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Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes but with demons

Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes but with demons

By | February 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm | 5 comments

Aries: You can’t break your mom’s back by stepping on a crack, but, this week you learn the hard way that you can break it by focusing so much on avoiding stepping on cracks that you inadvertently bump into her and knock her down a flight of metal stairs. Your unlucky...

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Laughfest comedians speak out about healing through comedy

Laughfest comedians speak out about healing through comedy

By | February 14, 2012 at 9:54 am | No comments

You may or may not have noticed that we here at Laughspin have been pushing the upcoming Gilda's Laughfest in Grand Rapids, Michigan pretty hard. I'm not about to try to convince you that we've been unbiased in our editorial coverage, our Tweets and our Facebook links; we're...

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Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes, but with the right amount of Gene Hackman

Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes, but with the right amount of Gene Hackman

By | February 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm | No comments

Aries: Richard Gere is tired of the gerbil references. First off, it’s not true. Second, even if it was true, one crazy, private night with a gerbil isn’t anyone’s business other than Richard's, the gerbil and whoever helped the gerbil up the illegal, anal gerbil sex tube....

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What if Eddie Murphy hosted the Oscars?

What if Eddie Murphy hosted the Oscars?

By | January 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm | No comments

Hey, remember that time when the motion picture academy announced that none other than comedy icon Eddie Murphy was set to host this year's Oscars? But then Murphy's buddy, director Brett Ratner -- who was set to produce the Oscars -- said a bunch of absurd shit on television...

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Poll: Do the stars of ‘The Hangover’ deserve $15 million each for the third movie?

Poll: Do the stars of ‘The Hangover’ deserve $15 million each for the third movie?

By | January 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm | 29 comments

Reports surfaced this week that the stars of the uber-popular Hangover comedy franchise -- Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis -- were demanding $15 million each for their services in a third installment, which stalled contract negotiations with Warner Bros. The...

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When comedians write poetry

When comedians write poetry

By | January 17, 2012 at 9:05 pm | 2 comments

Often, the context in which poetry and comedy come together is one of ridicule. Many comedians will poke fun at the unchecked artistic license in being maudlin, depressing, alienating and overly political; these are things that poets are often guilty of. Yet, what's hardly seen...

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Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes, but unhelpful on purpose

Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes, but unhelpful on purpose

By | December 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm | No comments

Aries: I’ve been listening to a lot of 90s semi-underground hip hop lately. Mostly Gang Starr and Mos Def. Not sure what that has to do with Aries, but, this week, I want you to find out. And, eat a lot of cheese before you go to bed each night. It’ll help take the edge off...

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Essay: Comedian Theo Von meets MTV’s Rob Dyrdek and it’s intense

Essay: Comedian Theo Von meets MTV’s Rob Dyrdek and it’s intense

By | December 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm | 8 comments

I haven’t watched Rob Dyrdek on TV in years. My time for tele-viewing consists solely of NFL football, Dexter, and Criminal Minds DVR’d. (If I could have Shamar Moore and Lt. Deborah Morgan on my Fantasy squad, life would be complete.) So, I didn’t recognize his Rob-ness...

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Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes, but with more insults

Star-A-Scopes with Dan Cummins: Like horoscopes, but with more insults

By | December 6, 2011 at 11:00 am | No comments

Aries:: A gypsy woman might steal your soul on Wednesday. OR, it’s going to be unusually warm and sunny. Your new word is abhorrent. You are abhorrent to me. Taurus: Love is the most intoxicating drug in the world, especially combined with ecstasy and hallucinogenic...

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