Comedy website Funny Or Die is laying off 37 of its staffers and closing its San Mateo office as it refocuses its resources on creating content.
The cuts did not impact any high level executives and mostly deeply impacted engineers working on app development, reports the Hollywood Reporter. The company now has 95 employees.
“While Funny Or Die has grown as a company over the last several years, we’ve remained committed to creating premium comedy. As we move into the future, we've decided to double-down and re-focus on making the kind of content that made us a household name in the first place," a company spokesperson said in a statement. "To accomplish that, we've had to reorganize and reduce our staff.”
The layoffs come after former Chief Executive Dick Glover departed for Mandalay Sports Media in September. Former President of Production Mike Farah was promoted to chief executive in May.
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