Category: Podcast Episodes

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.


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 Season 9: Catie Lazarus


Dale hoists his sails for some good ole fashioned talkshow host-to-talkshow host ribbing, as he welcomes comedian and writer Catie Lazarus. Catie is the mastermind behind Employee of the Month, the wildly popular live show and podcast, and she joins Dale in the Deep Night to talk about what it’s like to sit opposite some of the brightest minds in popular culture. The two also discuss meaningless awards; bad dating techniques; department stores; getting the most out of your stolen money at CVS; and how to pursue fun no matter what. With lots of quality sexual and/or seafaring metaphors plus special musical interludes from the band Moondrunk.

Be sure and visit Catie’s website, for weekly episodes and monthly live shows of that terrific program. She gets the best guests and ensures a wonderful time for her audience. Tell em, Dale sent ya! And on January 30th, be sure and snag tickets to see Moondrunk live in a special presentation at Ars Nova in New York City. More info available on their website

SAN FRANCISCO – We’ll be out there with a live show on Saturday, January 21st as part of SF Sketchfest! Don’t miss this free show with Dale and his guests comedian Jenny Zigrino, comedian and musician Allie Goertz, artist and innovator Philip Ross, with music from Bay Area bassist Lisa Mezzacappa! More info available on


Deep Night Season 9: White Elephant


Dale fastens his astral body buckles in preparation for another trip around our life-giving sun. It’s a bold New Year in the Deep Night, and it might end up like a White Elephant exchange with no one getting what they wanted, or things could really work out for once. Dale tries to remain optimistic as he reflects on his recent holiday travels to Ohio and Pennsylvania. It’s always a thrill for him to visit with old friends; enjoy the sites of local shopping establishments; and sneak in a few performances at rest stops and flea market food courts for surprised but appreciative audiences. A lot has been said about death and awfulness that came with 2016, but it hasn’t been said by Dale. Until now. From his walks among nature trails that run parallel to ancient burial grounds to his time spent listening to quality religious music while getting money out at the ATM , Dale offers some lightness and encouragement to those who feel adrift in this new year. After what has been an enormous pile of sad, Dale tries to find tiny, infinitesimal, almost invisible glimmers of hope in the persistence of life. Dale also discusses the sudden loss of his betta fish and shares his thoughts about trying not to laugh in an extremely uncomfortable situation. Plus info about his return to SF Sketchfest!

Want to see Dale live and join him in the Deep Night? Now you can. Especially if you’re in San Francisco in January! On Saturday, January 21, at 4:30pm, Dale beckons you to the Deep Night as he welcomes guests Jenny Zigrino, Allie Goertz, Philip Ross, and more to a special live edition of the program as part of SF Sketchfest. This marks Dale’s fourth trip to the festival and it’s always a delight. This show is FREE and packed with cosmic goodies, with talk about the future, magic, music, and comedy. With performances throughout by Bay Area bassist and improviser, Lisa Mezzacappa. A show for the ages. Information can be found on the official SF Sketchfest website here: