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Dale Radio Season 8: Dale Remembers Prince

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Dale drapes himself in purple ceremonial robes, which he was excited to finally use, and fills his glass with freshly drawn Minnesota lake water for a special show that considers the career of musical legend Prince. Losing purple stuff is a theme throughout this episode as Dale also tries to get his burgundy shoes shined with disastrous results. He weighs in on the riveting Kelly Ripa meltdown and reports back from two very different arts benefits. As a healing gesture for these tough couple of days, Dale includes a moment from the the brilliant Molly Pope singing The Best is Yet To Come. It’s the closing number from the recent Wunnerful Wunnerful show at Joe’s Pub and it gives Dale all the feels.

Special thanks to Leslie Goshko, Andrew Bancroft, Steve O’Reilly, Eric Biondo, and Chris Shockwave Sullivan for nailing that very tricky song with Molly. For more videos of the evening check the Dale Radio YouTube page.

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Wunnerful Photos by John Huntington

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Oh.My.Goodness. What a time we had of it at Joe’s Pub in New York City at the most recent iteration of Wunnerful Wunnerful: A Tribute to Lawrence Welk. This retro variety show had plenty of comedy, characters, and fun to force the temperatures up to sweater vest weather. Our thanks to everyone involved in making this show so much fun to do, especially the cast of Barrie McLain, Tonya Glanz, Shaye Troha, Cariad Harmon, Karlie Bruce, The Trumpet Boys, Ali Coleman, Jack Blackmon, Ashley Perez Flanagan, Salty Brine, and Molly Pope. With choreography of the rat & pizza dance by Carol Mendes & Artists. To our fantastic band led by Andrew Bancroft with Eric Biondo, Steve O’Reilly, and Chris Shockwave Sullivan. And of course, to the co-hostess with the mostess, Leslie Goshko. You’re all radiant creatures filling our joy engines. Thanks to the one and only, Mary Lou Metzger for her video message and support.

Thanks to Joe’s Pub, and to Steve and Mitch for running the thing. To Jhani for being so stellar backstage and putting us all at ease. To everyone Alex, Shanta, Ben, Jon, Yuri, and all the many folks that make Joe’s Pub the finest venue in the city. Thanka youah, thanka youah.

We’ll be pulling a video together soon, but till then, please enjoy this fine photo set culled from the many brilliant photos of John Huntington. For more on John’s work visit his website http://www.johnhuntington.photography.

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Wunnerful Show Returns to Joe’s Pub at The Public

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Folks, we are THRILLED with a capital RILLED to bring back our retro variety show Wunnerful Wunnerful! to the world famous Joe’s Pub. A year ago we debuted this number with a rock solid lineup of talented young people, inspired by the long-running Lawrence Welk program, and fueled by our own passion for quality entertainment. This year, our musical family has grown and we welcome some new faces to our ranks. We’d like to introduce them to you now and encourage you to come and see what will be a fantastic Sunday evening of song, comedy, characters, and enthusiastic dance work.

Your cast for the evening includes our co-hostess with the mostess, multi-talented performer Leslie Goshko; downtown sensation and multiple award-winner Molly Pope; ascendant cabaret star Salty Brine; singer-songwriter Cariad Harmon; Connecticut’s own comedy trio The Trumpet Boys; fleet footed choreography from Carol Mendes & Artists featuring dancers Ali Coleman and Jack Blackmon; vocal stylings by singer Barrie McLain; a duet from Broadway-bouond Ashley Perez Flanagan and Andrew Bancroft from the band Moondrunk; harmonies from performers Shaye Troha and Tonya Glanz; and the best band in the world, The Wunnerful Companions featuring Bancroft; Steve O’Reilly; Chris Shockwave Sullivan, and Eric Biondo. And of course ole Dale Seever is in the mix and wearing his signature blue suit. PLUS a special appearance all the way from Los Angeles, California.

The show is Sunday, April 10th at 9:30 at Joe’s Pub at the The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street.
Tickets ($20) are available now online (www.joespub.com), by phone (212-967-7555) or in-person at The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC). There is a $12 food / two (2) drink minimum per person.

We can’t wait to see you!

