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Deep Night Season 10: Alison Becker

Dale travels via Economy Comfort Portal to pay a visit to actor, writer, and comedian Alison Becker. Alison and Dale met in the wood-paneled confines of the Dub Room Studio on the Sunset Strip, for a talk about managing darkness, obsessing over routines, and her early days in the wild weird woods of New Jersey. Having survived afternoons unattended at the notoriously dangerous Action Park, Alison fell in love with improv at college, then moved to New York and started working with UCB right as they were launching. Now in LA, she’s had a steady career in comedy, making the transition from shows in grocery store basements to major roles on television and commercials. Alison has a lot of great tips on what to wear on your next audition, which is why Dale went out and bought thirty more turtlenecks just to get it right. Dale can’t resist asking Alison about her role on Parks & Recreation and gets the inside scoop on the media landscape of Pawnee. Alison also has a comedic short film entitled Control, about mental illness and depression, that’s out now on the festival circuit. Plus Dale tracks down his wife outside of Palm Springs and saves her from a dangerous entity.

Our thanks to engineer Paul Hollman for his work on this episode and of course, REGGIE the studio dog for being so cool with the broken stool. Alison can be found on instagram or twitter @thealisonbecker and is often appearing on TV shows and national commercials. Information about her film Control can be found at https://www.control-film.com/.

Want to experience the DEEP NIGHT in real time? Come see Deep Night with Dale Live at the Slipper Room on Weds, November 15th at 8pm. Dale’s guests will be Lola Kirke (Mozart in the Jungle), Petal (musician Kiley Lotz), and comedians Wanjiko Eke & Sarah Lazarus. They’re all amazing and Cornelius Loy will be there playing the magical energies of the theremin. Tickets available now via this site: https://www.slipperroom.com/event/1519644-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/. See you there! After that, Dale heads to New Orleans for the Hell Yes Fest! Late night shows, packed with comedy in the Big Easy! Dale’s drinking a Sazerac right now in anticipation!

Photo of Alison in original post taken by Jared Beasley.

Who Will Join Dale in the Deep Night 11/15?

Dale invites you to step through the portal once more to join a brand new live episode of Deep Night with Dale. On Weds, November 15th, Dale returns to the glittering stage of the world famous Slipper Room in New York City. At 8pm, all energies converge for a conversation about the dark art of comedy with an otherworldly lineup of comedic and musical talents.

Dale is joined by actor and musician Lola Kirke (Mozart in the Jungle, Mistress America); musician named in the NY Times as one of the people making the best rock music today, Kiley Lotz, aka Petal (Run for Cover Records); comedian Wanjiko Eke (Cinderblock Comedy Festival, Witch Hunt); and comedian Sarah Lazarus (Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival). And of course the entire evening is scored by the fantastic cosmic sounds of Cornelius Loy on the theremin.

Get tickets now via this link and experience true joy:
https://www.slipperroom.com/event/1519644-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/
But first – get to know Dale’s Deep Night guests with a few video clips below.

Here’s an intriguing peek into the interior spaces that musician and actor Lola Kirke inhabits. Dale has a lot of broken objects in his house, too.

As a bonus – here’s a video for one of Lola’s songs starring and directed by Jemima Kirke (who also happens to be her sister AND one of Dale’s neighbors).

Kiley Lotz performs alone and with others under the name, Petal. Here’s an official music video for the track Heaven.

A funny recent set from comedian Wanjiko Eke at the Cobra Club.

And there’s literally too much funny stuff to capture from the brilliant Sarah Lazarus, but this tweet feels right to Dale. Click for more from her twitter timeline.

My goodness, want to hear a bit of what you’re in for with a theremin as our house band? Here’s a clip of the amazing Cornelius Loy playing a signature tune! It’s just energy!!

Deep Night Season 10: Past, Present, and Future Dales

Dale flies solo in this special three-part episode, but he’s never truly alone in the Deep Night. For one, he has you, the eager listener. Two, he’s always conjuring an future for himself with a loving family farming the high seas. And while he tries to stay in the present, he can’t help ruminating on his past lives, and the past lives of those past lives. In other words, it’s a full house in the mind of Dale Seever! This episode features some probably factual things about where we’re headed as a planet, plus an exclusive track from one of Dale’s hot new guided meditation programs. He’s in the woods, and so are you and it’s a little chilly and ARE YOU RELAXED YET?! It’s a fine time this week, with plenty of typical Seever-digressions, and way too many sound effects.

And HELLO! Live in the moment. It’s time for Deep Night with Dale Live! at the Slipper Room on Weds, November 15th 8pm/Doors at 7pm. Tickets are still just $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Get em by visiting:
https://www.slipperroom.com/event/1519644-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/ After that Dale heads to New Orleans for the big Hell Yes Fest! Tickets and information on those appearances available via https://www.hellyesfest.com.

