Deep Night Season 9: Marie Faustin

Dale trudges through the emotional and literal gloom of post-election dismay in NYC and finds a pulsing spark of hope in his conversation with comedian, YouTube star, and radio host, Marie Faustin. Marie is the first person Dale’s encounters after a sleepless night watching the results come in and they discuss their immediate reaction to what’s just been decided for the country. The two brighten things up considerably by tracing Marie’s path to comedy, including her childhood in NY, long hours spent in Haitian church services, carefully packaged food, stolen lotions, and a constant refrain of people telling her, “Hey you’re funny, you should be a comedian!” Plus, Dale learns a lot about hair! Dale ends up inspired by Marie and her work and feels ever so slightly better about where things are headed.

Tune in to Marie’s radio program Tall Tales in the Big City, Thursdays from 7-8pm on 99.5FM (or wbai.org). Marie is a comedian and storyteller who has been featured in GQ Magazine, MTV, Refinery29, EliteDaily and a variety of other digital platforms. She co-hosts The Warm Up, a monthly show at Karma Lounge in NYC at 8pm on the second Saturday of every month. She is also the co-host of Oxygen’s Very Real Talk and performs all over the city weekly.

The next live Deep Night is happening at The Slipper Room, Weds November 23, at 8pm with doors at 7pm. Tickets available in advance or at the door. Joining Dale will be Michael Kupperman, Kyle Ayers, and Shalewa Sharpe with music by the wonderful Glockabelle.

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