LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Funny Or Die announced today the launch of its first digital magazine for iPad, "The Occasional." The magazine, available now on Newsstand on the App Store, features original content, interviews, multi-media, games and other interactive components.
"We are really excited to expand the Funny Or Die experience to Newsstand and iPad," said Dick Glover, CEO of Funny Or Die. "Comedy comes in different shapes and sizes, and through this medium our creative team came up with truly innovative content that is a great addition to the Funny Or Die universe. It is funnier than hell for fans, users, readers and whomever else goes to the App Store."
With over 25 pieces of original content, "The Occasional" is a magazine not simply to be read but experienced. Features include, celebrity interviews, political commentary, movie reviews and plenty of new comedic twists on conventional magazine themes like "Who Wore it Better," and a children's audio book, "Who's Hollering for Harry" with sound effects by Marc Maron. There is also an exclusive episode of Funny Or Die's award winning series, "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis." Contributors to "The Occasional" include Funny Or Die co-founder, Adam McKay, Tom Lennon, and Jon Daly, among others. FIAT is the official sponsor of the premiere issue.
Readers have the option of purchasing a per issue subscription for $1.99 (6 issues, bi-monthly) or an annual subscription for $9.99, available conveniently through In-App Purchase on the App Store. Readers will have a new issue delivered to their Newsstand every other month featuring the latest new cover art. Single issues are also available for $3.99 through In-App Purchase.
The Funny Or Die "The Occasional" App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
About Funny Or Die
Funny Or Die launched in April 2007 and has quickly become the top destination for comedy on the web. At the 2011 Webby Awards Funny Or Die won nine awards, including Best Humor Site. The site has over 14 million unique users per month, over 62 million video views per month, and has grown into a vertically integrated 21st century digital studio that produces high quality content over numerous platforms, operating a social media and marketing division with over 3 million Twitter followers, approximately 4.5 million Facebook fans, and devoted followers on numerous social networking and sharing sites. Funny Or Die has become the "place to be seen" for comedic celebrities, and the obvious destination for a daily comedy fix. Funny Or Die's founders are Gary Sanchez Productions (Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy), Sequoia and CAA. Judd Apatow is also a principal partner in Funny Or Die.