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Deep Night Season 10: Erin Fein of Psychic Twin

Dale descends to the creative basement within, for a conversation with Erin Fein of the band Psychic Twin. Erin’s debut album Strange Diary was released in 2016 through Polyvinyl Records. Its dense compositions and piercing lyrics captured the emotional upheaval of Erin’s personal life, while signaling the start of a new chapter in her artistic career. Erin and Dale talk about seeking out the light in what seems like unyielding emptiness and going literally underground to find one’s creative voice. Dale can certainly relate to Erin’s path. In Dale’s case it was picking up the microphone after long walks down by the Gowanus, for Erin it was months surrounded by dusty synths in a basement in Urbana, Illinois. With great openness and honesty, the two talk about early influences, choosing the right exo-skeleton, manifesting another self to process grief, and having your signature sound be something associated with your most painful memory. Ultimately, Erin describes a journey not unlike Dale’s, but with more competitive ice skating. Plus Dale shares the story of a recent encounter with a man who may have been a psychic twin from another dimension.

For more on Psychic Twin, visit https://psychictwin.bandcamp.com/ or keep an eye out for her touring schedule, especially if you are in LA. Upcoming shows include appearances at SXSW and a show at The Peppermint Club with Monogem and others. Link for that show is here: http://bit.ly/2nTLY5b.

Deep Night Season 10: Melissa Stokoski

Dale tries to imagine what life would be like in a dystopian future where corn chip companies decide to manufacture quieter snack options for ladies – OH WAIT! That’s happening now. What a good time to produce a version of The Handmaid’s Tale for contemporary audiences, but with singing, loud lady singing! Well, that’s exactly what Dale’s guest comedian Melissa Stokoski is doing. In collaboration with comedian Marcia Belsky, Melissa is mounting The Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical. It’s happening at Union Hall this weekend and probably several more times in the coming weeks. Dale sat down with Melissa to talk about that project, but as often happens, the two discover several points of connection over the course of the conversation, which covers topics like: regional news personalities; how one becomes a holistic health coach; hateful Broadway musicals; and working as a tour guide for people who still can’t get enough of Sex and the City. A fine episode in the Deep Night with the very funny Melissa Stokoski. Plus Dale hypes his recent experiments with skincare. Deep Night? More like Moist Night!

Melissa hosts the long-running comedy showcase, Bitches Brew at Halyards Bar, in Gowanus every Friday Night. And tickets for The Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical are -whoops – SOLD OUT – but if you want to try to see out the next one – here’s the link with more info.

Photo of Melissa in original post by Mindy Tucker.

Deep Night Season 10: Mitra Jouhari

Dale seizes the comet-like opportunity to talk with comedian and actor Mitra Jouhari. Mitra joined Dale in the Deep Night studios to discuss carefree days in the wilds of Southern Ohio; pulling off a huge show at Carnegie Hall; and landing gigs working for places like Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The President Show, and Miracle Workers. Mitra was also featured in the award-winning film, The Big Sick and can be seen regularly at comedy venues in NY with shows like It’s a Guy Thing and with the comedy trio, Three Busy Debras. The two also talk politics including the ongoing effects of the harmful and misguided travel ban, plus Dale reports on his experience as a protestor walking in the Women’s March. The episode wraps with some thoughts on self-care and the benefits of talking things out. Oh, and CATS, Dale and Mitra also talk about CATS, because Dale is just wild for that dumb, beautiful thing.

Photo of Mitra in original post by Sandy Honig.

Deep Night Season 10: Live with Kate Willett and Friends Who Folk

Dale strums his psychic banjo and summons almost everyone he thought would appear for another live edition of the program. This show is a lesson in sometimes things don’t go as planned and also sometimes people cancel as the show is happening. It’s all part of the unbridled Deep Night experience. This magical realm is full of surprises and this night is no different. Luckily, Dale is aided throughout the evening by his exceptionally talented guests, comedian Kate Willett (Netflix, Comedy Central) and Friends Who Folk (Ars Nova, The New Yorker). Kate and Dale pull an especially bad tarot card which may have been a kind signal that things were going to go in a new direction. They also talk about living in polyamorous communes and bad sex in tents, because of course they have that in common. Friends Who Folk offer not one, not two, but three amazing songs, as the show hurdles toward its conclusion. The duo, comprised of Rachel Wenitsky (Reductress) and Ned Riseley (Six Degress of Separation) also share some of their thoughts about the modern folk scene and the things that go wrong when you drink from a gourd. Plus – listen for the big reveal of Dale’s bedazzled turtleneck. And special thanks to our sponsors, The Gowanus Souvenir Shop.

Kate Willett just landed a 15 minute comedy special on Netflix, so catch her around town or on tour as she hones her material for that. Friends Who Folk perform regularly in NY and have recently launched their own website https://www.friendswhofolk.com/ with info and touring dates. Thanks to all who came out to The Slipper Room for another cleansing dip in the vast and unpredictable, Deep Night.

Photo in original post by Rebecca Greenfield. For a full set of photos from the live show click here.

