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Friday, March 21st, 2014

More Info on Funny Or Die's Revamped Version of 'The Occasional', Now a Humor Website

Earlier this month, Funny Or Die announced that its humor journal The Occasional is now a website instead of an iOS magazine that charges money. Now, the new version of The Occasional has started to roll out new content in the form of written humor pieces.

The Occasional's editor Dan Abramson tells Splitsider:

"Ultimately, we were very sorry to say goodbye to the magazine format, but are excited for the future. We loved getting to make a humor magazine, so we're going to try maintain the same spirit while expanding our reach. So we're going to start with the same types of pieces: in depth articles, interactivity, and of course letting our favorite comedians and writers come do pieces they wouldn't get to do elsewhere. Same amount of content, too, just doled out daily instead of releasing 30 pieces at once.

But then who knows — the web opens up some new possibilities that we're excited for. I love tinkering with things, so my goal is to get the site up and running and then slowly tear it down. This all sounds very over dramatic, but rest assured, it's all a conduit to more butt jokes and references to hunks."

Past contributors to The Occasional include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nick Offerman, Andy Daly, Simon Rich, Jenny Slate, Paul F. Tompkins, and more, and the site, in addition to the new content that has just started to roll out, features a two-year backlog of articles and videos from funny people you're probably familiar with.
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