Links we love today: IFC announces comedies, hand dancing, shaking up nighttimenews and more
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It’s a great day for comedy fans: IFC announces two new shows, an improv party-slash-game show from Kurt Braunholer and — choir of angels — a Comedy Bang Bang talk show (the latest episode of the CBB podcast is out today, featuring Bob Odenkirk and Brian Huskey).
Brian Stelter takes a look at how news networks are “Changing the State of Play.” On the web, BuzzFeed raises $15.5 mil and “reunites HuffPo dream team” with social news startup.
More comedy: post-Patton gate, is there anything Oswalt can’t do?; Kristen Wiig and Paul Feig’s TimesTalk panel; David Cross’ pants-less Kimmel interview; Megan Mullally confirms Party Down movie; Nick Offerman writes an ep of Parks and Rec; HBO USA picks up Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's latest show, "Life's Too Short."
Ron Paul's locking down the stoner vote.
Don’t worry, guys: “No body found off Loop 360, officials say.”
The Awl finds 52 terrible titles of plays (my faves: Tod, the Boy, Tod and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said).
National Geographic eds count down the ten weirdest life forms of 2011.