Funny Or Die Unveils UK Version With Help From Little Britain

10/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A popular US comedy website launched by Will Ferrell that hosts a mixture of skits by big name contributors and sketches by aspiring comedians will unveil a UK version today backed by Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

Funny or Die, which was created last year by Ferrell and his Anchorman co-star Adam McKay in conjunction with writer Chris Henchy and Superbad producer Judd Apatow, will debut in the UK with exclusive sketches from the Little Britain duo.

In conjunction with Hat Trick, the independent producer behind Have I Got News for You and Father Ted, it will also open a London-production office headed up by comedian James Serafinowicz, with other staff including Al Campbell, the director of Charlie Brooker's Screen Wipe and also worked on Fonejacker.

Site users rate every video posted onto the site, allowing the production team to identify new talent and established comedians to experiment with new material.

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