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, [...]
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's web video juggernaut Funny or Die debuted a massive redesign this morning, complete with new features, a new logo, and some usability improvements. While the site promises that the content won't be changing, the front page has a slick new look, mixing in a lot more old videos with the new ones and featuring an infinity scroll. Other changes include the Funny/Die voting for each video no longer displaying a percentage rating, full credits for each video frustratingly not being viewable, and the disappearance of Earwolf podcasts, which the site had been displaying for the past two years after signing a partnership with [...]
We all know how important it's become for comedians to connect with their audience via Facebook and Twitter and blogs and the AST message board and all of that. Nearly every one of my comedy nerd friends and I boast at least a few direct brushes with comedy greatness (Andy Kindler once retweeted me, Hannibal Buress direct messaged me once — I’m a pretty big deal).
Former SNL'er Chris Kattan, however, may be taking fan connection attempts to a bit of an extreme with the wealth of information he shares on his personal website. Either that or he’s completely mocking the idea of celebrity oversharing. I have no [...]