Funny or Die is a comedy video website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production company, Gary Sanchez Productions, with original and user-generated content. Funny or Die contains exclusive material from a number of famous contributors (e.g. Judd Apatow, James Franco) and also has its own Funny or Die Team, which creates original material for the site.
The site launched in 2007. The site’s first video, “The Landlord”, has received over 70 million views and features Ferrell confronted by a swearing, beer-drinking two-year-old landlord. In June 2007, they received venture capital funding from Sequoia Capital, and in June 2008 they announced a partnership with HBO. The comedy website’s new office was designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects and is located in West Hollywood. They moved into the space I’m 2013, occupying the first two floors of a new building on The Lot, a historic production studio lot dating back to the silent film era.
Floors and structural walls are bare concrete–perfect for the skateboarding producer. Reception and communal spaces feature exposed metal stud framing and unfinished materials such as plywood, galvanized metal, and pegboard. The central, glass-walled meeting room has astro-turf.