Deep Night Season 10: Sudi Green

Dale discovers that a tiny nearby state holds some big scary secrets. He shudders with every revelation in this conversation with comedian and SNL writer, Sudi Green. Sudi talks about growing up in Newark, Delaware where tax-free shopping and murderous intentions go hand-in-hand. Sudi shares some stories about taunting teens on the dance floor, being drawn to characters that are a lot like her, and what not to wear for Halloween. There’s a lot of great comedy wisdom in this episode as Sudi talks about observing behaviors that make it into sketches and what happens when a performer breaks on stage. The two also spill the beans on the sexiest animals of all time and Dale invites you to try some of his home-made essential oils.

Sudi Green is a comedian living in Brooklyn and writer for Saturday Night Live. You can see her as the co-host of her sketch/variety show Theme Party. In 2015, Sudi was selected as a Just For Laughs New Face for characters. She is a proud member of sketch groups Pop Roulette, O.S.F.U.G. and alumni of HammerkatzNYU.

The next Deep Night with Dale Live is happening on Weds, November 15 when Dale will be joined by his guests, Lola Kirke, Kiley Lotz, Wanjiko Eke, and Sarah Lazarus. With music by Cornelius Loy. For tickets visit the Slipper Room website: http://www.slipperroom.com/event/1519644-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/.

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Deep Night Season 10: Tim Barnes

Dale sort of wishes he was hosting a breezy morning talk show in this week’s episode of Deep Night, featuring comedian Tim Barnes. A great deal of this program is about physics, which is surprising because Dale is awful at physics and it’s always disappointing to him how much of life is guided by the old every action has a reaction thing. Is that physics? Dale still doesn’t know, but he does enjoy a lot of the actions of his guest, Tim Barnes who is getting a lot of great reactions from his audiences and podcast listeners. Tim shares some stories from the mean streets of Santa Barbara, identifies the best place to get pizza not-from-Chicago in Chicago, and explores the secret rhythms of terrific conversations. Plus Dale makes a phone call and offers some terrible coping strategies for loneliness. This week’s hashtag is gourdwife.

Be sure and visit Tim’s website https://timbarnescomedy.com/ for upcoming shows and potential new podcast releases or events.

The next Deep Night with Dale Live is happening on Weds, November 15 at 8pm at The Slipper Room in NYC. Dale’s guests will be Lola Kirke, Petal, Wanjiko Eke, and Sarah Lazarus. Music on the theremin from Cornelius Loy. Tickets are available now for $10: http://www.slipperroom.com/event/1519644-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/. SEE YOU IN THE DEEP NIGHT.

Deep Night Season 10: Greta Titelman

Dale embraces chance encounters and honors the strange forces behind the Deep Night and NYC street festivals, two powerful cosmic entities responsible for bringing him into contact with comedian Greta Titelman. The host of Personal Space on Bravo and a co-host of the Lady Lovin podcast, Greta has a great deal to offer in terms of relationships and lady issues, but also some insightful thoughts on grief, acceptance, and shutting down regrets. The two agree on a strict no hot sheets policy when it comes to lovers and reminisce about the second-hand joys of art school, weird ways to enjoy parts of EPCOT, and moments when rage is the exact right emotion. Dale dishes on some awkward thoughts about his recent college reunion and has a transcendent moment with a flying insect.

Greta’s Bat Mitzvah is happening as part of the upcoming edition of the New York Comedy Festival. Tickets and information about that event can be found here: http://nycomedyfestival.com/event/greta-titelmans-bat-mitzvah/. To watch episodes of Personal Space, visit the Bravo site. And subscribe to Lady Lovin on their website or download directly via itunes!

For information about donating to aid those affected by the fires in Northern California, visit Redwood Community Fund https://rcu-community-fund.squarespace.com/donate/.

Photos of Greta used in original post and slider by Vanessa Granda.

Deep Night Season 10: Andrea Silenzi

Dale swipes at the pulsing walls of the Deep Night in hopes of trying to understand what dating is like in the 21st Century. To help him out, Dale invites expert Andrea Silenzi, host of the dating podcast Why Oh Why, to walk him through it. Though it’s been ages since Dale had to electronically select a mate, he finds that some of his old ideas still have merit and others as usual, are worthless. Andrea is in the throes of it all herself, so Dale tries to offer some perspective from his advanced age, but it seems that he might just not know the right words to say. Meanwhile, Andrea and Dale also discuss opening lines, dating types, ideal scenarios, and the role humor plays in the back and forth of a successful romance. Dale also reveals some secrets to dating in the Deep Night, where one can be anything and date anyone.

Why Oh Why is a weekly podcast about relationships from Panoply. In each episode, Andrea Silenzi speaks with friends, experts, and guys in bars about where love and sex meets technology. The show tells the stories about relationships by blurring the lines between memoir, documentary, and fiction. Why Oh Why was named Best New Podcast of 2016 by The New York Times, NPR, Apple Podcasts, and Huffington Post. Prior to her work on that program, Andrea was the founding producer of The Gist with Mike Pesca. In her time there, The Gist was highlighted as a Best New Podcast by iTunes, named a Webby honoree, and was twice featured on the popular public radio show This American Life. You can listen and subscribe to both Why Oh Why and Deep Night on Apple Podcasts.