Category: Podcast Episodes

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:


Deep Night Season 9: Joe Rumrill


Dale plans a bright future with comedian and writer Joe Rumrill. Dale and Joe meet in a special solstice tent to talk about the many sides of Daffy Duck, punk rock hideouts in Connecticut, schemes for getting your own parade float, and what it means to find one’s place in New York City. Joe’s history with music and good-natured mischief informs his comedy style, as does his love of slightly deranged characters and surreal television moments. Joe reads from his own distorted version of Twas the Night Before Christmas, which is sure to delight and surprise children of all ages. Dale also shares what happens at the annual Gowanus Holiday Gathering, and sends warm wishes to his listeners in advance of the new year.

Follow Joe on twitter @2tonbug or find him performing at Fresh Perspectives, The Special Without Brett Davis, or Cartoon Monsoon with Mary Houlihan. And if anyone has any connections with Windsor, CT marching band, please drop us a line. We need to get Joe in the Macy’s Day Parade!

Photo in original post by Mindy Tucker.


Deep Night Season 9: Department of Energy


Dale traverses a long footbridge of transformation in this solo episode, which finds Dale trying to make sense of his place in the world. Surprised by an early solstice gift from his wife Galinda, Dale buys a last minute ticket to Laramie to spend time on the energy ranch of famed personal healer, Lon Rooney. Dale lets his mind wander during the two-day retreat and he finds new meaning in a passing tumbleweed, sad pasta eaten by airline attendants, long trains, and the silence of the holidays spent in an empty Arby’s restaurant. He’s also deeply troubled by the recent revelation that the election of Tugger Fermoil may have been rigged and wonders openly about some issues in his marriage. Join Dale as he battles the distraction of endless super moons and welcomes you to the clarity that can only be attained with a visit to the Deep Night.


Deep Night Season 9: Mo Fry Pasic


Dale keeps it “hundo” in this conversation with Brooklyn-based comedian Mo Fry Pasic. Dale traces Mo’s artistic journey, from her days as a high school volleyball star in Madison, Wisconsin to her life today as a stand up and comedic performer. Embracing her inner goofiness and with a love of weirdness, Mo’s managed to claim her own unique space in comedy and hone a strong, funny voice onstage and online. The discussion finds Dale and Mo covering a lot of ground including her VIP status at Sephora; her world famous cat impressions; good smelling hair products of the 1990s, and a growing sense of urgency around activism. The two also reminisce about small spaces for experimentation that are no more, including the soon-to-be-shuttered Over the Eight bar in Williamsburg and Dale shares one of his favorite wedding gags. Plus find out where to get a great Christmas tree in New York City when Dale and his wife Galinda go hunting for evergreens.

Save the date! Weds February 22nd, Dale is once again LIVE FROM THE DEEP NIGHT at the Slipper Room in NYC. 8pm show with Dale’s guests Michelle Buteau, Vinny DePonto, Sandy Honig, and more! Mind reading, conjuring, and comedy! All Dale’s favorite things with this stellar lineup. If you’re in SF be sure and see us live at Piano Fight – on Saturday, January 21st at 4:30pm for a FREE show with Allie Goertz, Irene Tu, and Phil Ross! Details via

Photo in original post by Bruce Smith.


Deep Night Season 9: Live with Michael Kupperman, Kyle Ayers, Shalewa Sharpe and Glockabelle


Dale counts his many, many blessings during this generously-portioned, live Thanksgiving Eve edition of the program. From the world famous Slipper Room in NYC, Dale offers some thoughts on the bones in our bodies and shares the best way to prepare river meats for your next Gowanus-inspired holiday meal. As the Deep Night rolls on, Dale welcomes comedian Shalewa Sharpe for some tales about cookie trays and misguided balloon choices; comedian Kyle Ayers gets a surprise tarot reading and makes Dale uncomfortable with some sex talk; and then graphic novelist and great comedy mind Michael Kupperman talks terrible heroes, kid wizards, and stolen banisters. Featuring energizing music by the amazing Glockabelle and a bit of impressive character work from the entire group as Dale insists on another foray into the world of Deep Night Theater. On this episode: Handsome Gordon and the Space Explorers!

For more on Glockabelle’s touring schedule and where to purchase her EP, Wolf BBQ, visit Shalewa’s comedy album, Stay Eating Cookies, can be found on itunes. Kyle Ayers is taping a half hour at Union Hall on Dec. 1, but you can also visit his website for any other upcoming show info, Michael Kupperman’s internet portal is located aptly enough at and Dale encourages you to pick up any one of his fine books either through online outlets or at your local book merchant.

The next Deep Night live is on Weds January 11th, when Dale’s guests at the Slipper Room will be comedy superstar Michelle Buteau, mindreader Vinny DePonto, and others with a special conjuring with Sandy Honig of the Three Busy Debras.

Photo in post by John Huntington.