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Dale Radio Season 7: Josh Gondelman, Janelle James, Amber Nelson & Leslie Goshko

A good looking group! Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.

A good looking group! Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.

Dale illuminates some dark corners in this live episode featuring a dazzling lineup of comedians and storytellers. With the fine and funny group of Leslie Goshko, Amber Nelson, Janelle James, and Josh Gondelman, Dale discusses Methodist sex cults, life in the swamps, kitchen supply costumes for kids, depressing television updates, and we find out about everyone’s favorite cheeses. The show also features a Diff’rent Strokes duet and various takes on life lessons and obsessions. Music by Steve O’Reilly.

Next up Dale can be spotted filling in as a sidekick on the Running Late with Scott Rogowsky program, Thursday, October 30th at Littlefield along the Gowanus. Then he’s hosting a night of character work and doing his own solo show as part of the 2014 SOLOCOM solo comedy festival at The PIT. As usual, be sure and rate or review Dale on itunes or listen in on Stitcher Radio. Lots of great ways to get your weekly Dale fix! We’ll be back in January with full live shows as part of the NYC Podfest and more!

Dale Radio Season 7: Sara Benincasa

Sara has a keen eye for many things!

Sara has a keen eye for many things!

Dale readies himself for an insightful quest in this wide-reaching conversation with comedian, author, host, and writer of things on the internet, Sara Benincasa. Sara welcomed Dale to her East Coast apartment for some naturally-sweetened afternoon tea and a discussion that touched on the many layers of Gamergate; the well-rounded readers of Playboy; the mesmerizing chicken screen at LaGuardia, and the comforting sensation of a homemade smoothie.

Thanks to this episode’s sponsor, Audible.com. Listen to tons of great stuff including (soon) Sara reading her book memoir, Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom for free by visiting audibletrial.com/daleradio and begin your 30-Day trial! How exciting! Dale’s had some relationships that he’d consider a 30-day trial. Those were not free.

Oh, and Dale had it wrong on the Manifesto 1 Year Anniversary Party that Sara’s doing (along with other Friends of the Program Emmy Blotnick, Sue Smith, Dave Hill, and more!) on October 26th. That event is at Littlefield, in Gowanus. Tickets available here.

And by all means, come out and see Dale Radio Live! Weds, October 29th at The PIT in NYC. The show starts at 8pm with guests Josh Gondelman, Janelle James, Amber Nelson, and Leslie Goshko. We’ll have music by Steve O’Reilly and candies from an elephant. Tickets available here: thepit-nyc.com/.

Pre-Show Warm Up: Get to Know Dale’s 10/29 Guests!

A truly great lineup for the big show!

A truly great lineup for the big show!

My goodness! In just one week, Dale returns to The PIT Underground to host another thrilling live episode of the show The New York Times calls, “infectious!” In the spirit of the season, Dale’s scared up some terrific talent to join him below the sidewalks of New York for a slightly intoxicated take on the creative process. On Weds, October 29th, Dale welcomes his guests for the evening: comedian and writer Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Modern Seinfeld); comedian Janelle James (Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival); comedian Amber Nelson (Just for Laughs, UCB); and storyteller Leslie Goshko (Sideshow Goshko, Huffington Post). And as always, Dale will have the fearless Steve O’Reilly playing music. In order to get to know our guests in advance, why not check out some videos snatched from around the internets and provided below.

For tickets to the live show you can get em at the door or you can purchase them in advance by clicking here.

On to the guests! First up – here’s Josh Gondelman in a short clip from his gig at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:

Enjoy comedian Janelle James in this stand up clip talking about eating rubber, brownies, and having friends who are single. Dale ate a pot brownie once. He’s still a little paranoid around hot tubs because of it!

Like Dale, comedian Amber Nelson has a love of wild characters and a natural ease in front of the camera. Here’s a fine interview with her which features a lot of her running with hot coffee and talking about the nursing home circuit – something Dale’s pretty familiar with!

Storyteller and piano party host, Leslie Goshko is just fantastic. Dale secretly loves all 80s TV theme songs and this is Leslie’s take on a bunch of his favorites. There’s lots of other videos of Leslie telling stories and playing music and all that, but Dale has this one bookmarked in his browser and won’t let us post anything else. So…here it goes:

We’re tellin ya – this is going to be a blockbuster of a show! Get those tickets and prepare for a great time Weds, October 29th, 8pm at The PIT, NYC. We’ll have some terrific show posters to give away as well. See you there!!

