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Funemployed- What does that even mean?

To us, the word defines a time in our lives when we were struggling.  We were young and new to the “real world.”  And though we joked about the apocalypse that was sure to be adulthood, there was nothing inherently fun or funny about not having jobs out of college.

But when my friends and I entered this strange period, it was always somehow reassuring to commiserate with a PBR on our laps while we watched The State in our underwear at 3 in the afternoon.  And we still partied.  And we still loved life, despite it all.  Finally, in the winter of 2007, we decided to culminate this into an expression.  When our friend David pegged himself “funemployed” for the first time, we knew exactly what it meant:  ”Holy shit, we are screwed, we have no money, and no future, but we are somehow still having the time of our lives.”  This seemingly contradictory state of existence later became the web series that it is today, which has resonated with fans and the internet much louder than we ever expected.

It all started with five twenty-somethings trying to figure out what to do with life.  Now it’s our reality, and though we no longer drink PBR at 3 in the afternoon (we wait until 4 now), I like to think we’re right back to where we started.  In short, no matter how our lives have changed, there will always be struggles to laugh at, and so in a sense, we will always be Funemployed.  So thanks for visiting our site and watching our little web series.  We hope you find some fun in it, and if you don’t, you’re probably way too old to be here and your kids will be ashamed of you when they find out.

Don’t forget to check out ActionCouch one of the production companies behind Funemployed Season 1 & 2.


Michael Lippert
Photography by Alix Klingenberg ©2011