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Deep Night Season 9: Lisa Rosman


Dale replaces his personal projector bulb for an illuminating conversation with film commentator and writer, Lisa Rosman. Perhaps it’s the post-V-Day glow, but Dale and Lisa bond quickly over their fondness of perfect cinematic moments and inspired sequences like those found in All That Jazz or In the Mood For Love. The two discover that they also have similar perspectives on faith, cosmic energies, and one’s presence in the universe. Lisa sums up Dale amazingly accurately based only on his favorite motion pictures and shares some stories about her experience as a co-host on NY1’s Talking Pictures on Demand. Dale offers a few thoughts on the many celebrities he has known/served wine to as a caterer and the two discuss the past year in movies in advance of the Academy Awards.

Lisa Rosman has reviewed film for such publications as Marie Claire, Salon, Vulture,, Time Out New York, Premiere, indieWire, LA Weekly, iVillage, and Us Weekly. She has appeared on CBS News, ABC Radio, the Oxygen Channel, TNT, the IFC, HuffPost Live, AOL Build, and Wisconsin and Cape Cod Public Radio. From 2003-2005, she served as the Brooklyn Rail’s film editor and, from 2005-2009, as Flavorwire’s film editor. She also ran the film blog The Broad View from 2005-2008. In 2012 she was honored as one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year for her relief work in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Currently, she appears weekly on the NY1/Spectrum national film review show Talking Pictures, and is a reviewer and essayist for Signature. She is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.

Follow Lisa on Twitter or on her blog, Signs & Sirens and watch for her reviews on Talking Pictures On Demand.

Want to see Dale Live? Come on out, Weds February 22nd at 8pm for DEEP NIGHT LIVE at the Slipper Room on the Lower East Side! Tickets are $10/$12 and worth getting in advance. Dale’s guests will be comedian Michelle Buteau, Daniel Kibblesmith, Vinny DePonto, and Sandy Honig. With music from thereminst Cornelius Loy! A fine evening of comedy, ghosts, spirits, and mind reading.


Who Will Join Dale Live in the Deep Night 2/22?


Friends! Love and fear are in the air, which must mean that it’s time for another visit to the DEEP NIGHT! Finish those Valentine’s candies and unwrap an evening of bliss with our talented guests on Wednesday, February 22nd at 8pm at the Lower East Side’s infamous house of ill repute, The Slipper Room. Dale’s talking to a wonderful panel of terrific individuals including comedian Michelle Buteau (VH1); writer Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert); mentalist Vinny DePonto (Drama Desk Award Nominee); and a conjured visit from comedian Sandy Honig (Three Busy Debras). With ethereal music from theremin master, Cornelius Loy! This show is a killer, and every seat is a good one. Tickets are $10/12 and better if you get em in advance!

Below you’ll find some info about each of Dale’s Deep Night guests!

But first, here’s the info you’ll need to attend:
Deep Night Live with Michelle Buteau, Daniel Kibblesmith, Vinny DePonto, & Sandy Honig
With music by Cornelius Loy
Wednesday, February 22nd, 8pm Show/Doors at 7pm
The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street between Stanton and Rivington St
Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door $25 VIP Seating Available

Michelle Buteau is a fabulous host and comedian. Maybe you’ve seen her on VH1 or Fox? Well here she is on Comedy Central doing a half hour. Do you enjoy the beach?

Daniel Kibblesmith is a comedian and writer who’s had a series of amazing, unreal jobs. His current stint is as a writer for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where he gets to create things like this. Which is not so bad.

A peak behind the curtain with mentalist Vinny DePonto as he prepares for an evening of mystery.

Vinny DePonto . A Magician Prepares from Jeremy White on Vimeo.

Sandy Honig is a rising star and while we can’t get enough of her Ice Cram video, Dale wanted to share a recent stand up set as well.

Sandy Honig-HD from New American Comedy on Vimeo.


Deep Night Season 9: Greg Hildreth


Dale proves once again that there’s no people like show people, in this delightful conversation with New York-based actor, Greg Hildreth. Greg grew up serenading woodland creatures in Boston, before honing his craft and making his way to the Great White Way. He’s lent his considerable talents to roles in acclaimed productions like Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Cinderella. The two discuss what it’s like to be in a Broadway musical that closes prematurely; how one prepares to do eight shows a week; the beauty in being the perfect sidekick; and what’s really going on with bodega coffee bags. This is an episode about finding ones comedic voice in the theatrical realm. As an added bonus, the show features short clips of Greg performing and a few stories from Dale’s time marching in and out of protests.

The next DEEP NIGHT live is happening Weds, February 22nd at 8pm at The Slipper Room in NYC. Join Dale and his guests Michelle Buteau, Daniel Kibblesmith, Vinny DePonto, and Sandy Honig. With music from theremin maestro, Cornelius Loy. Tickets at $10/$12 and available now. An unforgettable evening of regrets and revelations that the AV Club calls, “a must listen for anyone interested in the art of comedy”.


Deep Night Season 9: Joel Kim Booster


Dale submerges his crystals in a cleansing bath and steals a clarifying moment with writer and comedian Joel Kim Booster. Dale welcomes Joel to the Deep Night studios for a talk about their unique experiences at the recent edition of SF Sketchfest and how politics is straining our social media selves. Joel also shares some insights into his comedy career, including thoughts on festivals that matter, how to maximize after-party small talk, and what he learned as a writer for a couple of popular television programs. Dale loves hearing the behind-the-scenes tale of Joel’s appearance on Conan and discovers that he and Joel both think a lot about comedy clothing choices. Two certified road warriors, Joel and Dale also bond over time spent in creaky churches, empty auditoriums, and hotel rooms with paper-thin walls. All this and more about Dale’s life at home, in a fine comedy-centric episode.

