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Happy Tenth Birthday, Funny Or Die

In 2007, Will Ferrell went viral when he staged a joke conversation with his daughter. One decade later, the company introduced through that clip, Funny or Die, is celebrating its tenth birthday, and it remains a respected comedy brand in the digital video space.

Will Ferrell, Adam McKay (whose directorial credits include Anchorman and The Big Short), and screenwriter Chris Henchy launched Funny or Die on April 12, 2007. “The Landlord,” in which McKay’s then-20-month-old daughter Pearl delivers a profanity-laced tirade to Ferrell, served as the site’s first video. It ended up becoming a massive hit, and it currently has more than 85 million total views. We have no word on whether Ferrell ended up paying his rent.

Bolstered by the success of “The Landlord,” Funny or Die spent the next decade living up to its name, often with the help of celebrities. The company’s most popular program, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis,
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Remember Cursing Toddler Pearl? Dad Adam McKay Says She's The Big Short's Secret Weapon

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Remember Cursing Toddler Pearl? Dad Adam McKay Says She's The Big Short's Secret Weapon
Sometimes 10-year-olds know what's best - for movie audiences, that is. While The Big Short director Adam McKay deserves much of the credit for his film's Screen Actor's Guild and Oscar-nominated success - particularly the way in which he cleverly presented the complicated story of the 2008 financial crisis to general audiences - McKay's younger daughter Pearl played a key role in the film's development. Yes, that Pearl, the adorable cursing toddler from McKay and Will Ferrell's viral Landlord video on their website, FunnyOrDie. McKay says he runs all of his movie ideas by his family - wife Shira Piven,
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Remember Cursing Toddler Pearl? Dad Adam McKay Says She's The Big Short's Secret Weapon

  • PEOPLE.com
Remember Cursing Toddler Pearl? Dad Adam McKay Says She's The Big Short's Secret Weapon
Sometimes 10-year-olds know what's best - for movie audiences, that is. While The Big Short director Adam McKay deserves much of the credit for his film's Screen Actor's Guild and Oscar-nominated success - particularly the way in which he cleverly presented the complicated story of the 2008 financial crisis to general audiences - McKay's younger daughter Pearl played a key role in the film's development. Yes, that Pearl, the adorable cursing toddler from McKay and Will Ferrell's viral Landlord video on their website, FunnyOrDie. McKay says he runs all of his movie ideas by his family - wife Shira Piven,
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Funny or Die’s Production Chief on Why Will Ferrell-Adam McKay Project Isn’t ‘SNL,’ Billy Eichner’s Big Move

  • The Wrap
Funny or Die’s Production Chief on Why Will Ferrell-Adam McKay Project Isn’t ‘SNL,’ Billy Eichner’s Big Move
Funny of Die production president Mike Farah may be the least famous key executive at Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s multi-platform content company, but he’s played an integral role in delivering digital laughs. The Ann Arbor, Mich., native and University of Indiana Business School graduate moved to Los Angeles 13 years ago and came to Funny Or Die in 2008, a year after the debut of Ferrell and McKay’s landmark sketch “The Landlord” — which clocked-in as a definite turning point for the business of online comedy with a legitimate movie star (Ferrell) doing providing original online content. “We hit our stride.
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The Anchorman Cast By The Numbers

Nearly 10 years ago the world was introduced to a stately San Di-ago news anchor who prefers the aroma of rich mahogany and has a healthy taste for scotch (scotchy scotch scotch). Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was released on July 9, 2004, proving that Saturday Night Live alum Will Ferrell could carry a movie, and modern moviegoers enjoy fight sequences that reference West Side Story.

The film largely introduced audiences to Steve Carell, arriving just before NBC’s The Office, and featured an entire subplot starring Maya Rudolph that never made it to the big screen. With the sequel currently in theaters–and promising cameos from the likes of Drake and Kanye West–we felt it was only right to look back on how far the core cast has come, as well as the film’s overall influence on pop culture to date. You know what that means…

News team, assemble!
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Teaser trailer for Will Ferrell's IFC miniseries The Spoils of Babylon

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Since launching in 2006 the comedy video website Funny or Die has been slowly working its way up to television and film. The site was founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company and the two funny men have released some pretty hilarious stuff on the site, including the classic "The Landlord" video featuring McKay's daughter. Funny or Die is going epic with their next project though. It's a miniseries that will begin airing on IFC...
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Top Five Comedies from Gary Sanchez Productions - The Manny Gets a rewrite

In honor of The Manny getting a rewrite from Justin Malen for Gary Sanchez and Red Wagon at Sony, I have compiled a list of my Top Five Comedies From Gary Sanchez.

5. The Foot Fist Way

This was the first movie they produced, which starred a then-unknown Danny McBride. This is a movie you need to check out if you like McBride’s style of comedy.

