Funny or Die Launches Its Very Own News Vertical
Funny or Die is getting into the news business. THR reports that they’ve launched their very own news vertical today called Funny or Die News, a Daily Show-inspired news coverage site with Entertainment, Science/Tech, Sports, and Explainers categories already set in place. Dan Abramson — who also launched Funny or Die’s digital magazine The Occasional — serves as the editor-in-chief and is joined by a staff of four writers. Abramson plans to start the site with daily news posts followed by longer pieces down the road “from a roster of real and character-driven columnists” as well as possible video components. “When people stopped trusting the news years ago they turned to sources like The Daily Show and The Onion for their information,” said Funny or Die co-founder Adam McKay in a statement. “Now that they’ve become respectable sources it’s time for an even less respectable news outlet. We believe Funny Or Die can fill the void.” Check out Funny or Die News for yourself here.