Deep Night Season 9: Jes Tom
Dale skitters over the icy sidewalks of New York for another visit to the Deep Night studios. Once there, he meets up with talented comedian, Jes Tom. Dale and Jes share a love of San Francisco and both have spent afternoons in that city under a cold gray blanket of fog wondering about their capacity to love. Dale discovers his inner cyborg and the two take on the incredibly problematic practice of cinematic whitewashing in Hollywood. The two also talk about comedic trajectories, letting the air out of progressive bubbles, stage combat of a different sort, and killing it onstage in front of a giant, somewhat ominous video projection.
Jes Tom has performed in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as at colleges and conferences spanning the frigid American northeast. Jes tells jokes in venues of all sorts, from hipster bar basements to historic performance spaces such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets Café, The Town Hall, and The Friar’s Club. Jes debuted their first full length solo show, FRESH OFF THE BANANA BOAT, to a sold out audience at Dixon Place’s HOT! Festival in 2014. Jes developed & performed a satirical performance piece titled JOKE’S ON YOU as a featured artist of La MaMa’s SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance curated by Dan Fishback in January 2016. Jes’ first 30 minute comedy special, Cold Brew, was recorded live in August 2016 at Astoria’s QED: A Place to Show and Tell. For an amazing evening of comedy featuring Jes and a lot of other great comedians, get to the Brooklyn Museum on March 23rd for The Brooklyn Comedy Marathon. Information up on the Brooklyn Museum site, www.brooklynmuseum.org.
Next DEEP NIGHT Live is happening on Wednesday, March 22nd at 8pm at The Slipper Room in NYC. A terrific lineup of comedians, artists, and writers will join Dale as he continues his year of mystical thinking. Deep Night guests include Hadiyah Robinson, Maggie Serota, Alex English, and photographer Shannon Taggart. Plus music from Cornelius Loy. Tickets are $12/10 and available at the door or online.