4. HBO’s Eastbound and Down

This is another Danny McBride comedic gem that will have you rolling in your seat with laughter.

3. The Landlord (Short)

This video short is what catapulted FunnyOrDie.com into the viral video world and it is a must-watch. It is so funny to see the young girl demanding the money from her tennant played by Will Ferrell.

2. The Virginity Hit

This was a low-fi take on the quest of one young teen to lose his virginity and it was
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Will Ferrell brings the funny at his Mark Twain Prize awards ceremony

Will Ferrell brings the funny at his Mark Twain Prize awards ceremony
I’ve got a fever… and the only prescription is more Will Ferrell.

That seemed to be the theme of last night’s airing of Will Ferrell’s Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor award ceremony, where he became the 14th recipient of the prestigious comedy award, joining previous winners such as Tina Fey, George Carlin, and Billy Crystal.

The program featured tributes from tons of Ferrell’s famous friends, including Conan O’Brien, Paul Rudd, and Adam McKay. Many of the stars went for earnest over comical, sharing their favorite memory of Ferrell and then rolling clips from blockbusters such as Anchorman,
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Friendship Day

Sunday, August 07

Corporate partnerships come and go -- unless you go into business with your best friend. To celebrate Friendship Day, we've rounded up our favorite (and most lucrative) friendships. Whether entertainers or tech geeks, these buddies mean business.

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Bff Backstory: The two funnymen met while working at Saturday Night Live in the '90s. Laugh Factory: They've penned box-office hits Anchorman and Step Brothers. Website Funny or Die launched in 2007; its first video, The Landlord, earned 70 million views. Next Big Thing: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, a comedy based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, hits theaters in 2012.

Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig Bff Backstory: The Marchesa designers met as teens at London's Chelsea College of Art and Design. Star Power: Red-carpet regulars Sandra Bullock and Kate Hudson routinely sport Marchesa frocks.
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Entourage's Jeremy Piven Dissed by His Own Niece (and She's Only 6!)

Entourage's Jeremy Piven Dissed by His Own Niece (and She's Only 6!)
I'll get to the upcoming Entourage movie in a sec, but first let's talk about how Jeremy Piven, despite what he may thinks, isn't the biggest star in his family. Four years ago, Piven's then 2-year-old niece, Pearl McCay, became a viral video phenomenon as Will Ferrell's foul-mouthed landlord in his Funny Or Die short The Landlord. Now 6, Pearl hasn't let Uncle Jeremy forget it... "Pearl says she only takes pictures with celebrities," Piven tells me. "And then she got a picture with Selena Gomez and she told it was because it was her 'destiny.' That's what she told me—her 'destiny!' " So Piven is working overtime to prove himself...
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Kennedy Center Honors Will Ferrell

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Will Ferrell.

A worthy recipient of the honor, Ferrell’s presence on the cinematic comedy scene over the past few years seems ubiquitous, and has included classics such as “Old School,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Elf” and “Zoolander.” In addition to his big screen efforts, Ferrell began FunnyorDie.com site with Adam McKay (and received many millions of views for their short film “The Landlord”), and then there are his “Saturday Night Live” performances.

Ferrell is the 14th person to receive the annual award, and stated in response to the news, ”I am truly honored to receive this distinction, I will now begin cultivating a Mark Twain-esque moustache in anticipation of the event.” Former recipients of the award are Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin,
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Kennedy Center Honors Will Ferrell

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Will Ferrell.

A worthy recipient of the honor, Ferrell’s presence on the cinematic comedy scene over the past few years seems ubiquitous, and has included classics such as “Old School,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Elf” and “Zoolander.” In addition to his big screen efforts, Ferrell began FunnyorDie.com site with Adam McKay (and received many millions of views for their short film “The Landlord”), and then there are his “Saturday Night Live” performances.

Ferrell is the 14th person to receive the annual award, and stated in response to the news, ”I am truly honored to receive this distinction, I will now begin cultivating a Mark Twain-esque moustache in anticipation of the event.” Former recipients of the award are Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin,
See full article at Moving Pictures Magazine »

Lizzy Caplan and Adam Scott Cast In Farrell And McKay Project

Will Farrell's and Adam McKay's new project Bachelorette has the pieces to be quite funny.   Anchorman led the way for this actor - director duo,  and aside from being one of the most quotable movies in the last ten years, I did not like the movie, it had to grow on my over time.   The only other movie the duo has done that gets regular air time in our house is The Landlord.  For most people the involvement of these two men alone is the biggest piece of potential this movie has going for it,
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Adam McKay Talks 'The Other Guys' Sequel, Wooing Mark Wahlberg... And Daughter Pearl's Acting Career

Adam McKay Talks 'The Other Guys' Sequel, Wooing Mark Wahlberg... And Daughter Pearl's Acting Career
When Will Ferrell and Adam McKay team up, it's a pretty safe bet that there'll be a big fat pot of comedy gold at the end of that rainbow. The duo has given movie fans such beloved hits as "Anchorman," "Talladega Nights," "Step Brothers" and this summer's buddy-cop hit "The Other Guys," as well as the game-changing comedy website FunnyOrDie.com, which propelled McKay's young daughter Pearl to stardom with a little viral video sensation called "The Landlord."

