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Pre-Show Warm Up: Get to Know Dale’s 4/28 Guests

A great show coming up!

A great show coming up!

Warning! This post is going to get under your skin! In a good way. Cause after soaking himself in bubble fluid for the big Welk production, Wunnerful Wunnerful! – Dale’s got an itch to get back to the basement podcast he’s so famous for. On Tuesday, April 28th at 8pm in the PIT Underground, Dale’s going to be chatting it up with the terrific science writer, and bed bug expert, Brooke Borel. Probably, after living in New York, we’re all bed bug experts, but Brooke wrote a book about it! Infested is what it’s called, and we just hope she doesn’t bring any live samples like Jack Hanna used to do on The Tonight Show! YEESH!

Since we love finding out about the world and having fun while doing it, Dale’s also asked some gifted comedic friends to join the conversation. Dale is pleased to welcome panelists, Doogie Horner (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, America’s Got Talent); comedian Mehran Khaghani (Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival); and comedian Anna Callegari (Broad City, UCB). And as usual Steve O’Reilly will be playing music throughout. Tickets are $10 – which you can get in advance or at the door. And if you’re a student at the PIT, they’re just $1! That’s something. Let Dale show you how it’s done, kids.

Now some video highlights from Dale’s upcoming guests:
Doogie Horner wears glasses!

Mehran Khaghani doing something Dale is too afraid to do, go into a Halloween shop and talk to a witch!

She was a gal who had too much to drink on Broad City, which proved that Anna Callegari is a talented individual. And she has a great song about Friend of the Program, Paul Ryan. Remember that guy?

Finally – Brooke Borel is going to tell us everything we need to know about diseases, and bed bugs and now Dale won’t be able to sleep for a year. On this talk show appearance from a few years ago, she had to sit next to a topless lady. Will Dale be topless on his show? Probably not. So that should be all the incentive you need to get those tickets!

Dale Radio Season 7: Dale Asks Four Questions


Dale props the door open for a ghost to join him at supper in this solo episode, where truth be told, he probably asks more than four questions. He also recorded this podcast lying down, so there’s that. As spring finally arrives, Dale reflects on his spiritual beliefs, biblical subway rides, and time traveling mentors. He also offers thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the big show at Joe’s Pub this last week, and offers some thoughts on how to solve the drought in California.

Next Dale Radio Live is Tuesday, April 28th at The PIT in NYC. Come see Dale discuss bed bugs and comedy with Doogie Horner, Mehran Khaghani, Anna Callegari, and science writer (and bed bug expert) Brooke Borel! Dale’s skin is crawling just thinking about this one. Sleep with your eyes open, folks! And get tickets here.

Welk You Very Much!

Backstage photo by Rebecca Smeyne.

Backstage photo by Rebecca Smeyne.

Folks, we had a time of it this past weekend. On Saturday, April 11th Dale made his Joe’s Pub debut with a terrific show, Wunnerful Wunnerful! It was the realization of a life-long dream made possible thanks to the amazing cast, good looking audience, and supportive producers, friends and family. Our insides here at Dale HQ are still all floaty, like so many bubbles from a bubble machine. So thanks to photographer Rebecca Smeyne who captured such great shots of the show – a full photo set is up over on our photo page. Click here.

Aided by the pros at Joe’s Pub, who made for a seamless and exceptional experience, the cast included many names you’re sure to see around town as they continue to make their mark in the theater and in music. So be sure and look em up and follow their bright careers as they go on to even more great things in the city and beyond: Jo Lampert & Shaina Taub (The Spooney Sisters); Michael Raine & Johanna Schlitt (Vinny & JoJo, the tap dancing duo); Katy Frame & Marie Cecile Anderson (Reformed Whores); Ashley Perez Flanagan (Luna McCoy); Preston Martin (Tod Nebbleton); and the D. Seever Orchestra: Andrew Bancroft, Eric Biondo, Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan, and Steve O’Reilly. A very special thank you to co-host and co-creator, Leslie Goshko (Geraldine Shirley) for her extraordinary performance and collaboration on this endeavor. And finally, deepest appreciation to our Creative Producer on the project, Lauren Fitzgerald. Alright gang, let’s do it again sometime!! WUNNERFUL!!

All photos by Rebecca Smeyne of a great night.

All photos by Rebecca Smeyne of a great night.

A Wunnerful Show April 11 at Joe’s Pub!


Folks, on Saturday, April 11 at 9:30, Dale and his co-host, Leslie Goshko will deliver one of the finest evenings of entertainment ever produced. Inspired by the long-running Lawrence Welk television program, Dale has assembled a cast of talented young people to offer a musical tribute to the season. This is a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of folks, and we here at Dale HQ urge you to get tickets and come see this spectacular salute to Spring.

