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Deep Night Season 9: Live with Michael Kupperman, Kyle Ayers, Shalewa Sharpe and Glockabelle


Dale counts his many, many blessings during this generously-portioned, live Thanksgiving Eve edition of the program. From the world famous Slipper Room in NYC, Dale offers some thoughts on the bones in our bodies and shares the best way to prepare river meats for your next Gowanus-inspired holiday meal. As the Deep Night rolls on, Dale welcomes comedian Shalewa Sharpe for some tales about cookie trays and misguided balloon choices; comedian Kyle Ayers gets a surprise tarot reading and makes Dale uncomfortable with some sex talk; and then graphic novelist and great comedy mind Michael Kupperman talks terrible heroes, kid wizards, and stolen banisters. Featuring energizing music by the amazing Glockabelle and a bit of impressive character work from the entire group as Dale insists on another foray into the world of Deep Night Theater. On this episode: Handsome Gordon and the Space Explorers!

For more on Glockabelle’s touring schedule and where to purchase her EP, Wolf BBQ, visit Shalewa’s comedy album, Stay Eating Cookies, can be found on itunes. Kyle Ayers is taping a half hour at Union Hall on Dec. 1, but you can also visit his website for any other upcoming show info, Michael Kupperman’s internet portal is located aptly enough at and Dale encourages you to pick up any one of his fine books either through online outlets or at your local book merchant.

The next Deep Night live is on Weds January 11th, when Dale’s guests at the Slipper Room will be comedy superstar Michelle Buteau, mindreader Vinny DePonto, and others with a special conjuring with Sandy Honig of the Three Busy Debras.

Photo in post by John Huntington.


Who Will Join Dale in the Deep Night on 11/23?


Friends! What better way to spend Thanksgiving Eve than by paying a visit to the DEEP NIGHT! Before you fill up on gravy and stuffing, fill up on the talent and delight of this live episode on Wednesday, November 23rd at 8pm at the world famous Slipper Room. Dale’s talking to people who generate pure joy in the world and do so with that sly sense of things that Dale is so fond of. These are creators who compel us with their wit and wisdom and it is a pleasure to welcome them to the program. We’ll also have a another installment of Deep Night Theater and other surprises. With the energetic accompaniment on the glockenspiel from the one and only Glockabelle, Dale welcomes you to spend time with graphic artist and writer Michael Kupperman (McSweeney’s, Tales Designed To Thrizzle); comedian Kyle Ayers (Comedy Central, NY Comedy Festival); and comedian Shalewa Sharpe (Red Clay Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival).

Here’s the info you need to attend:
Deep Night With Dale!
Thansgiving Eve Special with guests Michael Kupperman, Kyle Ayers, Shalewa Sharpe, and music from Glockabelle!

Wednesday, November 23rd 8pm/Doors at 7pm
The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street – Entrance on Stanton
Tickets are $10 (advance)/$12 (at the door) with $25 VIP seating available.
Ticket link is here:

Now some video clips that give a sense of Dale’s guests and their work:
MICHAEL KUPPERMAN’s acclaimed drawings and writing have appeared in a vast number of publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, LA Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, Screw, Fortune, The Independent on Sunday, Libération, Nickelodeon Magazine, The Believer, and Heavy Metal. His work was also featured on Saturday Night Live as well as in numerous comics anthologies. Dale’s fond of Michael’s take on things and loves the story of a snake who loves bacon.

KYLE AYERS is a comedian, writer, actor, living in New York City. He was featured as a New Face in the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, where Time Out New York heralded him as a “breakout star.” He has also performed in the New York Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival. Here’s a clip of Kyle’s stand up from not so long ago.

SHALEWA SHARPE developed her comedic style in Atlanta, where she was raised. Currently in Brooklyn, she recently released her debut album, “Stay Eating Cookies,” which can be found on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and the rest of ‘em. Here’s Shalewa on a certain cartoon menace:

GLOCKABELLE is Annabelle Cazes. She plays two Casio VL-Tones, a lyre-shaped glockenspiel with eight thimbles and sings in both French and English. She’s toured with Fiery Furnaces, performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, appeared on the Chris Gethard Show, WFMU, and at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Here’s Glockabelle’s official music video for Wolf BBQ


Deep Night Season 9: New Realities


Dale awakens in his Himalayan Sleeping Cocoon to discover a new reality awaits him after a bruising recent election. He and Galinda are doing their best to center themselves as the floor below them feels like quicksand. How could they have been so wrong? Well, they were and now they have to live with it. Dale tries to distract himself from the situation by recounting three recent trips involving Westworld-like robot repairs, puffin fanciers of Alaska, and a fond farewell held in Philadelphia.

