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Dale Radio Season 8: Mary Houlihan


Dale learns about some crucial comedy-making steps in this conversation with comedian and artist Mary Houlihan. Dale waxes nostalgic with Mary as they talk about his former home of San Francisco and all the tech bubbles and pizza slices therein. The two eventually transition to a discussion about Mary’s animated observations, afternoon open mics, New Jersey transit, feelings on dat boi, and what it’s like to audition for the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The two also speak openly about managing depression and Dale shares his concerns about a family of migrating birds that have invaded the Gowanus Canal. The episode kicks off with a short story of awkwardness on the subway from comedian Julie Kottakis.

For more on Mary Houlihan find her online at Mary cranks out the online content for so why not pay them a visit. For info on what Julie Kottakis is up to visit


Dale Radio Season 8: Hamm Samwich


Dale shakes off a late night in this early morning conversation with Brooklyn-based drag artist and performer Hamm Samwich. Dale and Hamm have been on the same bill in the past, but this was the first time the two sat down and had a real conversation away from the bright lights of small theaters and even smaller dressing rooms. A provocative presence in person and online, Hamm shares some thoughts with Dale about crafting authentic personas, urgent needs at Target, early theatrical experiences, and the ways in which we’re all just polar bears making armor. Hamm can be found performing around the city with regular gigs at Ars Nova in Manhattan and hosting Karaoke on Sundays at This N’ That Bar (TNT), 108 N 6th Street, in Brooklyn. Or find Hamm on Facebook and Twitter.

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Photo of Hamm performing at Joe’s Pub by Sam Varela.


Dale Radio Season 8: The Trumpet Boys


Dale appreciates the appreciation shown by his guests and musical-comedy giants, The Trumpet Boys. This episode goes a long way in establishing the background and personalities of one of today’s hottest and most in-demand horn trios. Fresh off big shows in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles group members Mark, Ian, and Daniel sit down with Dale for a conversation about fame, comedy, pop music, and life in The Constitution State. The episode also includes some clips from The Trumpet Boys’ recent appearance at Joe’s Pub.

The Trumpet Boys are Mark Vigeant, Ian Stroud, and Dan Fox and have a full blown website and everything. Follow their adventures in and out of Connecticut over at . Mark also has a new book out, entitled, Leaves of Grass I Trimmed With The Mower, a Collection of Dad Poems. Seek it out!


Dale Radio Season 8: Dale Remembers Prince


Dale drapes himself in purple ceremonial robes, which he was excited to finally use, and fills his glass with freshly drawn Minnesota lake water for a special show that considers the career of musical legend Prince. Losing purple stuff is a theme throughout this episode as Dale also tries to get his burgundy shoes shined with disastrous results. He weighs in on the riveting Kelly Ripa meltdown and reports back from two very different arts benefits. As a healing gesture for these tough couple of days, Dale includes a moment from the the brilliant Molly Pope singing The Best is Yet To Come. It’s the closing number from the recent Wunnerful Wunnerful show at Joe’s Pub and it gives Dale all the feels.

Special thanks to Leslie Goshko, Andrew Bancroft, Steve O’Reilly, Eric Biondo, and Chris Shockwave Sullivan for nailing that very tricky song with Molly. For more videos of the evening check the Dale Radio YouTube page.


Wunnerful Photos by John Huntington


Oh.My.Goodness. What a time we had of it at Joe’s Pub in New York City at the most recent iteration of Wunnerful Wunnerful: A Tribute to Lawrence Welk. This retro variety show had plenty of comedy, characters, and fun to force the temperatures up to sweater vest weather. Our thanks to everyone involved in making this show so much fun to do, especially the cast of Barrie McLain, Tonya Glanz, Shaye Troha, Cariad Harmon, Karlie Bruce, The Trumpet Boys, Ali Coleman, Jack Blackmon, Ashley Perez Flanagan, Salty Brine, and Molly Pope. With choreography of the rat & pizza dance by Carol Mendes & Artists. To our fantastic band led by Andrew Bancroft with Eric Biondo, Steve O’Reilly, and Chris Shockwave Sullivan. And of course, to the co-hostess with the mostess, Leslie Goshko. You’re all radiant creatures filling our joy engines. Thanks to the one and only, Mary Lou Metzger for her video message and support.

