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Pre-Show Warm Up: Get to Know Dale’s Deep Night Guests

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In one week! Dale boards a jet plane to the City of Angels for a special, one night only event! It’s Deep Night with Dale in LA at the world famous UCLA Hammer Museum. This night is packed with talent as Dale welcomes his guests, Matt Besser (founder of UCB), Kate Berlant (star of an upcoming Netflix Characters special), Cyrus Ghahremani (musician and composer for Comedy Central), and Megan Rosenbloom (medical librarian and founder of Death Salon) with DJ Nina Tarr! We’ll be talking characters, emptiness, and the art of making it with this phenomenal lineup. The event is FREE, with ample parking, and a cash bar. In order to get to know some of Dale’s guests, please watch some of the videos below then drive directly over the Hammer and camp out until Tuesday, February 16th. The event starts at 7:30pm, with music and hanging out after. It only happens once every four years, so be sure to not miss it! It’s a LEAP YEAR MIRACLE!!! See you in LA, folks. And yes, Baby Pepsee and Dale’s niece Katrina will be joining him! Say hello! For more info visit the Hammer Museum’s website!

Megan Rosenbloom hosting Death Salon UK!

I don’t know for sure that Cyrus Ghahremani scored this particular bit from Comedy’s Central’s Another Period, but it’s still fun to watch! “My name rhymes with sailboat!”

Kate Berlant and friend of the program, John Early making sweet magic together!

And here’s Matt Besser tells a story about the holidays.

Nina Tarr has plenty of info up at www.ninatarr.com, but you can also fill your ears with some sweet sounds over on her soundcloud page with tracks like this one:

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Dale Radio Season 8: Live at SF Sketchfest

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Dale clears a hole in the fog just large enough for him to slip into another sold-out SF Sketchfest show in San Francisco. With the help of fellow night-owl DJ Hootsy, Dale welcomes an eclectic mix of guests for the first-ever Deep Night with Dale Seever performance. After a video introduction and short makeup tutorial with local drag artist Creme Fatale, Dale delves into the dark corners of the imagination with guests Andy Wright, George Chen, and Ariel Waldman. The four get into radionics, hermits, raves, weird energies, space travel, and comedy in this wide-ranging conversation. Dale’s always happy to be back in SF and thanks everyone who made it out. Bonus character portrait this week from NY-based comedian and storyteller, Val Roder!

Next Deep Night with Dale is February 16th in Los Angeles at the world famous Hammer Museum at UCLA. Conveniently located on the corner of Wilshire and Westwood, this hotspot is going to burn bright as Dale brings a brand new show to LA with guests Kate Berlant, Cyrus Ghahremani, Megan Rosenbloom, DJ Nina Tarr, and more. There will be a bar and parking below the museum. The event is free – so what are you waiting for – start driving over now! See you soon, LA!!

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Pre-Show Warm Up: Get to Know Dale’s Sketchfest Guests

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FOLKS! In a few short days, Dale boards a flying machine bound for San Francisco to take part in the world’s greatest comedy festival, SF SKETCHFEST! He could not be more excited to bring you DEEP NIGHT WITH DALE SEEVER – an all-new hour of entertainment with fantastic guests, video clips, and music from the singular talents of DJ Hootsy (aka Jon Wolanske). It’s a double bill with Killing My Lobster, so make an entire evening of it, Tuesday, January 19th at 8pm at the Eureka Theater for just $20. Get tickets here.

So you know what you’re in for – why not get to know my amazing guests for the evening, each making their DEEP NIGHT WITH DALE debuts. First up, Ariel Waldman! Ariel is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global director of Science Hack Day, a 20-countries-and-growing grassroots endeavor to make things with science. She is the author of What’s It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who’ve Been There (Chronicle Books, 2016). Ariel is also the co-author of a congressionally-requested National Academy of Sciences study on the future of human spaceflight. She sits on the council for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), a program that nurtures radical, sci-fi-esque ideas that could transform future space missions. In 2013, Ariel received an honor from the White House for being a Champion of Change in citizen science. THE WHITE HOUSE!!!

Next, taking us back on a journey through the indy music scene of the late 90s and early aughts, it’s comedy and music’s own, George Chen. George Chen was a musician, writer, and event organizer before finding a place in standup comedy. The past few years have seen him establishing the beloved weekly showcase Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco. The anachronistic video store is also home to the monthly multimedia comedy show Talkies. George – let’s get into it!

And our dear friend, Andy Wright. Andy Wright is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco. Her work on such diverse topics as radionics, dinosaur hoarding, modern hermits, goat men and wild terriers has appeared in Modern Farmer, The Bay Citizen, The New York Times, Atlas Obscura, Popular Mechanics, and SF Weekly. Dale reads all those things!!