Join Dale and his guests for a soothing Thanksgiving Eve special, live from the Slipper Room in NYC! Wednesday, November 23 at 8pm/doors at 7pm. Tickets are $10/12 and available here to spend time with comedy greats Michael Kupperman, Kyle Ayers, and Shalewa Sharpe. Featuring music by Glockabelle.

Remember to review and rate the program on itunes, it really does give Dale hope.


Deep Night Season 9: Marie Faustin


Dale trudges through the emotional and literal gloom of post-election dismay in NYC and finds a pulsing spark of hope in his conversation with comedian, YouTube star, and radio host, Marie Faustin. Marie is the first person Dale’s encounters after a sleepless night watching the results come in and they discuss their immediate reaction to what’s just been decided for the country. The two brighten things up considerably by tracing Marie’s path to comedy, including her childhood in NY, long hours spent in Haitian church services, carefully packaged food, stolen lotions, and a constant refrain of people telling her, “Hey you’re funny, you should be a comedian!” Plus, Dale learns a lot about hair! Dale ends up inspired by Marie and her work and feels ever so slightly better about where things are headed.

Tune in to Marie’s radio program Tall Tales in the Big City, Thursdays from 7-8pm on 99.5FM (or Marie is a comedian and storyteller who has been featured in GQ Magazine, MTV, Refinery29, EliteDaily and a variety of other digital platforms. She co-hosts The Warm Up, a monthly show at Karma Lounge in NYC at 8pm on the second Saturday of every month. She is also the co-host of Oxygen’s Very Real Talk and performs all over the city weekly.

The next live Deep Night is happening at The Slipper Room, Weds November 23, at 8pm with doors at 7pm. Tickets available in advance or at the door. Joining Dale will be Michael Kupperman, Kyle Ayers, and Shalewa Sharpe with music by the wonderful Glockabelle.


Deep Night Season 9: Scout Durwood


Dale blazes through a terrific episode with actor and comedian, Scout Durwood. One of the stars of the new MTV series Mary + Jane, Scout visits Deep Night to talk about her role on the show; her career in music and comedy; and her experience of life in Los Angeles and how that differs from her time in New York. Dale and Scout get along famously and in the course of their wide-ranging conversation the two discuss terrible edibles, backstage burlesque, unreal reality, empowering alter egos, and the path from Miss USA to MTV. Plus a Gowanus update and a weed-inspired tune from Howler Hills Farm. Join Dale and Scout as they travel through…the DEEP NIGHT.

Mary + Jane airs on the MTV Mondays at 10pm and then again on Hulu. Scout plays the character Jordan, who along with her roommate and friend, Paige, played by Jessica Rothe, embark on a new business delivering marijuana to customers in LA. For more on the program visit For more on Scout, find her online at Her new album is on its way soon on the Blue Elan label, so keep an ear and eye out for that.


Deep Night Season 9: Colin Dickey


Dale investigates the curious conditions that make ghost stories so pervasive in American culture with author, Colin Dickey. Colin’s new book Ghostland: American History in Haunted Places is a cross-country journey through the nation’s most infamous haunted structures. Dale and Colin discuss his first-hand accounts of the locations he’s visited, from the storied Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, to the truly terrifying Moundsville Prison in West Virginia, and the floating coffins of New Orleans. Dale’s spent some time in a few of these eerie places and he shares his own experience spending the night at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles and recalls checking into a motel full of sadness on the outskirts of Reno. Are ghosts really out there, or is it just a faulty heating unit? Join Dale and Colin as they enter the DEEP NIGHT to find out.

Colin Dickey’s Ghostland can be purchased on Amazon or wherever books are sold. For more on Colin and information about his other terrific books, including the one discussed about the stolen heads of famous people, visit his website


Deep Night Season 9: Lindsay Goldwert


Dale attempts to soothe our collective unease during this tense election period with an episode focused on balance and value. While the mood outside may be filled with anxiety, in the Deep Night things are safe and warm and the air smells faintly of pumpkin spice. Dale welcomes weary listeners to this place of audio comfort, where he’s joined by fellow podcast host and Libra, Lindsay Goldwert. Lindsay is a journalist, comedian, and creator of SPENT, a weekly financial podcast that explores our complicated, often comical relationship to money. Because we’re all enduring some form of distress, politically or financially, Dale invited Lindsay on to talk through some ways that can help alleviate, or at least distract us, from our suffering. The two discuss the currency of jokes, debate-induced insomnia, and finding solace in true crime stories about human survival.

Lindsay’s podcast SPENT can be found on or on itunes and wherever you access your favorite audio programs. You can also follow Lindsay for great advice and funny takes on the world’s events, by finding her on twitter @lindsaygoldwert .