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Deep Night Season 10: Jackie Kashian

Dale opens up the portals within and resumes his study of the dark arts for a brand-new, tenth season of Deep Night with Dale. On this first episode, Dale talks with comedian Jackie Kashian, who was in town from Los Angeles to do some shows and spend some time visiting New York. It was a real honor for Dale, as Jackie is a terrific stand-up and the host of her own long-running podcast, The Dork Forest. With fellow comedian Laurie Kilmartin, she is the co-host of the Jackie and Laurie Show podcast, on the Nerdist Network. From the Deep Night, aka the Jackie and Dale Show, the two have a conversation inspired by a close listen of Jackie’s new album, I Am Not The Hero of This Story (available on itunes). While trying to stay on track, the two digress wildly to cover important topics like: tiny lil’ Jack Reacher, Mill Valley therapists, awkward marriage proposals, and sadness in a megachurch. The episode also includes a personalized horoscope for a listener and the Deep Night lucky numbers.

Visit Jackie Kashian’s website for more on Jackie and her many stints around the country (including some on a boat). Her comedy albums are available through itunes and her podcasts, along with her numerous podcast appearances, can be listened to via Apple Podcasts.

This episode features the new take on the DEEP NIGHT theme by Zach Gabbard and music throughout from the talented roster at Howler Hills Farm. Plus a couple of groovy sound effects we totally paid for. Season 10 podcast icon drawn by Kristen Wroten. Photos of Dale used to promote the podcast and live shows by Sandy Honig. This episode was recorded at Harvestworks in NYC.

Who Will Join Dale in the Deep Night 9/20?

Dale welcomes you back to the Deep Night with a brand new live episode to kick off our epic tenth season. On Weds, September 20th, Dale returns live from the glittering stage of the world famous Slipper Room in New York City. At 8pm, all energies converge for a conversation about the dark art of comedy with an otherworldly lineup of comedic talents. With writers from SNL, Full Frontal, The President Show, and Las Culturistas, Dale gets into what it takes to embrace a challenging political/cultural moment with humor and integrity.

Dale is joined by actor/writer Kristen Bartlett (SNL, Difficult People); comedian Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas, Pop Roulette); comedian Rae Sanni (The President Show, Misandry Podcast); and Melinda Taub (Full Frontal w/Samantha Bee, Adam Ruins Everything). And of course the entire evening is scored by the fantastic cosmic sounds of Cornelius Loy on the theremin.

Get tickets now via this link and experience true joy:

But first – get to know Dale’s Deep Night Season 10 Live Premiere guests with a few video clips below. Featuring some of their work that has tickled your host.

First, the essential viewing that is Kristen Bartlett’s Poor Comedians in A Car Getting Coffee. This episode features Will Hines and a gorgeous used Toyota.

Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang host the wildly popular podcast, Las Culturistas, which has become an absolute must subscribe on the Apple Podcast list. They recently hosted a titanic live episode featuring more than 50 comedians, where the catchphrase, “I don’t think so, Honey!” was applied to everything from the issue with sponges to very specific family dynamics. Here’s part one:

Rae Sanni is very very very funny. She was featured on the I Don’t Think So Honey episode above – and also co-hosts her own insightful podcast, Misandry with Marcia and Rae. Get that into your podcast playlist and get hip to some important conversations! Here’s Rae doing some stand up, which you should also try and see whenever possible.

A vintage UCB sketch written by Melinda Taub that speaks to Dale’s recent experiences moving and assembling furniture. Also it’s kinda spooky. PS – Melinda just won an Emmy for her work on Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents Dinner television special! Congratulations, Melinda!

Deep Night Season 9: Live with Janine Brito, Joanna Rothkopf, Jamilah King, and Lily Herman

Dale celebrates the end of another season with a special all-politics edition of the program, co-presented with B.L.O.W. (Brooklyn Ladies of Winning the Vote). Recorded live at the Slipper Room in New York City before a packed house, Dale tries to understand what’s going on in Washington, DC and what it means for the rest of us. To help him along, Dale assembles an all-star panel of writers and comedians who follow, report on, and provide context for the current administration and the strange times we live in. Comedian Janine Brito; Managing Editor of Jezebel, Joanna Rothkopf; Senior Staff Writer for, Jamilah King; and Teen Vogue’s Lily Herman join Dale for a lively and timely discussion about culture, feminism, resistance, and college pizza. With music throughout by thereminst, Cornelius Loy. The event benefits Brand New Congress, which aims to put progressive, non-party-machine candidates forward for public office. For more on Brand New Congress visit their website Look for the tenth season of Deep Night to begin in September, 2018.

