The UK arm of video site Funny Or Die is closing after only 18 months. “Following an assessment of the last 18 months, during which time Funny Or Die UK has seen numerous visitors to its site who have in turn gone into the American site, the decision has been made to merge the UK site and content into the American Funny Or Die website,” Hat Trick Productions said in a statement. Hat Trick Productions was Funny Or Die UK’s production partner and the site was run by comedian James Serafinowicz.
Serafinowicz Twittered about the close stating, “It’s not financially viable. We were doing really well. If the recession hadn’t hit I think we’d have been ok.”