Billy Mays Death Crashes DailyComedy.Com website

Published: Fri Jul 03 2009

Web users searching for 'Billy Mays death jokes' came by the tens of thousands to, where comedians and comedy fans posted items about the celebrity. One of the sites features is functioning like a Youtube for jokes, allowing anyone to upload their content, and being voted and commented on by the community. Scores of users submitted material, and the additional traffic brought down the servers.

"With the tragic and untimely passing of Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and now Billy Mays, there has been an out-pouring of jokes about these public figures. Some might think this is very irreverent, but for some people humor is part of the grieving process. gives people the forum to joke about all different aspects of life. And apparently death," said Ray Ellin of

And since it’s important to let people know when they’ve crossed the line, gives users the ability to communicate with each other, letting them know what’s funny and what’s harsh. "Clearly, not everyone likes a joke about their favorite celebrity passing away. And we’ve seen plenty of people express that," added Ellin., the leading comedy social networking site, has over 20,000 jokes, 2,000 comedy videos, and thousands of members, both professionals in the comedy biz as well as fans. With HotTopic writing block assistance, comedians can look for inspiration in the latest trends. has produced Bitcoms, (bite-size sitcoms), and "LateNet with Ray Ellin", the first live, interactive comedy/variety show featuring stars including Chevy Chase, Fran Drescher, Gilbert Gottfried, Hank Azaria, and more.

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