Here’s a run down of the some of what you’ll see in the show, Wunnerful Wunnerful!:
A stunning duet from Shaina Taub and Jo Lampert. Shaina is a blazing hot talent, recently featured in the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center and the smash hit, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Jo is a singular, extraordinary singer who performs all over town, recently with tuneyards, and the group Avan Lava.

Reformed Whores. I mean. This comedic country duo has it all. Dale interviewed them not long ago and fell head over heels for em. And you will, too. Expect the unexpected with these gals.

A dance number from Michael Raine and Johanna Schlitt. We’ve seen the rehearsal footage folks and it’s tremendous. Michael teaches at NYU and Johanna is a rising star in the dance world with her own webseries in which she taps all over NYC.

Ashley Perez Flanagan is going to do a sizzling number that captures the spirit of the season. Ashley performs regularly in the band Moondrunk with bandleader, Andrew Bancroft. Bancroft has assembled an all-star orchestra for the evening with beatboxing legend, Shockwave, trumpet impresario Eric Biondo, and Dale’s dear old pal, master of the hot licks, Steve O’Reilly on guitar. Will there be dancing? Yes.

Preston Martin jumps in to give us a sense of the unreal with his take on a popular song from the 90s – a song made famous by Ginny and Dale in their old routines, many moons ago.

And we’ll also have a brilliant medley from Leslie Goshko, who is just the best-ko and she’ll be at Dale’s side all evening. This is a dream come true and a labor of love and we hope you’ll enjoy this tribute to the master, Lawrence Welk. Even if you don’t know anything about Welk, you’re going to have a wunnerful time.

Tickets are still available here for just $20. Pick your seats! Don’t get stuck behind a column!

Dale Radio Season 7: Rebecca Vigil


Dale panics in a very slow cab as he makes his way to Astoria for a conversation with comedic improviser and musical talent, Rebecca Vigil. Dale and Rebecca met backstage of the Running Late with Scott Rogowsky program, which as it turns out, is very appropriate given how late Dale was in reaching Rebecca’s apartment. Once inside and from the comfort of her couch, the two discuss winning big, auto-correcting one’s life choices, and the joys of temporary employment.

Don’t miss Rebecca in her improvised musical at The PIT, April 28th. But if you do miss it, that’s probably because you were seeing Dale Radio Live on the same night in the basement of the same place. NYC! So full of excitement. And also – don’t forget to check out Dale’s tribute to Lawrence Welk, Wunnerful Wunnerful! at Joe’s Pub on Saturday, April 11th at 9:30. Get tickets in advance for the best seats via this link.

Dale Radio Season 7: Bridget Everett, Nore Davis, Joe Randazzo, and Naomi Ekperigin


Dale loosens things way up, just in time for spring in a spectacular live show recorded at The PIT in NYC. Dale welcomes a sensational lineup of guests, including Bridget Everett (Inside Amy Schumer), Nore Davis (Comedy Central), Joe Randazzo (The Onion), and Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City) for a wide-ranging conversation about day old bagels, how to succeed in comedy, the allure of Yonkers, performing at Carnegie Hall, and clothing with a mind of its own. Music by Andrew Bancroft and Ashley Perez Flanagan of the hot new band Moondrunk.

Whatta time! Be sure and follow all of Dale’s guests online; seek out Joe’s new book, Funny On Purpose; and make plans to catch Dale & Leslie Goshko, along with a cast of brilliant performers, as they take on the world of Lawrence Welk in the new variety show, Wunnerful Wunnerful! Don’t miss the debut performance at Joe’s Pub in NY, Saturday, April 11th at 9:30pm. Get tickets now and ensure a good seat.

Photo of the group by Jena Cumbo.

Dale Radio Season 7: Reformed Whores


Dale goes in the backdoor (and up five flights of wooden stairs) to reach the comedy boudoir of musical duo, Reformed Whores. Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame welcome Dale to spread out on their spacious couch next to a sweet and slumbering pussy. The trio have a steamy exchange that covers slippery bathroom floors, wild late night calls, intimate meetings in Los Angeles, and the delicate exploration of one’s instrument. Listeners may need a shower and a smoke after this one!

Reformed Whores join Dale on April 11th at Joe’s Pub in NYC for Wunnerful Wunnerful!, a show that pays tribute to the magic and influence of the Lawrence Welk program. Tickets are $20 and some great seats are still available via the Joe’s Pub site, or on The ladies will be playing live as part of the Bad Assery Women & Comedy Conference at the Bell House – with many friends of this program – in Brooklyn, so check listings for that. The Whores’ album Ladies Don’t Spit is available on itunes, or wherever you find great music and their second album will be out later this year.