Deep Night Season 10: Live from SF Sketchfest with Michelle Buteau, Becky Braunstein, and Astral Projection Radio

Dale sounds his personal fog horns, and sends out a mighty call throughout the hills and valleys of San Francisco to alert its residents of his arrival, for a fifth appearance at SF Sketchfest. Flying out via mystic portal by way of Delta’s Economy Plus, Dale is joined on the Piano Fight stage by comedian and actor Michelle Buteau; comedian Becky Braunstein, and Shewolfe & Beatrix, the hosts of the popular occult internet broadcast, Astral Projection Radio Hour. Dale enlightens the audience as to the true source of a crystal’s power, while showing off a succulent he bought in Japantown and a tiny owl sculpture purchased from a giftshop carved into an ancient redwood. Dale and his guests get into some pretty explicit conversations right from the get-go in an episode that finds Dale also revealing his breakfast ayahuasca routine, visits to Target stores in strange cities, fending off wildlife in Alaska, and what to pack in one’s end-of-life kit. Music provided by Yea-Ming and The Rumours, whose new single Baby Blue, is out now. Thanks to everyone who came out for a packed house and to the always fabulous organizers of SF Sketchfest.

Be sure to tune into Astral Projection Radio over on Bff.fm, where you can listen to the entire past archive of witchy-sounds and thoughts about death rituals. Download and follow Yea-Ming and The Rumours on Bandcamp. Michelle and Becky are probably doing a show right now – so go find em and support your local comedy festivals.

Photo in original post and on the past shows photo page by Melissa Dale Neal.

Who Will Join Dale in the Deep Night 1/17?

Completing his back to back, coast to coast appearances, Dale invites you to step through that mighty portal once more and join him for a live NYC episode of Deep Night with Dale. On Weds, January 17th, Dale returns to the glittering stage of the world famous Slipper Room and 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 comedian Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show, Conan); Kate Willett (Flophouse, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac); and comedic musical duo,Friends Who Folk (Rachel Wenitsky & Ned Riseley). Plus the entire evening is scored by the fantastic cosmic sounds of Cornelius Loy on the theremin.

Deep Night details:
Weds, January 17th 8pm/Doors at 7pm
$12/10 Tickets, The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Entrance on Stanton

Hour long show – with plenty of drinks in an amazing space

Get tickets now via this link and experience true joy:
https://www.slipperroom.com/event/1615030-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/
But first – get to know Dale’s Deep Night guests with a few video clips below.

Dulcé Sloan is a phenomenal comedian and has appeared on so many shows including her new gig on The Daily Show. Check out this set from Conan:

Kate Willett is someone Dale’s wanted to talk with for a long time. Now that she’s in NY – it can happen! Here’s Kate talking about her experience at Burning Man, which didn’t quite go as planned.

And Friends Who Folk (Rachel Wenitsky & Ned Riseley) are doing their musical thing and it makes ole Dale a little misty for his time snapping his fingers at smoke-filled coffee houses in the East Village. (That never happened, but don’t tell him that. How old is he?)

Deep Night Casts Its Spell on San Francisco!

LADY WIZARDS AND GIFTED MAGICK USERS! Dale’s opening up his portal to travel across the country to his old home of San Francisco for his fifth appearance at the venerable SF Sketchfest. And he is desperate to see you! The show is happening at the witching hour, 5:30pm – that special time between day and later in the day. He’ll be presenting a wonderful live episode of the program in a cozy venue in the city’s glamorous Tenderloin district. While he doesn’t recommend visiting the bodega on the corner, he does suggest coming to the show – Saturday, January 13th, at 5:30pm at Piano Fight, 144 Taylor St. Not only will Dale be there in all his mystical glory (meaning a fresh turtleneck) – but he’ll be visited by a talented group of comedians and occult investigators including superstar Michelle Buteau (Two Dope Queens, Key & Peele); Shewolfe and Beatrix, the hosts of the popular occult broadcast, Astral Projection Radio Hour (Bff.fm); and rising comedic powerhouse, Becky Braunstein (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Festival). Plus we’ll have music from the Bay Area’s own Yea-Ming and The Rumours! Best of all – the show is FREE – but RSVPs are encouraged. You can do that here: https://sfsketchfest2018.sched.com/event/CzHL.

In advance of the show – we’re offering a chance to get to know Dale’s Deep Night SF guests – with some brief video clips of their work in the comedy and radio and television realms. Please enjoy, then charge your crystals and get to Piano Fight for Deep Night with Dale Live at SF Sketchfest.

Michelle Buteau handles this talk show host pretty well, let’s see how she does when she returns to sit with Dale! Confession, Dale bought Harry’s albums through Columbia House and enjoyed them!

Becky Braunstein hails from Alaska but now lives in comedy hotbed, Portland, Oregon. She and Dale did the Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans this past fall and had a terrific time of it. Get to know Becky in this comedy set:

Shewolfe and Beatrix are two witches who also host an internet radio program! HEY THAT SOUNDS FAMILIAR! They take on so many subjects that Dale is dying to find out more about from Ancient Egyptian curses to death rituals to cat magic! You can tune into their program here.

Astral Projection Radio Hour Stars

And hey now, it’s Yea-Ming and The Rumours! They’re going to be the Deep Night House Band for the hour – complementing the evening with their distinctive sound! Get into it!