Thanks to Joe’s Pub, and to Steve and Mitch for running the thing. To Jhani for being so stellar backstage and putting us all at ease. To everyone Alex, Shanta, Ben, Jon, Yuri, and all the many folks that make Joe’s Pub the finest venue in the city. Thanka youah, thanka youah.

We’ll be pulling a video together soon, but till then, please enjoy this fine photo set culled from the many brilliant photos of John Huntington. For more on John’s work visit his website


Wunnerful Show Returns to Joe’s Pub at The Public


Folks, we are THRILLED with a capital RILLED to bring back our retro variety show Wunnerful Wunnerful! to the world famous Joe’s Pub. A year ago we debuted this number with a rock solid lineup of talented young people, inspired by the long-running Lawrence Welk program, and fueled by our own passion for quality entertainment. This year, our musical family has grown and we welcome some new faces to our ranks. We’d like to introduce them to you now and encourage you to come and see what will be a fantastic Sunday evening of song, comedy, characters, and enthusiastic dance work.

Your cast for the evening includes our co-hostess with the mostess, multi-talented performer Leslie Goshko; downtown sensation and multiple award-winner Molly Pope; ascendant cabaret star Salty Brine; singer-songwriter Cariad Harmon; Connecticut’s own comedy trio The Trumpet Boys; fleet footed choreography from Carol Mendes & Artists featuring dancers Ali Coleman and Jack Blackmon; vocal stylings by singer Barrie McLain; a duet from Broadway-bouond Ashley Perez Flanagan and Andrew Bancroft from the band Moondrunk; harmonies from performers Shaye Troha and Tonya Glanz; and the best band in the world, The Wunnerful Companions featuring Bancroft; Steve O’Reilly; Chris Shockwave Sullivan, and Eric Biondo. And of course ole Dale Seever is in the mix and wearing his signature blue suit. PLUS a special appearance all the way from Los Angeles, California.

The show is Sunday, April 10th at 9:30 at Joe’s Pub at the The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street.
Tickets ($20) are available now online (, by phone (212-967-7555) or in-person at The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC). There is a $12 food / two (2) drink minimum per person.

We can’t wait to see you!

Here’s some of our Wunnerful cast members in action:

Salty & Barrie

Cariad Harmon

Ashley & Andrew

The Trumpet Boys

Leslie Goshko


Dale Radio Season 8: Shalewa Sharpe


Dale heralds the arrival of spring in this engaging discussion with New York based comedian, Shalewa Sharpe. The two quickly hit it off over a love of white jelly beans; fear of cooking with science; saying no to snapchat; southern vacation hot spots; and the many rewarding diversions of pre-cable late night television watching. They also cover a portion of Shalewa’s long and winding path to comedy and New York City while anticipating the arrival of her new comedy album, due out in April of 2016.

Today’s episode is brought to you by visit for a free 30-day trial and audio book. Also thanks to our listeners in Settle, over in the UK! Settle sounds like an amazing place and Dale hopes to visit soon! He gathers it’s just south of Giggleswick and north of Wigglesworth. Those towns sound like names for possums wearing bonnets, but ok, UK we love you! For more on Shalewa visit her online at or

Finally get tickets to see Wunnerful Wunnerful! A Retro Variety Show & Tribute to Lawrence Welk at Joe’s Pub at the Public. Best to get em in advance before they’re gone. Come see Dale and Leslie Goshko host a night of a thousand stars (or like 14 of them) with Molly Pope, Salty Brine, Cariad Harmon, Barrie McLain, The Trumpet Boys, Carol Mendes & Artists, Ashley Perez Flanagan, Andrew Bancroft, Shockwave Sullivan, Eric Biondo, and Steve O’Reilly! Plus Shaye Troha and Tonya Glanz! What a fine musical family this is. Tickets available here.

Photo of Shalewa (included in original post) by Mindy Tucker.