Thanks to all for a great season and to everyone who has tuned in or come out to the live shows to lend your support. Special thanks to B.L.O.W. for making this live season finale, such a memorable and exciting one.

Photo in original post by John Huntington.

Who Will Join Dale in the Deep Night 6/21?

Watergate was lucky to have Deep Throat, and with whatever is going on in Washington these days, we’re fortunate to have a refuge in the DEEP NIGHT! On a special live season 9 finale of the program, Dale’s rolling up the sleeves of his political turtleneck and diving all the way into Russian ties, Comey tapes, and ties held together with tape. Not even Keebler Elf Cos Play enthusiast Jeff Sessions could interrupt the delightful conversation about to take place at the Slipper Room on Weds, June 21st. You’re invited to join in as B.L.O.W. (Brooklyn Ladies of Winning [the vote]) presents a night of comedy, catharsis and laughter in support of Brand New Congress. Special guests include: Janine Brito (comedian, Take My Wife, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell); Joanna Rothkopf (Managing Editor, Jezebel, Co-Host of Jezebel’s Big Time Dicks podcast); Jamilah King (senior staff writer for; and Lily Herman (journalist, Teen Vogue). With the ethereal sounds of theremin player, Cornelius Loy.

Tickets for this event are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds from the evening will support Brand New Congress, a movement to run 400+ non-partisan candidates for Congress in 2018 in a unified campaign behind one plan to rebuild the economy, repair our communities and radically reform our institutions.

Below are some video and audio clips of our guests so you can get to know them in advance of the big night. But first, here’s the info you’ll need to attend:
Deep Night Gets Political – Presented by B.L.O.W.
Hosted by Dale Seever with special guests Janine Brito, Joanna Rothkopf, Jamilah King, and Lily Herman.
With music on the theremin by Cornelius Loy
Wednesday, June 21st, 8pm Show/Doors at 7pm
The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street between Stanton and Rivington St
Tickets $15 in advance/$20 at the door Proceeds benefit Brand New Congress

Janine Brito is a talented stand-up now based in Los Angeles, who is making a return appearance on the Deep Night stage. She’s recently been writing for a number of projects most of which we can’t mention yet – and she’s appearing on the upcoming season of the SeeSo comedy series, Take My Wife. Here’s an audio bit as Janine drops in on our friends, 2 Dope Queens!

The Managing Editor of the essential, Joanna Rothkopf is a critical voice in our political discourse. She is a gifted comedic performer who hosts the popular Drunk Science series at Littlefield and has graced the stages of The PIT, UCB, and other fine venues. As far as podcasts go, she hosts one of the better titled programs about politics, Big Time Dicks. Here’s a link to a recent interview with Elizabeth Warren.

Jamilah King is a Senior Staff writer for, where she covers politics, culture, and more. Immediately after the election she offered some thoughts on what had just happened.

One of the great joys of the last few months has been the emergence of Teen Vogue as a source for solid political journalism. Lily Herman has been a part of that effort and has also gained a lot of attention for her active and informative twitter feed. For a list of recent articles for Teen Vogue visit the following link:

Deep Night Season 9: Colby Minifie

Dale glides through the mystical portal of the Deep Night once more for a conversation with actor Colby Minifie. Currently performing as Tess in the Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation, Colby is a gifted young actor with an already formidable resume. She was recently in the blockbuster New York production of Long Days Journey Into Night with Michael Shannon and Jessica Lange. She also played the slightly off-kilter neighbor Robyn in the Marvel Netflix series, Jessica Jones. Dale and Colby talk about those specific experiences, along with what it was like growing up in New York with so much of her activity focused in the grimy, overcrowded streets of Mid-town. Dale reflects on his own connection to John Guare’s masterful work, including his possible distant familial relationship to Colby’s co-star, Allison Janney. Colby reveals a bit about the process of building a stage family and her profound respect for the written word. Both Colby and Dale share a love of the theater and the underlying structures that make great performances possible. The two offer some deep night thoughts on compassion, characters, and somewhat inevitably, covfefe.

Check out Dale live for a special Deep Night Gets Political edition of the program. It’s happening Weds, June 21st at 8pm and it’s a benefit for Brand New Congress! Co-Organized with BLOW (Brooklyn Ladies of Winning the Vote), the show happens at The Slipper Room and features conversation with journalist Lily Herman (Teen Vogue, Allure); comedian and writer Mitra Jouhari (The President Show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee); and more! With music by Cornelius Loy. Tickets are $15 and available in advance via the Slipper Room’s website. See you for our Season Finale in the Deep Night!

