This week Mike Farah, the Chief Executive Officer of Funny Or Die, sits down with Will Gates and Arthur Agee to talk about his origin story. Mike has been with FOD since 2008, starting as its first producer, rising to President of Production, and then taking over the reigns as CEO in 2016. This past year, Mike oversaw FOD's acquisition by the prominent business leader and social activist Henry R. Muñoz III, with the vision of growing from a successful production company into a full-service independent studio. Select credits include two-time Emmy-winner Between Two Ferns, the Emmy-nominated Billy on the Street, and the Peabody
Award-winning American Vandal.
Mike is from Ann Arbor, Michigan where he grew up a huge Fab Five fan. He is a graduate of Indiana University and began his career in entertainment as a food expeditor at The Standard, Hollywood.
Funny Or Die (FOD) is a premiere entertainment brand and independent comedy studio that creates award-winning premium content with today’s biggest stars and tomorrow’s exciting voices. Funny Or Die reaches a global audience of more than 40 million people across all our social platforms. Funny Or Die was founded in 2007, with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy’s infamous “The Landlord” video, and has since become a comedy juggernaut. In May 2021, it was announced that Funny Or Die had been acquired by Henry R. Muñoz III, a nationally respected business leader, philanthropist and activist.
Hosted by Will Gates and Arthur Agee
Produced by Matt Hoffar
Written by Matt Hoffar, Will Gates and Arthur Agee
An Unlearning Network Production