Deep Night Season 10: Live from SF Sketchfest with Michelle Buteau, Becky Braunstein, and Astral Projection Radio

Dale sounds his personal fog horns, and sends out a mighty call throughout the hills and valleys of San Francisco to alert its residents of his arrival, for a fifth appearance at SF Sketchfest. Flying out via mystic portal by way of Delta’s Economy Plus, Dale is joined on the Piano Fight stage by comedian and actor Michelle Buteau; comedian Becky Braunstein, and Shewolfe & Beatrix, the hosts of the popular occult internet broadcast, Astral Projection Radio Hour. Dale enlightens the audience as to the true source of a crystal’s power, while showing off a succulent he bought in Japantown and a tiny owl sculpture purchased from a giftshop carved into an ancient redwood. Dale and his guests get into some pretty explicit conversations right from the get-go in an episode that finds Dale also revealing his breakfast ayahuasca routine, visits to Target stores in strange cities, fending off wildlife in Alaska, and what to pack in one’s end-of-life kit. Music provided by Yea-Ming and The Rumours, whose new single Baby Blue, is out now. Thanks to everyone who came out for a packed house and to the always fabulous organizers of SF Sketchfest.

Be sure to tune into Astral Projection Radio over on Bff.fm, where you can listen to the entire past archive of witchy-sounds and thoughts about death rituals. Download and follow Yea-Ming and The Rumours on Bandcamp. Michelle and Becky are probably doing a show right now – so go find em and support your local comedy festivals.

Photo in original post and on the past shows photo page by Melissa Dale Neal.

Deep Night Casts Its Spell on San Francisco!

LADY WIZARDS AND GIFTED MAGICK USERS! Dale’s opening up his portal to travel across the country to his old home of San Francisco for his fifth appearance at the venerable SF Sketchfest. And he is desperate to see you! The show is happening at the witching hour, 5:30pm – that special time between day and later in the day. He’ll be presenting a wonderful live episode of the program in a cozy venue in the city’s glamorous Tenderloin district. While he doesn’t recommend visiting the bodega on the corner, he does suggest coming to the show – Saturday, January 13th, at 5:30pm at Piano Fight, 144 Taylor St. Not only will Dale be there in all his mystical glory (meaning a fresh turtleneck) – but he’ll be visited by a talented group of comedians and occult investigators including superstar Michelle Buteau (Two Dope Queens, Key & Peele); Shewolfe and Beatrix, the hosts of the popular occult broadcast, Astral Projection Radio Hour (Bff.fm); and rising comedic powerhouse, Becky Braunstein (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Festival). Plus we’ll have music from the Bay Area’s own Yea-Ming and The Rumours! Best of all – the show is FREE – but RSVPs are encouraged. You can do that here: https://sfsketchfest2018.sched.com/event/CzHL.

In advance of the show – we’re offering a chance to get to know Dale’s Deep Night SF guests – with some brief video clips of their work in the comedy and radio and television realms. Please enjoy, then charge your crystals and get to Piano Fight for Deep Night with Dale Live at SF Sketchfest.

Michelle Buteau handles this talk show host pretty well, let’s see how she does when she returns to sit with Dale! Confession, Dale bought Harry’s albums through Columbia House and enjoyed them!

Becky Braunstein hails from Alaska but now lives in comedy hotbed, Portland, Oregon. She and Dale did the Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans this past fall and had a terrific time of it. Get to know Becky in this comedy set:

Shewolfe and Beatrix are two witches who also host an internet radio program! HEY THAT SOUNDS FAMILIAR! They take on so many subjects that Dale is dying to find out more about from Ancient Egyptian curses to death rituals to cat magic! You can tune into their program here.

Astral Projection Radio Hour Stars

And hey now, it’s Yea-Ming and The Rumours! They’re going to be the Deep Night House Band for the hour – complementing the evening with their distinctive sound! Get into it!

Deep Night Season 10: Solstice Special

Dale rolls out the welcome yoga mats and fills an antler mug full of cheer as he invites you to is annual pagan celebration of endless darkness in this special solo episode. Yes, it’s time for a trip to the outermost reaches of the Deep Night for A Very Seever Solstice Special. Dale shares some holiday recipes that are sure to make you forget how your body works; channels himself inside a spider bachelor who may or may not be plotting the end of human existence; and offers a guided meditation through one the bourbon-soaked back alleyways of New Orleans. Alight your altars and don your ceremonial podcast listening robes, this night is DEEP!

Dale wishes you a beautiful time of renewal and a very happy holiday ritual. He and Galinda both are sending paper balloons full of fire up into the heavens in your honor, with the hope that you will have a wonderful New Year and that you will consider rating and reviewing this show on Apple Podcasts. Dale and Co. will be taking a couple of weeks off to recover from his eggnog recipe, but will return in the dawn of the new age with brand new live shows in SF and NY in January. Check the listings and this website for shows at SF Sketchfest and The Slipper Room. Lots of great guests, big laughs, and a male witch playing a theremin. The Deep Night has it all! Thanks for your support!

Deep Night Season 10: Julia Wertz

Dale takes a break from his elaborate solstice preparations for a conversation with cartoonist and graphic novelist, Julia Wertz. Dale invites Julia to talk about her new book, Tenements, Towers, and Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City, which is an extraordinary, eclectic, ambitious work full of beautiful drawings of New York as it once was and as it appears in the present day. Like Dale, Julia enjoys a good historical tangent, and the book contains numerous insightful digressions into the personalities and peculiarities that continue to shape modern city life. Having a touch of seasonal sadness this time of year, Dale maybe picks up on maybe too much emptiness in some of Julia’s work, but the two have a fine conversation about spending time alone and growing up among the strange architecture in old buildings. Plus a deep dive into the ancient messages of hot springs, an update on the wildfires, and Dale recounts his first visit to Manhattan.