New Poster for Next Dale Radio Live!

A reminder to use wireless mics!

A reminder to use wireless mics!

The next Dale Radio Live is coming up on October 29th. We reached out to Canadian illustrator Annie Carbo to tackle this Halloween-ish poster design. Dale asked that he look good, have some element of the upcoming holidays, and incorporate a city scape, or bats. Annie delivered big time with three potential designs that were whittled down to this one final image. Now he really wants a purple suit in real life!

Tickets are still available for the show and you can them online for $8, or risk waiting at the door and getting them for $10. Students at The PIT get a real discount, if you’re into that kind of thing. This is going to be a terrific show with a truly great lineup of guests from the worlds of comedy and storytelling. Dale’s sure to be in rare form and we hope you can be there.

For more on the amazing Annie Carbo, visit her website, anniecarbo.com and have her illustrate you – it’s a wonderful feeling!

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PS – This also is a hint as to what Baby Pepsee asked Dale to be for All Hallow’s Eve this year. He’s going to have to brush up on his wizarding spells and overcome his fear of owls!

Dale Radio Season 7: Jacqueline Novak

Photo by Phil Provencio.

Photo by Phil Provencio.

Dale shares some important notions of his own in this conversation with comedian and writer, Jacqueline Novak. Amidst a duo of curious cats poking at Dale’s buttons, Jacqueline and Dale talk rocky encounters with suggestive singing groups, dashed theatrical hopes, stimulating rides on Metro North, casting aside old blazers, and passing the turkey with Lena Dunham.

You can keep Jacqueline’s album in the number one position in all of our hearts, but purchasing Quality Notions on itunes. To see Jacqueline perform visit her site, jokesnovak.com or follow her on twitter @jacquelinenovak.

And get tickets to see Dale Radio Live on October 29th at The PIT, when he’ll be joined by Josh Gondelman, Janelle James, Amber Nelson, and Leslie Goshko! We’ll also have Steve O’Reilly making the musics. More info and online tix available here.

Dale Radio Season 7: Andy Beckerman & Ramsey Ess

Ramsey and Andy made a great first impression on Dale!

Ramsey and Andy made a great first impression on Dale!

Dale travels through time and space and a quick volley of questionable impressions during a conversation with comedians and fellow podcasters, Andy Beckerman and Ramsey Ess. The three seasoned pros loosen up with a discussion about real feelings, turning into monsters, the meaning of names, working in television, and other pressing concerns. Tune in to the fellas on their joint podcast Snap Impression, for a lightning fast game show with stellar guests giving their best shots at celebrity voices. And as long as your podcast machine is already fired up, give a listen to Andy’s solo effort, Beginnings to hear the fascinating origin stories of creative funny people.

Be sure and visit the websites of Dale’s guests for more information on their shows, webseries, writing, and other pursuits. Beginnings Podcast & Andy: http://beginningspod.com/ Ramsey Ess: http://ramseyess.net/.

The next Dale Radio Live! is happening Wednesday, October 29 with Josh Gondelman, Janelle James, Amber Nelson, and Leslie Goshko at 8pm at The People’s Improv Theater in NYC. For more information and tickets – visit thepit-nyc.com.

Dale Radio Season 7: The Handsome Family

Brett & Rennie, photo by Jason Creps.

Brett & Rennie, photo by Jason Creps.

Dale wanders out into the high desert mesas where wild things claw at the dust and worms wriggle beneath the roots of ancient pines, for a conversation with The Handsome Family’s Rennie and Brett Sparks. In this caffeinated Skype call to the wilds of Albuquerque, the couple talks with Dale about their collaborative creative process, early American song, weird characters in Chicago, and unwanted night visitors of the Southwest.

Thanks to Rennie and Brett for making this episode possible and for their generosity in speaking with Dale. The Handsome Family’s gorgeous track Far From Any Road is used in the opening credit sequence of True Detective on HBO. For additional insight into the group’s more than twenty-year career; to find out how to purchase their latest album, Wilderness; or to have access to their full back catalog of amazing music, please visit their site, HandsomeFamily.com.

The next Dale Radio Live! is happening Wednesday, October 29 with Josh Gondelman, Janelle James, Amber Nelson, and Leslie Goshko at 8pm at The People’s Improv Theater in NYC. For more information and tickets – visit thepit-nyc.com.