Here’s some video clips that go deeper:
Ariel Waldman explains the art of Space Hacking!

George Chen stands up!

Andy Wright knows a lot about Radionics and now you can, too!

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Dale Radio Season 8: New York New Year

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Dale toots his mighty horn and wades through a massive balloon drop in celebration of another year in New York. In this solo episode, Dale shares a memory of dancing in Grand Central; describes a difficult paint and wine night in Cincinnati; and explores the ancient history of beavers in Times Square. Dale also plugs two big shows coming up in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Thanks to our sponsor, Audible.com.

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San Francisco!! Dale is coming your way with a big show as part of SF Sketchfest. Dale can’t wait to see you as he brings you a brand new show with guests science hero Ariel Waldman (What’s It Like in Space); comedian George Chen (Sup Doc Podcast); and journalist Andy Wright (Atlas Obscura). Plus music from DJ Hootsy aka Jon Wolanske and a full sketch show Killing My Lobster!! Tuesday, January 19, 8pm at the Eureka Theater, San Francisco. Get tickets!

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Dale Radio Season 8: Adam Wade

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Dale hangs his gold-toe stockings with care for this wonderful holiday conversation with comedian and storyteller, Adam Wade. Dale and Adam have a lot in common and this episode finds them sitting down and swapping tales of performing in basements; resembling cast members of Ghostbusters; creatively redesigning Port Authority; and putting in the work to make it in showbiz. Adam recently released a terrific storytelling album, The Human Comedy, and Dale asks for a deep dive into the mechanics of putting the album together. Adam not only discusses his process, but shares some early influences that encouraged him to move away from standup and into the world of telling honest stories drawn from real life. In addition, Dale offers a tour of his Christmas decorations and there’s a new character portrait from Los Angeles-based comedian, Claire Downs.

Adam Wade’s album, The Human Comedy is available on adamwade.com or on itunes. Dale can’t recommend this thing highly enough – makes a perfect companion for long rides to see family (or get away from them). Adam performs regularly at The Moth and teaches an extraordinary class at NYC’s Magnet Theater. See him live and know that decent guys still exist out there! Claire Downs can be seen in the online series, These People, available at thesepeople.tv.

Dale’s taking a break for the holidays, but catch him live at SF SKETCHFEST!! Tuesday, January 19th with guests DJ Hootsy, Andy Wright, George Chen, and more!! Tickets are $20 – and for that you get Deep Night with Dale as well as a hilarious set from San Francisco’s comedy legends, Killing My Lobster. Get tickets now before they sell out!

Photo of Adam by the incomparable Mindy Tucker.

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Dale Radio Season 8: Bowen Yang

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Dale experiments with a potent mixture of science and laughter in a conversation with New York comedian Bowen Yang. Bowen and Dale talk about fantasy ostrich purchases, wealthy older women, getting into character, and the welcome shift toward greater diversity in the entertainment biz. Dale also breaks out a classic Sex and the City impression that he usually reserves for the clubs. With a bonus audio character portrait from Dale’s old high school chum, Justin Jude Carroll.

For more on Bowen, follow him on twitter @bowenyang. For more on Chocobos, play Final Fantasy. This is a link to a picture of one being ridden by a cat…or something. Justin Jude Carroll’s homepage is www.justinjudecarroll.com – be sure and visit and catch him with his new project PWP.

San Francisco! Dale’s comin atcha with a brand new show on Tuesday, January 19th at 8pm at the Eureka Theater. It’s another double header with our old friends at Killing My Lobster. Tickets are sure to sell quickly, so grab some early. This will be a majorly exciting show, Dale guarantees it!

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Dale Radio Season 8: Stuffed Bird

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Dale stuffs his bird with special audio memories from episodes past. In the midst of celebrating a very Gowanus Thanksgiving, Dale pauses to reflect on conversations with dating expert Rachel Russo; comedy superstar and Metro-North fan, Jacqueline Novak; and with himself as he recounts a very dangerous sounding Seever Harvest Festival. This episode also features a slightly abridged version of the classic holiday moments captured during Dale’s Black Friday Special. Dale and two ladies from his family drive through many parking lot malls in the wee hours in search of bargains and a comfortable place to sleep away from the pungent Hickory Farms display. With a character audio portrait by Baby Pepsee, making her Dale Radio debut!

Happy Holiday weekend, everybody! Hope you have a wonderful time eating and then passing out on a couch or a nice bathroom floor somewhere. If you enjoy this program, rate and review us on itunes and subscribe to Dale’s webseries Opening Bags, on YouTube.

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