Follow Joel Kim Booster on Twitter and catch him at Videology in Brooklyn on February 12 for F#ck That Movie with Anna Drezen. He’s also hosting SHOWGASM at Ars Nova with a stellar line up of Deep Night favorites on Thursday, February 2nd. Next Deep Night Live is coming up on Feb. 22nd at The Slipper Room!

Photo in original post by Nicolas Maloof.


Deep Night Season 9: Live From SF Sketchfest With Jenny Zigrino, Phil Ross, and Allie Goertz


Dale marches into the rain-soaked streets of San Francisco for a special live edition of the program at the 16th Annual SF Sketchfest, presented by Audible. As the world crumbles and resistance grows, Dale welcomes three creative and funny individuals for a conversation about the future, the past, and whatever this present moment is shaping up to be. Joining Dale for this sojourn into the Deep Night are comedian Jenny Zigrino; artist and innovator Phil Ross, and comedic musician, Allie Goertz. Dale sets down his protest signs for a moment and takes to the tiny Piano Fight stage in order to tackle the pressing issues of the day including political influence on fashion, homes you can build with mushrooms, and the radical evolution of Bart Simpson. With the musical stylings of John & Also John on dueling guitars, the show covers a lot of Deep Night ground, while getting San Francisco up to speed on the recent changes in Dale’s life.

Thanks for having us, SF Sketchfest! It’s always a treat. And we’ll continue to have some postcards at the next show featuring the illustration by James Boyle, who beautifully rendered Dale and his mystic pigeon brigade. Next live show is Feb. 22! Save the date. We return live to the Slipper Room in NYC!

Photo in original post by Niki Pretti.


Deep Night Season 9: Nina Tarr


Dale hopes to one day release this conversation on crystal-clear vinyl, to make it as highly-sought after as LA-based comedian and DJ, Nina Tarr. Nina was in New York City recently doing some music and comedy sets around town, so Dale asked if she’d stop by the Deep Night studios for a talk about her career and her trajectory. Born in Orange County, Nina started collecting vinyl records early in life, seeking them out at thrift stores and local record shops. With punk as her gateway music, she quickly built an impressive collection of vintage and rare recordings, then started sharing them at parties and Southern California clubs winning over enthusiastic, if inebriated audiences. During this discussion with Dale, Nina talks about the ways in which her affinity for playing music intersects with her desire to create a unique comedic voice. The two also cover adventures in moving vehicles shaped like body parts; killing it with the elementary school set; and making videos at a breakneck speed for the folks at Buzzfeed. An inspiring conversation that can only take place…in the DEEP NIGHT.

For more on Nina and to find out where she’s spinning discs or slinging jokes, visit her website San Francisco – Dale’s headed your way for the big show on January 21st at 4:30pm. Be sure and reserve some free tickets and join Dale as he brings a fantastic all new show to the City by the Bay. More info on


Deep Night Descends on SF Sketchfest!


Friends, Dale is thrilled to be making his fourth appearance at the always spectacular SF Sketchfest. On Saturday, January 21, at the world famous PIANO FIGHT theater space, Dale welcomes a solid lineup of funny and inventive people. The Deep Night comes alive when Dale sits down with comedian Jenny Zigrino (Bad Santa 2, Conan); comedic musician and podcast host Allie Goertz (Everything’s Coming Up Podcast, New York Funny Songs Fest); and artist and inventor Philip Ross (Co-Founder of Mycoworks). Plus music from the amazing Lisa Mezzacappa. These are people who give Dale hope for brighter days ahead!

In order to prepare your vessels for the Deep Night journey, here are a few video samples that give some insight into the work of Dale’s guests. GET TO KNOW THEM! And then secure your FREE tickets to the show by visiting the SF Sketchfest website.

Deep Night with Dale live from SF Sketchfest is happening Saturday, Jan. 21, 4:30pm
Piano Fight, 144 Taylor Street, SF

Jenny Zigrino is a very funny comedian and actor who has been delighting audiences in Boston, NY, and LA for some time. She’s been making the leap to the big screen with star turns in the comedies, Fifty Shades of Black and Bad Santa 2. Here’s a clip of Jenny’s stand up from some show on TBS hosted by a lanky redheaded fella.

Allie Goertz knows a lot about music, The Simpsons, pop culture, and satirical song writing. Since releasing her first crowd-sourced album Cossbysweater in 2013, Allie has been touring the country opening for and playing alongside her favorite musicians and comics. She runs the social media side of the @midnight tv program for Comedy Central and co-hosts a popular podcast all about The Simpsons. Showing her love for another animated series, Rick and Morty, Allie produced an entire album devoted to songs inspired by the show. The first music video of which is Dance Bitch.

Phil Ross is an important and fascinating artist in San Francisco who has found inspiration and promise in the possibilities of mushrooms. Will we all live in mushroom-based homes sitting on mushroom chairs? Probably! Dale can’t wait to slip into some fresh loafers courtesy of Phil Ross and Mycoworks.

And finally – Lisa Mezzacappa is one of the most prolific and engaging bassists in the country, and an important part of the Bay Area improvisational scene. Dale’s pleased to welcome Lisa back to the show – she composed the theme song for the podcast back in Season 4. Here she is at a performance from a few years ago. Perfect music for opening up a portal in your mind and traveling through the DEEP NIGHT!