Photo in original post by Jacqueline Harriet.

Deep Night Season 9: Superfund Shaman

Dale celebrates his succulents and loosens his meditation cloak as it turns out he’s at the white hot center of the new shaman trend. With the end of another podcast season drawing near, Dale reflects on some highlights of the last year including his well-received cameo on HBO’s Crashing, his experiences chasing voice over gigs, and being lonely backstage with Dick Cavett. Because he’s been staying up too late and paid a lot of extra money for Showtime, Dale also shares some thoughts on the return of Twin Peaks and tries for the umpteenth time to get that story straight. He talks about a successful turtleneck swap, meeting new people, the influence of Phil Hartman, and his ever more powerful bond with his wife and partner, Galinda.

A special thanks to everyone who came out to experience the Deep Night in person in San Francisco and New York. Thanks also to Dale’s extraordinary guests (so far!). The following have all spent time sharing their regrets and revelations with Dale: Sovereign Syre, Tara Clancy, Rachel Chavkin, Dan Kennedy, Rosebud Baker, James Habacker, Lindsay Goldwert, Colin Dickey, Scout Durwood, Marie Faustin, Michael Kupperman, Kyle Ayers, Shalewa Sharpe, Glockabelle, Mo Fry Pasic, Joe Rumrill, Catie Lazarus, Nina Tarr, Jenny Zigrino, Phil Ross, Allie Goertz, Joel Kim Booster, Greg Hildreth, Lisa Rosman, Michelle Buteau, Daniel Kibblesmith, Vinny DePonto, Sandy Honig, Jes Tom, Hadiyah Robinson, Maggie Serota, Alex English, Shannon Taggart, Melissa Febos, Farah Brook, Michael Chernus, Dave Mizzoni, Maeve Higgins, Jason Zinoman, Ike Ufomadu, and Amy Zimmer. Plus the fantastic Cornelius Loy who provided such beautiful theremin music for our live shows. That’s a lot of talent folks. If you missed an episode – go back and give em a listen.

SPECIAL SUMMER BONUS SEASON FINALE ALL POLITICAL EPISODE COMING TO NYC JUNE 21! We’ve got a special episode coming up on Wednesday, June 21st at 8pm at the Slipper Room in NYC. This is a benefit episode for the organization Brand New Congress. Look em up – they’re doing great things. And the night is being co-produced with the exceptional new action group, BLOW (Brooklyn Ladies of Winning the vote). We’ll have comedians, presidential historians, and journalists on the panel as we talk about whatever the heck horrible thing has happened at 5pm that night. Mitra Jouhari (The President Show), Lily Herman (Teen Vogue), and more will join Dale in the swampy terrain of the political Deep Night. Plus music from Cornelius Loy. For more info or to purchase tickets click here.

Photo in original post by John Huntington.

Deep Night Season 9: Live with Maeve Higgins, Jason Zinoman, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, and Amy Zimmer

Dale tunes into the strange frequencies that make late night talk shows so compelling on this special live episode of Deep Night, recorded at the Slipper Room in NYC. The garrulous guru of gab begins the evening with a conjuring thanks to ancient instructions sent via the all-seeing Zardulu. Spooked by his own powers, he ends up summoning comedian Amy Zimmer who demonstrates her own considerable mystic abilities that quite simply have to be seen to be believed. Dale then speaks with the New York Times comedy critic, Jason Zinoman, whose new book Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night, is a terrific look back through the influential years of the Late Night with David Letterman program and a guide to its enduring comedic legacy. Rising comedian and late night impresario Ike Ufomadu drops in for some deep night thoughts about his unique approach to hosting and some of the theatrical essentials of late night TV. Comedian, writer, and all around delight Maeve Higgins joins the group to dish on the high-flying life of a podcast host and share some of the things she’s learned about American history, ancestry, and more. This Deep Night episode also features music on the theremin by Cornelius Loy.

To buy Jason’s book Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night visit your local bookstore, or choose convenience and make your purchase at a reputable online resource like this one. Catch Ike Ufomadu at Joe’s Pub or elsewhere around town by staying up to date with his appearances via his website Maeve Higgins hosts the fabulous podcast Maeve in America: Immigration in Real Life and co-hosts Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Find both on itunes or whatever podcast platform is best for you. Amy Zimmer performs regularly throughout NYC, but you can follow her on Twitter @oneamyzimmer.

NEXT LIVE SHOW! Deep Night with Dale: Political Edition, Wednesday, June 21st 8pm at The Slipper Room. A benefit for Brand New Congress, organized by BLOW (Brooklyn Ladies of Winning the Vote).

Photo in original post by John Huntington.