FunnyHaHa is a site where two idiots, one of whom is an Australian writer and web-designer who lives in Melbourne, the other a British-American comedian living in London, set down their thoughts about comedy.
It's a site about how comedy looks from two different sides of the world; about the differences and the similarities between different cultures' senses of humo(u)r; about the new and the old. But often it's just about what Rory and I happen to have found that day in our ceaseless trawls through the ever-increasing canon of funny.
It sprung out of a conversation Rory and I had when he was over in London on his way to San Francisco. We discussed what you can actually do with blogging other than produce filter weblogs or journal-style blogs. Blogger allows collaborative blogging, so we thought: why not collaborate? And what better subject than the one that brought us together in the first place: comedy.
Its structure is very simple. The front page will always have the most recent post by Rory or myself on whatever aspect of comedy takes our latest fancy. The Archives will give you a glimpse into what has gone before, though if you want a more picky look at our output, they've been filtered into Reviews and Essays.
Eventually the News section will be updated in a more traditional weblog style with a distillation of headlines from all the comedy news sites we know of. Perhaps. Although, I must say, that sounds like an awful lot of work.
London, Monday 11 September 2000
with a slight edit by RE in Melbourne on Monday 19 February 2001