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RIP Funny or Die’s NYC office: Report

The closure of the popular comedy site's NoMad location affects 13 employees.
Funny or Die is closing its office at 18 W. 27th St. in New York's NoMad neighborhoodGoogle Maps

Despite working for a comedy juggernaut, it looks like there may be little humor for many of Funny or Die's New Yorkemployeesthis week.

The website founded by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchyin 2007 is shuttering its office at 18 W. 27th St. in NoMad, Page Six reported.

Sources told Page Six that the office's13 staffers were told they can relocate to Funny or Die’s Los Angeles headquarters or be laid off. Three of those employees, who are said to have been designers, opted for the layoff.

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A sales team, which will still be based in New York, has moved to a smaller location on Wall Street.

Back in August, 37 employees were laid off when the company closed its office in San Mateo, California, Deadline reported.

Then-new CEO Mike Farah said after that office closed that the staff reduction was part of reorganization efforts “to double down and refocus on making the kind of content that made us a household name in the first place.”

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Funny or Die exploded after launching in 2007 with “The Landlord,” a sketch featuring Ferrell and McKay’s then-2-year-old daughter Pearl as his foul-mouthed landlord. The video has more than 85 million views.

Funny or Die also makes hit shows TV shows like “Billy on the Street” with Billy Eichner, Comedy Central’s “@midnight” starting Chris Hardwick and the Emmy-winning “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis. Ryan Gosling, Patrick Stewart, Steve Carell and countless others have also appeared in videos on the site.

 
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