To purchase Julia’s latest book, Tenements, Towers, and Trash – visit a fine bookstore in your neighborhood before it becomes a New York Sports Club, or order online and watch your mailperson wince as they carry it up the steps. Julia is also selling original pages from the book and they are amazing and beautiful and you should get one. Lots of great gift ideas here in the Deep Night Holiday nook! Visit Julia’s website www.juliawertz.com for more.

Deep Night Season 10: Anna Roisman

Dale hums the Channel 6 Action News song to himself as he washes his crystals, so it’s no surprise that he geeks out on all things Philly-suburbs with his guest, and fellow Pennsylvanian, Anna Roisman. A talented comedian, singer, producer, and budding mogul on Facebook Live, Anna discusses her success in transforming a sudden termination of employment into a platform for an innovative talk show she can host in her pajamas. Dale also likes comfortable slacks he can wear anytime of day so he’s very intrigued. Like Dale, Anna is a natural when it comes to hosting. She honed those skills while working the front desk at financial companies and fancy steakhouses downtown. Drawing on that experience, Anna tells Dale how to properly tip his way into a better table and how much cash he should be willing to fold into a handshake. She also lends insight some of what women have to put up with in comedy and shares some fond memories of performing in the soon-to-close UCB space in Chelsea. Oh, and Dale has a few ideas on how to improve this whole holiday season thing. As a bonus this episode has a shocking relative-reveal twist at the end!

Dale’s hitting SF Sketchfest in January! Save the date: January 13, 5:30pm at Piano Fight. Deep Night returns live to San Francisco with Kulap Vilaysack, Becky Braunstein, and the witches from Astral Projection Radio. Plus music from Yea-Ming and The Rumours! Free show but make your reservations today!

Deep Night Season 10: Alison Becker

Dale travels via Economy Comfort Portal to pay a visit to actor, writer, and comedian Alison Becker. Alison and Dale met in the wood-paneled confines of the Dub Room Studio on the Sunset Strip, for a talk about managing darkness, obsessing over routines, and her early days in the wild weird woods of New Jersey. Having survived afternoons unattended at the notoriously dangerous Action Park, Alison fell in love with improv at college, then moved to New York and started working with UCB right as they were launching. Now in LA, she’s had a steady career in comedy, making the transition from shows in grocery store basements to major roles on television and commercials. Alison has a lot of great tips on what to wear on your next audition, which is why Dale went out and bought thirty more turtlenecks just to get it right. Dale can’t resist asking Alison about her role on Parks & Recreation and gets the inside scoop on the media landscape of Pawnee. Alison also has a comedic short film entitled Control, about mental illness and depression, that’s out now on the festival circuit. Plus Dale tracks down his wife outside of Palm Springs and saves her from a dangerous entity.

Our thanks to engineer Paul Hollman for his work on this episode and of course, REGGIE the studio dog for being so cool with the broken stool. Alison can be found on instagram or twitter @thealisonbecker and is often appearing on TV shows and national commercials. Information about her film Control can be found at https://www.control-film.com/.

Want to experience the DEEP NIGHT in real time? Come see Deep Night with Dale Live at the Slipper Room on Weds, November 15th at 8pm. Dale’s guests will be Lola Kirke (Mozart in the Jungle), Petal (musician Kiley Lotz), and comedians Wanjiko Eke & Sarah Lazarus. They’re all amazing and Cornelius Loy will be there playing the magical energies of the theremin. Tickets available now via this site: https://www.slipperroom.com/event/1519644-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/. See you there! After that, Dale heads to New Orleans for the Hell Yes Fest! Late night shows, packed with comedy in the Big Easy! Dale’s drinking a Sazerac right now in anticipation!

Photo of Alison in original post taken by Jared Beasley.

Who Will Join Dale in the Deep Night 11/15?

Dale invites you to step through the portal once more to join a brand new live episode of Deep Night with Dale. On Weds, November 15th, Dale returns to the glittering stage of the world famous Slipper Room in New York City. At 8pm, all energies converge for a conversation about the dark art of comedy with an otherworldly lineup of comedic and musical talents.

Dale is joined by actor and musician Lola Kirke (Mozart in the Jungle, Mistress America); musician named in the NY Times as one of the people making the best rock music today, Kiley Lotz, aka Petal (Run for Cover Records); comedian Wanjiko Eke (Cinderblock Comedy Festival, Witch Hunt); and comedian Sarah Lazarus (Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival). And of course the entire evening is scored by the fantastic cosmic sounds of Cornelius Loy on the theremin.

Get tickets now via this link and experience true joy:
https://www.slipperroom.com/event/1519644-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/
But first – get to know Dale’s Deep Night guests with a few video clips below.

Here’s an intriguing peek into the interior spaces that musician and actor Lola Kirke inhabits. Dale has a lot of broken objects in his house, too.

As a bonus – here’s a video for one of Lola’s songs starring and directed by Jemima Kirke (who also happens to be her sister AND one of Dale’s neighbors).

Kiley Lotz performs alone and with others under the name, Petal. Here’s an official music video for the track Heaven.

A funny recent set from comedian Wanjiko Eke at the Cobra Club.

And there’s literally too much funny stuff to capture from the brilliant Sarah Lazarus, but this tweet feels right to Dale. Click for more from her twitter timeline.

My goodness, want to hear a bit of what you’re in for with a theremin as our house band? Here’s a clip of the amazing Cornelius Loy playing a signature tune! It’s just energy!!