@ EconSM: Funny or Die Says Social Media Laughs Can Be A Serious Business


Dick Glover, the CEO of Funny or Die, the comedy site known for its smash hit short film “The Landlord,” starring Will Ferrell, and Chris Henchy, head of West Coast coordination for Gary Sanchez Productions, a studio started by himself, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, spoke at EconSM about how you can turn a few laughs into a serious business. The panel was moderated by Jordan Levin, CEO of Generate, a next-generation production studio, who said since the site launched about a year ago, it’s attracted 18 to 19 million page views, and monthly unique visitors stand at about 3.2 million. In addition, 200 million videos have been watched, while 30,000 have been uploaded.

What do you get when you add a VC, a comedian, and a geek?: “We are not what people would see at Harvard or Stanford business school,” said Glover, “It

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