Here’s some of our Wunnerful cast members in action:
Molly

Salty & Barrie

Cariad Harmon

Ashley & Andrew

The Trumpet Boys

Leslie Goshko

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Dale Radio Season 8: Shalewa Sharpe

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Dale heralds the arrival of spring in this engaging discussion with New York based comedian, Shalewa Sharpe. The two quickly hit it off over a love of white jelly beans; fear of cooking with science; saying no to snapchat; southern vacation hot spots; and the many rewarding diversions of pre-cable late night television watching. They also cover a portion of Shalewa’s long and winding path to comedy and New York City while anticipating the arrival of her new comedy album, due out in April of 2016.

Today’s episode is brought to you by audible.com visit audibletrial.com/daleradio for a free 30-day trial and audio book. Also thanks to our listeners in Settle, over in the UK! Settle sounds like an amazing place and Dale hopes to visit soon! He gathers it’s just south of Giggleswick and north of Wigglesworth. Those towns sound like names for possums wearing bonnets, but ok, UK we love you! For more on Shalewa visit her online at http://shalewa.tumblr.com/ or twitter.com/silkyjumbo.

Finally get tickets to see Wunnerful Wunnerful! A Retro Variety Show & Tribute to Lawrence Welk at Joe’s Pub at the Public. Best to get em in advance before they’re gone. Come see Dale and Leslie Goshko host a night of a thousand stars (or like 14 of them) with Molly Pope, Salty Brine, Cariad Harmon, Barrie McLain, The Trumpet Boys, Carol Mendes & Artists, Ashley Perez Flanagan, Andrew Bancroft, Shockwave Sullivan, Eric Biondo, and Steve O’Reilly! Plus Shaye Troha and Tonya Glanz! What a fine musical family this is. Tickets available here.

Photo of Shalewa (included in original post) by Mindy Tucker.

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Dale Radio Season 8: Ana Fabrega

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Dale chats about hats and other things in this character-focused conversation with comedian Ana Fabrega. Dale and Ana delve into the origins of some of Ana’s comedic personas while also touching on the importance of finding one’s people; the strange magic of conjuring truth; and the endless allure of making awesome stuff in Photoshop. Plus a bonus audio character snapshot from New York comedian and actor Jamie Aderski. This episode coincides with the release of IFC’s Boy Band, featuring Ana and a host of other familiar Dale Radio guests. Visit www.ifc.com/comedy-crib/boy-band for full episodes.

Ana runs a weekly, ever-changing show at Over the Eight Bar in Williamsburg, so be sure and check that out. You can find out more about that show or other Fabrega endeavors at Ana’s website, analuciafabrega.tumblr.com. For more on Jamie Aderski and where to see her perform, visit her website jamieaderski.com.

Be sure and get tickets to Dale & Co.’s annual celebration of spring and all things Welk with the big Wunnerful Wunnerful production at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. Tickets are available now, but will probably go fast. So pick some up today!

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Dale Radio Season 8: Small World

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Dale files a solo report from his tiny world detailing some recent ups and downs of his career and emotional state. From deep in the night over a slowly-sipped single-malt scotch, your teal-suited host shares his difficulties in convincing a new neighbor to give up the smokes; reviews the best rides at Disneyland; and raises a warm cup of maple syrup in celebration of women everywhere. Oh, and Dale landed a sweet new side-job! Tune in to find out what it is!

Next live show is Wunnerful Wunnerful: A Retro Variety Show at Joe’s Pub Sunday, April 10th at 9:30pm. Tickets are available in advance via the Joe’s Pub website for just $20.

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Dale Radio Season 8: Molly Austin

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Dale channels the mystical energies of comedy and fashion for a conversation with New York-based comedian Molly Austin. Dale and Molly discuss growing up in old homes, spending time alone in graveyards, overcoming fears, and betting it all on a new haircut. On March 3, Molly and her collaborating partner Shamika Martinez, debut as the music video stars of the brand new show Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack on the TruTV network, guest starring Alec Baldwin and other greats. Tune in!

For more on Molly Austin, visit her website http://www.mollyisfunny.com/ or go catch a standup set at one of our fine comedy clubs in New York City, including the ongoing series, Cats at Leftfield in Brooklyn. You can watch her new music video for Late Night Snack, entitled Shhhhh here or discover more fun with the duo of Austin Martinez on their YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/emotistyle.

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