Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Funny Or Die's Latest Star: President Obama
Los Angeles-based online humor site Funny Or Die has a new hit on its hands: a suprise episode of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis with President Barack Obama, where the two trade jabs and Obama plugs the Healthcare.gov site. The episode has the potential to upset the popularity of Funny or Die's breakout hit, "The Landlord", racking up more than 12 million views in the last day for the online content company. In the video, the two trade insults as Obama talks about his national health insurance effort, popularly known as ObamaCare. FunnyOrDie is venture backed by Sequoia Capital, which told Fortune today that Funny or Die is "very profitable", and whic hit expects will have a "multi-hundred million dollar" exit sometime.