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: Wendi Starling

Dale brews some bathtub kombucha in preparation for a energizing conversation with comedian and fellow podcaster, Wendi Starling. Wendi is not known for holding back, so she and Dale get into some heavy business right from the get go. Suffering from allergies and recovering from a late night in a smoke-filled bar, Wendi traces her journey from hallucinatory, sleep deprived days growing up in Orange County to her current life pursuing comedy and other money making adventures in New York. The two talk candidly about being bi-polar, the ways podcasting has helped Wendi’s stage sets, and how sex work is similar to managing the cheese counter at Whole Foods. Dale talks about his early exposure to the female form and recounts a recent interaction with a weird looking rodent.

For more on Wendi – visit www.wendistarling.com or follow her on twitter @wendistarling. Tune into Wendi’s podcasts The Oldest Profession and Jammerz on Apple Podcasts or wherever you enjoy such things.

Deep Night Season 10: Melissa Stokoski

Dale tries to imagine what life would be like in a dystopian future where corn chip companies decide to manufacture quieter snack options for ladies – OH WAIT! That’s happening now. What a good time to produce a version of The Handmaid’s Tale for contemporary audiences, but with singing, loud lady singing! Well, that’s exactly what Dale’s guest comedian Melissa Stokoski is doing. In collaboration with comedian Marcia Belsky, Melissa is mounting The Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical. It’s happening at Union Hall this weekend and probably several more times in the coming weeks. Dale sat down with Melissa to talk about that project, but as often happens, the two discover several points of connection over the course of the conversation, which covers topics like: regional news personalities; how one becomes a holistic health coach; hateful Broadway musicals; and working as a tour guide for people who still can’t get enough of Sex and the City. A fine episode in the Deep Night with the very funny Melissa Stokoski. Plus Dale hypes his recent experiments with skincare. Deep Night? More like Moist Night!

Melissa hosts the long-running comedy showcase, Bitches Brew at Halyards Bar, in Gowanus every Friday Night. And tickets for The Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical are -whoops – SOLD OUT – but if you want to try to see out the next one – here’s the link with more info.

Photo of Melissa in original post by Mindy Tucker.

Deep Night Season 10: Live with Lola Kirke, Wanjiko Eke, Kiley Lotz, and Sarah Lazarus

Dale brines his bird in magic for this special pre-holiday episode recorded live at the Slipper Room in New York City. Dale starts things off with a welcoming incantation and then gets going with comedian Sarah Lazarus on the subjects of time travel and monuments to dead poultry. Kiley Lotz, who also performs under the name Petal, tells of her journey from coal country to the big city, while also sharing some details about her latest musical release. Comedy’s own Wanjiko Eke talks with Dale about some weird dungeons she’s been to and Dale invites her to pay a visit to one of his favorite places. Finally actor and musician Lola Kirke joins Dale for a talk about oboes, alleyways, Venice, and our favorite holiday parade inflatables. Plus music throughout on the theremin by the singular Cornelius Loy.

Linkage! For the latest album and tour dates from Lola or Kiley – visit https://www.lolakirkemusic.com/ or http://www.runforcoverrecords.com/artists/petal. Be sure to follow Wanjiko and Sarah on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WanjikoIAm and https://twitter.com/sarahclazarus ) for appearances on comedy stages near you!

It’s Thanksgiving, so enjoy day drinking with your family! Blame it on the turkey when you pass out on the couch. More to come in the rest of Season 10 of Deep Night with Dale. Thanks to our sponsors this week, Gowanus Souvenir Shop.

Photo in original post by Rebecca Greenfield.

Deep Night Season 10: Tim Barnes

Dale sort of wishes he was hosting a breezy morning talk show in this week’s episode of Deep Night, featuring comedian Tim Barnes. A great deal of this program is about physics, which is surprising because Dale is awful at physics and it’s always disappointing to him how much of life is guided by the old every action has a reaction thing. Is that physics? Dale still doesn’t know, but he does enjoy a lot of the actions of his guest, Tim Barnes who is getting a lot of great reactions from his audiences and podcast listeners. Tim shares some stories from the mean streets of Santa Barbara, identifies the best place to get pizza not-from-Chicago in Chicago, and explores the secret rhythms of terrific conversations. Plus Dale makes a phone call and offers some terrible coping strategies for loneliness. This week’s hashtag is gourdwife.

Be sure and visit Tim’s website https://timbarnescomedy.com/ for upcoming shows and potential new podcast releases or events.

The next Deep Night with Dale Live is happening on Weds, November 15 at 8pm at The Slipper Room in NYC. Dale’s guests will be Lola Kirke, Petal, Wanjiko Eke, and Sarah Lazarus. Music on the theremin from Cornelius Loy. Tickets are available now for $10: http://www.slipperroom.com/event/1519644-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/. SEE YOU IN THE DEEP NIGHT.

Deep Night Season 10: Greta Titelman

Dale embraces chance encounters and honors the strange forces behind the Deep Night and NYC street festivals, two powerful cosmic entities responsible for bringing him into contact with comedian Greta Titelman. The host of Personal Space on Bravo and a co-host of the Lady Lovin podcast, Greta has a great deal to offer in terms of relationships and lady issues, but also some insightful thoughts on grief, acceptance, and shutting down regrets. The two agree on a strict no hot sheets policy when it comes to lovers and reminisce about the second-hand joys of art school, weird ways to enjoy parts of EPCOT, and moments when rage is the exact right emotion. Dale dishes on some awkward thoughts about his recent college reunion and has a transcendent moment with a flying insect.

Greta’s Bat Mitzvah is happening as part of the upcoming edition of the New York Comedy Festival. Tickets and information about that event can be found here: http://nycomedyfestival.com/event/greta-titelmans-bat-mitzvah/. To watch episodes of Personal Space, visit the Bravo site. And subscribe to Lady Lovin on their website or download directly via itunes!

For information about donating to aid those affected by the fires in Northern California, visit Redwood Community Fund https://rcu-community-fund.squarespace.com/donate/.

Photos of Greta used in original post and slider by Vanessa Granda.

Deep Night Season 9: Farah Brook

Dale gazes into the swirling mists of his crystal ball, but not even that most reliable method of seeing into the future could predict the enjoyment Dale finds in this conversation with comedian, Farah Brook. Psychic Hotline $1/Min is Farah’s new podcast and it features Farah and her guests phoning in to psychic call centers around the country, seeking genuine responses to whatever is troubling them. Ultimately Farah ends up discovering a great deal about the person on the other end of the line, gaining insight into the life choices that lead to one pursuing their gifts as a medium, and what it’s like to field calls all day from people in need. Dale discusses his own misguided call to a psychic hotline back when he was in college and what a financial trap he found himself in. Dale and Farah also talk about ghosts, strange happenings, broken engagements, and how podcasting might also lend comfort to those in distress.

To subscribe to Farah’s podcast visit itunes and download the latest episodes. Or visit www.farahbrook.com. The next live episode of Deep Night is happening on Weds, May 10th with Maeve Higgins, Jason Zinoman, and Ike Ufomadu. For tickets and info on that show visit: http://www.slipperroom.com/event/1408668-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/.