Category: Podcast Episodes

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.


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.


Dale Radio Season 8: Ana Fabrega


Dale chats about hats and other things in this character-focused conversation with comedian Ana Fabrega. Dale and Ana delve into the origins of some of Ana’s comedic personas while also touching on the importance of finding one’s people; the strange magic of conjuring truth; and the endless allure of making awesome stuff in Photoshop. Plus a bonus audio character snapshot from New York comedian and actor Jamie Aderski. This episode coincides with the release of IFC’s Boy Band, featuring Ana and a host of other familiar Dale Radio guests. Visit for full episodes.

Ana runs a weekly, ever-changing show at Over the Eight Bar in Williamsburg, so be sure and check that out. You can find out more about that show or other Fabrega endeavors at Ana’s website, For more on Jamie Aderski and where to see her perform, visit her website

Be sure and get tickets to Dale & Co.’s annual celebration of spring and all things Welk with the big Wunnerful Wunnerful production at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. Tickets are available now, but will probably go fast. So pick some up today!


Dale Radio Season 8: Small World


Dale files a solo report from his tiny world detailing some recent ups and downs of his career and emotional state. From deep in the night over a slowly-sipped single-malt scotch, your teal-suited host shares his difficulties in convincing a new neighbor to give up the smokes; reviews the best rides at Disneyland; and raises a warm cup of maple syrup in celebration of women everywhere. Oh, and Dale landed a sweet new side-job! Tune in to find out what it is!

Next live show is Wunnerful Wunnerful: A Retro Variety Show at Joe’s Pub Sunday, April 10th at 9:30pm. Tickets are available in advance via the Joe’s Pub website for just $20.


Dale Radio Season 8: Molly Austin


Dale channels the mystical energies of comedy and fashion for a conversation with New York-based comedian Molly Austin. Dale and Molly discuss growing up in old homes, spending time alone in graveyards, overcoming fears, and betting it all on a new haircut. On March 3, Molly and her collaborating partner Shamika Martinez, debut as the music video stars of the brand new show Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack on the TruTV network, guest starring Alec Baldwin and other greats. Tune in!

For more on Molly Austin, visit her website or go catch a standup set at one of our fine comedy clubs in New York City, including the ongoing series, Cats at Leftfield in Brooklyn. You can watch her new music video for Late Night Snack, entitled Shhhhh here or discover more fun with the duo of Austin Martinez on their YouTube Channel


Dale Radio Season 8: Live with Matt Besser, Kate Berlant, Cyrus Ghahremani, and Megan Rosenbloom


Dale performs some hot judo on the beach for this live edition of Deep Night with Dale direct from the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. In this special super-sized episode, Dale discusses death and comedy with Matt Besser (founding member of UCB, Improv for Humans); comedian Kate Berlant (Netflix Characters, Just for Laughs Festival); composer/musician Cyrus Ghahremani (Kroll Show, Another Period); and medical librarian Megan Rosenbloom (Death Salon founder). Dale and his guests consider forgotten stooges, unusual book binding practices, becoming immortal, gender-fluid gym teachers, and the healing power of crystals. Music throughout the show provided by dazzling DJ/comedian Nina Tarr (Super Deluxe, Basic Flowers). This episode is sponsored by Visit for your free 30-day trial and free audio book download. Live presentation made possible by the Hammer Museum UCLA.

For video of the evening visit the Hammer’s Programming archive online at Be sure and check out Dale’s guests and their many fine pursuits, on SeeSo, Netflix, Comedy Central, in LA and around the country. The next live show is happening Sunday, April 10th at 9:30 as Dale returns to Joe’s Pub in NYC for another celebration of all things Lawrence Welk with Wunnerful Wunnerful! More details and tickets available on the Joe’s Pub website.

Photo by Todd Cheney, courtesy of the Hammer Museum.