaps even more than with Bush, impersonation saturation under the current GOP regime is high. If you still feel the need to bust [...]

By Andy Hughes

Celebrating Ten Years of Funny or Die with CEO Mike Farah

You've probably heard by now that Funny or Die is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The comedy behemoth founded by Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Chris Henchy has come a long way since putting out its initial viral video, “The [...]

By Clint Corey