Deep Night Season 10: Jim Tews

Dale sketches out a fine conversation with comedian and cat lover, Jim Tews. Dale and Jim discover they had similar upbringings full of flea markets, marching bands, and questionable parenting choices involving vans. The two take a Deep Night dive into the finer points of Jim’s summer gig as a caricature artist at a Pennsylvania theme park. They also discuss Jim’s time spent guarding the Northern Border in Cleveland and talk through a recent project involving the founder of MyPillow. Jim shares what it was like to compete on Last Comic Standing and how he turned a cat blog into a best seller. Over the course of the episode Dale suggests some essential truths about his guest and they end with some thoughts on meditation and keeping in shape. Plus Dale sails into some new scholarship with a recently revealed item about those new-age-loving Vikings.

Comedian and writer Jim Tews is the creator of the New York Times Bestseller “Felines of New York.” He made his stand-up television debut on Last Comic Standing and was featured in an episode of Louie. Previously he was one of 2011’s New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal and has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, as well as SF Sketchfest. His recent comedy album “I Was In Band” debuted at #3 on the iTunes comedy charts. He performs regularly in New York at the Comedy Cellar, UCB, and many other venues around town.

Deep Night Season 10: Sudi Green

Dale discovers that a tiny nearby state holds some big scary secrets. He shudders with every revelation in this conversation with comedian and SNL writer, Sudi Green. Sudi talks about growing up in Newark, Delaware where tax-free shopping and murderous intentions go hand-in-hand. Sudi shares some stories about taunting teens on the dance floor, being drawn to characters that are a lot like her, and what not to wear for Halloween. There’s a lot of great comedy wisdom in this episode as Sudi talks about observing behaviors that make it into sketches and what happens when a performer breaks on stage. The two also spill the beans on the sexiest animals of all time and Dale invites you to try some of his home-made essential oils.

Sudi Green is a comedian living in Brooklyn and writer for Saturday Night Live. You can see her as the co-host of her sketch/variety show Theme Party. In 2015, Sudi was selected as a Just For Laughs New Face for characters. She is a proud member of sketch groups Pop Roulette, O.S.F.U.G. and alumni of HammerkatzNYU.

The next Deep Night with Dale Live is happening on Weds, November 15 when Dale will be joined by his guests, Lola Kirke, Kiley Lotz, Wanjiko Eke, and Sarah Lazarus. With music by Cornelius Loy. For tickets visit the Slipper Room website: http://www.slipperroom.com/event/1519644-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/.

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Dale Radio Season 8: Kate Scelsa

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Dale jumps onboard the stardom express in this conversation with author and performer Kate Scelsa. While talking about Kate’s new book, Fans of the Impossible Life, the two discover they have a great deal in common. Maybe that’s why they’re always up late faving each other’s tweets! Dale and Kate discuss fathers, parallel dimensions, hoarding tendencies, the trouble with teen vampires, writing from the margins, creaky but influential musicals, and the enduring greatness of enduring Gatsby.

Kate’s writing for theater has been presented at New York institutions Dixon Place, Galapagos, and the SoHo Playhouse. She has been a member of the Elevator Repair Service theater company since 2002, and spent most of 2004-2012 traveling the world performing “Gatz,” an eight hour long show that uses the entire text of The Great Gatsby.

You can purchase Kate’s book on Amazon or in many fine bookstores. Her website is katescelsa.com. Thanks also to Jenny Rubin and Shockwave for the contributions, and as always – the fine music of Steve O’Reilly. Remember to visit Dale’s sponsors, Audible and start your free audio book trial at audibletrial.com/daleradio.

Photo of Kate by Hunter Canning.

Dale Radio Season 7: Reformed Whores

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Dale goes in the backdoor (and up five flights of wooden stairs) to reach the comedy boudoir of musical duo, Reformed Whores. Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame welcome Dale to spread out on their spacious couch next to a sweet and slumbering pussy. The trio have a steamy exchange that covers slippery bathroom floors, wild late night calls, intimate meetings in Los Angeles, and the delicate exploration of one’s instrument. Listeners may need a shower and a smoke after this one!

Reformed Whores join Dale on April 11th at Joe’s Pub in NYC for Wunnerful Wunnerful!, a show that pays tribute to the magic and influence of the Lawrence Welk program. Tickets are $20 and some great seats are still available via the Joe’s Pub site, or on daleradio.com. The ladies will be playing live as part of the Bad Assery Women & Comedy Conference at the Bell House – with many friends of this program – in Brooklyn, so check listings for that. The Whores’ album Ladies Don’t Spit is available on itunes, or wherever you find great music and their second album will be out later this year.

Dale Radio Season 7: Jacqueline Novak

Photo by Phil Provencio.

Photo by Phil Provencio.

Dale shares some important notions of his own in this conversation with comedian and writer, Jacqueline Novak. Amidst a duo of curious cats poking at Dale’s buttons, Jacqueline and Dale talk rocky encounters with suggestive singing groups, dashed theatrical hopes, stimulating rides on Metro North, casting aside old blazers, and passing the turkey with Lena Dunham.

You can keep Jacqueline’s album in the number one position in all of our hearts, but purchasing Quality Notions on itunes. To see Jacqueline perform visit her site, jokesnovak.com or follow her on twitter @jacquelinenovak.

And get tickets to see Dale Radio Live on October 29th at The PIT, when he’ll be joined by Josh Gondelman, Janelle James, Amber Nelson, and Leslie Goshko! We’ll also have Steve O’Reilly making the musics. More info and online tix available here.

Summer Fun: Dale Radio Remixtastic

Dale lights up the night as the sun goes down!

August. Sucks. The only way to cool down is with some HOT JAMZ!!! Time for some late summer remixology courtesy of our friend, Steve O’Reilly. Enjoy! Get those woofers humping! “Friend of the Program, Friend of the Program!”

Dale Radio Season 4: Tanisha Christie

Tanisha. Making things happen.

Dale receives a hearty dose of inspiration in the form of a conversation with filmmaker and theater artist, Tanisha Christie. In addition to talking about her film, Walk With Me The Movie, the two discuss cat-itude, moisture in human bodies, and social transformation.

Please consider helping get this film seen by more audiences by checking out the website, WalkWithMeTheMovie.com. And by all means, come on out to the next Dale Radio Live! May 24th, at 8pm. Thanks for listening!