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Dale Radio Season 7: Dan Menke & Arty Need


Dale pulls some strings to get underground with Dan Menke, creator of the Arty Need Show. Arty is a dandy crank of a puppet who hosts his own talk show in the back of a bowling alley. Dan is an upstanding individual with a long career in comedy and viral videos. Dale and Dan talk about classic chat shows, the influence of David Letterman, Amish comics, and the mysterious thrills of Cincinnati. Arty jumps in for a moment to talk about his life in the dark black bag of the entertainment business.

Dale’s Season 7 Finale is May 26th at The People’s Improv Theater at 8pm. With a new lineup featuring Aparna Nancherla, Emma Willmann, Josh Sharp, and Maria Heinegg! Steve O’Reilly is on guitar and Dale’s there to talk through his feelings. Time Out says Dale Radio is the “Best for Fans of Incredible Awkwardness!” OKAY!! That oughta sell some tickets! See you then!

Pre-Show Warm Up: Get to Know Dale’s Season 7 Finale Guests!



One week from today, Dale bids farewell to the seventh sensational season of Dale Radio. Whatta year it’s been! Dale’s gotten to mix it up with some of his favorite NY performers; found closure with his ex-wife; awkwardly mixed it up with fellow comedians at three big festivals; and garnered some nice reviews in the national press. He’s talked to bed bug experts, break up experts, sex experts, and major recording stars, but fear not, he’s still in a basement, keeping it…well, real isn’t the right word.

The point is, who knows what the future holds for ole Dale, but in the short term, he promises to deliver a fantastic show on Tuesday, May 26th at 8pm at The PIT Underground with a dream line-up of guests, comedians Aparna Nancherla, Emma Willmann, Maria Heinegg, and Josh Sharp. Steve O’Reilly is making music and there will be give aways, surprises, and hard candies for all. If you only see one talk show hosted by an older fella wearing a teal suit on Tuesday, make it this one. Tickets are $10 and available here.

In advance of the big show – get up to speed on Dale’s guests with these video clips:

Aparna Nancherla is traveling around the world – including a stop on the Live Wire program!

Emma Willmann has pretty good luck with dating:

Maria Heinegg kills it on twitter with tales from an exciting life as a stand up!

Gosh, this Albert Klein Writing workshop looks good! Thanks, Josh Sharp!

Video Clips of our April Live Show


Man with a movie camera, Bill Scurry has done it again – capturing some great angles of Dale’s various baldspot wigs from our recent live show on hi-definition video. And we’ve made it available to you free of charge on our video page and on Youtube. If you missed being there, we discussed bed bugs, brokers, back surgery, and Boston with guests Doogie Horner, Mehran Khaghani, Anna Callegari, and Brooke Borel. There’s nothing like the live shows, folks! Come on out to our final one of the season on May 26th at 8pm with Aparna Nancherla, Emma Willmann, Charla Lauriston, and Josh Sharp! Whatta show we’re gonna have! Tickets available here.

This is the bed bug section with Brooke Borel in case you were eager to get right to the most squeamish part of the show!

Dale Radio Season 7: Jennifer Wright

Dale concedes that even though his breakup was bad, he never reached the point of building a lifelike replica of his ex out of horsehair and bear skin. The story of that relationship gone south is but one of many included in Jennifer Wright’s forthcoming book, It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the of the Worst Breakups in History. Dale and Jennifer discuss better ways to end it with a loved one (basically anything not involving building a sex doll out of polar bear fur); what it’s like inside a bustling New York newsroom; setting a mood with the Indigo Girls; and the romantic side of The Twilight Zone.

Jennifer’s book is available for pre-order now, via amazon and can be found in bookstores in hardcover on November 3, 2015. A reminder here that the program is sponsored by For a free audio book and thirty-day trial, visit and sign up! Lots of audio content there folks. Do you like audio content? I do. I really do.

Come see Dale Live! May 26th at 8pm at The PIT! It’s the Season Finale and we’re going out in style! Tickets are $10 and available on the PIT’s site or at the door.

Dale Radio Season 7: Dale Collects Pollen


Dale vanishes in a pollen swarm during this solo springtime episode. With a recent bout of warm weather in New York City, Dale takes note of the people parts and accompanying odors that emerge this time of year. He recounts his love of blue light specials, predicts a future of intelligent pests, and offers an advance eulogy for a major office supply chain. The episode is sponsored by Visit for a free audio book and a no risk 30-day trial! NO RISK! Unless you consider getting hooked on audio books a risk.

Dale Radio season finale is May 26th in NYC at The PIT Underground! With special guests, giveaways, and more! Tickets just $10. Come say hello!

Wunnerful Videos Online Now!

Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.

Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.

Some select clips from the spring edition of Wunnerful Wunnerful! at Joe’s Pub are up now on our Video Page and on YouTube. We think you’ll enjoy seeing the great talents Dale and Geraldine assembled to pay tribute to the Lawrence Welk program! Plus with these allergies, there’s not much more we can do than sit inside, with the windows closed and watch videos. It feels like we swallowed a kitten. Ugh.


Dale Radio Season 7: Doogie Horner, Mehran Khaghani, Anna Callegari, and Brooke Borel


Dale crawls into some dark nooks just out of sight in this special live episode talking about bed bugs and laughter with science writer Brooke Borel along with comedians Doogie Horner, Mehran Khaghani, and Anna Callegari. Fair warning, the group got into some randy subject matter including some bits that might not be so safe for work. We learn about the origins of bed bugs, what it’s like to work for Larry Summers, how to make a TV shoot feel like a kidnapping, and ways for surgeons to be more dramatic. With music by Steve O’Reilly.

Brooke Borel’s book is Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World – which can be purchased at many fine local bookstores, or one giant international online marketplace.

Next up Dale’s guesting on Running Late with Scott Rogowsky with comedy legend Robert Klein on May 21st at Carolines. Then it’s off to Manayunk for a show with past guest Randi Lawson and dear friend, Michael Cornaccia. Info for all shows up on the homepage of The Season 7 Finale episode is coming up May 26th with guests Aparna Nancherla, Josh Sharp, Emma Willmann, and Charla Lauriston! Get some tickets!

Photos of the April live show by Jena Cumbo.