With "The Other Guys" DVD and Blu-Ray in stores now, MTV chatted with writer-director McKay about a potential sequel to the film, how he wooed Mark Wahlberg to do a comedy, and why it might be a long time before we see Pearl demand the rent from Will Ferrell.

MTV: You've worked with Will a ton of times. How'd you settle on Mark Wahlberg to play his partner for "The Other Guys
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The Other Guys NYPD Recruitment Video

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The Other Guys NYPD Recruitment Video
Will Ferrell who plays Allen Gamble in The Other Guys, attempts to recruit able-bodied men and women to join the New York Police Department in this never before seen NYPD recruitment video. The upcoming comedy “The Other Guys” by director Adam McKay (Step Brothers, The Landlord) and starring Mark Wahlberg (The Brazilian Job, The Lovely Bones), Will Ferrell (Anchorman 2, Presidential Reunion), Eva Mendes (The Spirit, Ghost Rider), Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, Iron Man 2), Paris Hilton and Dwayne Johnson. Click Here for more photos, news and videos from The Other Guys. Synopsis: Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top [...]
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Here's The Other Guys Closing Credits

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Here's The Other Guys Closing Credits
The visual design company Picture Mill released the closing credits sequence to the recently released comedy “The Other Guys” by director Adam McKay (Step Brothers, The Landlord) and starring Mark Wahlberg (The Brazilian Job, The Lovely Bones), Will Ferrell (Anchorman 2, Presidential Reunion), Eva Mendes (The Spirit, Ghost Rider), Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, Iron Man 2), Paris Hilton and Dwayne Johnson. Click Here for more photos, news and videos from The Other Guys. Synopsis: Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize — only things don’t quite go as planned. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest movie [...]
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The Latest Clip from The Other Guys

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The Latest Clip from The Other Guys
Sony Pictures released a funny new clip from the upcoming comedy “The Other Guys” by director Adam McKay (Step Brothers, The Landlord) and starring Mark Wahlberg (The Brazilian Job, The Lovely Bones), Will Ferrell (Anchorman 2, Presidential Reunion), Eva Mendes (The Spirit, Ghost Rider), Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, Iron Man 2), Paris Hilton and Dwayne Johnson. Click Here for more photos, news and videos from The Other Guys. Synopsis: Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize — only things don’t quite go as planned. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest movie news and more from “The [...]
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The Other Guys Comic-con Trailer

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The Other Guys Comic-con Trailer
Watch the latest movie trailer for the upcoming comedy “The Other Guys” by director Adam McKay (Step Brothers, The Landlord) and starring Mark Wahlberg (The Brazilian Job, The Lovely Bones), Will Ferrell (Anchorman 2, Presidential Reunion), Eva Mendes (The Spirit, Ghost Rider), Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, Iron Man 2), Paris Hilton and Dwayne Johnson. Click Here for more photos, news and videos from The Other Guys. Synopsis: Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize — only things don’t quite go as planned. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest movie news and more from “The Other Guys”. Source: [...]
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The Other Guys Extended Movie Trailer

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The Other Guys Extended Movie Trailer
Yahoo! Movies recently released this new extended movie trailer for the upcoming comedy “The Other Guys” by director Adam McKay (Step Brothers, The Landlord) and starring Mark Wahlberg (The Brazilian Job, The Lovely Bones), Will Ferrell (Anchorman 2, Presidential Reunion), Eva Mendes (The Spirit, Ghost Rider), Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, Iron Man 2), Paris Hilton and Dwayne Johnson. Click Here for more photos, news and videos from The Other Guys. Synopsis: Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize — only things don’t quite go as planned. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest movie news and more [...]
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The Other Guys Work Your Mouth Like A Puppet Clip

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The Other Guys Work Your Mouth Like A Puppet Clip
First rape whistles, then a flotation device and now here’s the latest movie clip ‘Work Your Mouth Like A Puppet’ from the upcoming comedy “The Other Guys” by director Adam McKay (Step Brothers, The Landlord) and starring Mark Wahlberg (The Brazilian Job, The Lovely Bones), Will Ferrell (Anchorman 2, Presidential Reunion), Eva Mendes (The Spirit, Ghost Rider), Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, Iron Man 2), Paris Hilton and Dwayne Johnson. Click Here for more photos, news and videos from The Other Guys. Synopsis: Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize — only things don’t quite go as [...]
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