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 or Be sure to follow Wanjiko and Sarah on Twitter ( and ) 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.

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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:
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!!

Deep Night Season 9: Live with Janine Brito, Joanna Rothkopf, Jamilah King, and Lily Herman

Dale celebrates the end of another season with a special all-politics edition of the program, co-presented with B.L.O.W. (Brooklyn Ladies of Winning the Vote). Recorded live at the Slipper Room in New York City before a packed house, Dale tries to understand what’s going on in Washington, DC and what it means for the rest of us. To help him along, Dale assembles an all-star panel of writers and comedians who follow, report on, and provide context for the current administration and the strange times we live in. Comedian Janine Brito; Managing Editor of Jezebel, Joanna Rothkopf; Senior Staff Writer for, Jamilah King; and Teen Vogue’s Lily Herman join Dale for a lively and timely discussion about culture, feminism, resistance, and college pizza. With music throughout by thereminst, Cornelius Loy. The event benefits Brand New Congress, which aims to put progressive, non-party-machine candidates forward for public office. For more on Brand New Congress visit their website Look for the tenth season of Deep Night to begin in September, 2018.

Thanks to all for a great season and to everyone who has tuned in or come out to the live shows to lend your support. Special thanks to B.L.O.W. for making this live season finale, such a memorable and exciting one.

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Deep Night Season 9: Live with Maeve Higgins, Jason Zinoman, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, and Amy Zimmer

Dale tunes into the strange frequencies that make late night talk shows so compelling on this special live episode of Deep Night, recorded at the Slipper Room in NYC. The garrulous guru of gab begins the evening with a conjuring thanks to ancient instructions sent via the all-seeing Zardulu. Spooked by his own powers, he ends up summoning comedian Amy Zimmer who demonstrates her own considerable mystic abilities that quite simply have to be seen to be believed. Dale then speaks with the New York Times comedy critic, Jason Zinoman, whose new book Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night, is a terrific look back through the influential years of the Late Night with David Letterman program and a guide to its enduring comedic legacy. Rising comedian and late night impresario Ike Ufomadu drops in for some deep night thoughts about his unique approach to hosting and some of the theatrical essentials of late night TV. Comedian, writer, and all around delight Maeve Higgins joins the group to dish on the high-flying life of a podcast host and share some of the things she’s learned about American history, ancestry, and more. This Deep Night episode also features music on the theremin by Cornelius Loy.

To buy Jason’s book Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night visit your local bookstore, or choose convenience and make your purchase at a reputable online resource like this one. Catch Ike Ufomadu at Joe’s Pub or elsewhere around town by staying up to date with his appearances via his website Maeve Higgins hosts the fabulous podcast Maeve in America: Immigration in Real Life and co-hosts Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Find both on itunes or whatever podcast platform is best for you. Amy Zimmer performs regularly throughout NYC, but you can follow her on Twitter @oneamyzimmer.

NEXT LIVE SHOW! Deep Night with Dale: Political Edition, Wednesday, June 21st 8pm at The Slipper Room. A benefit for Brand New Congress, organized by BLOW (Brooklyn Ladies of Winning the Vote).

Photo in original post by John Huntington.

Who Will Join Dale in the Deep Night 5/10?

The ninth wondrous season of the program has almost reached its end, and we’re celebrating with another live edition of the program at the world famous Slipper Room in NYC. On Weds, May 10th at 8pm, Dale will explore the legacy of late night TV and the challenges of hosting a successful talk show in this discussion with critic and New York Times columnist, Jason Zinoman. Jason’s new book, Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night is essential reading for anyone who grew up on or was influenced by the former weatherman from Indiana and his Stupid Pet Tricks, Monkey Cam, and Larry “Bud” Melman. One performer exploring the tropes and format of late night tv is comedian Ike Ufomadu, currently in residence at Joe’s Pub with his show, Nightcap. Dale welcomes Ike to talk about his personal relationship to giants like Carson, Paar, and Sajak. We’ll also explore the international perspective on the host position with podcasting superstar and all-around amazing comedian, Maeve Higgins. Maeve’s show Maeve In America is a timely and hilarious glimpse into immigration, comedy, and living in New York. Plus, thrill to the sounds of the magical theremin as played by the brilliant Cornelius Loy. Below are some video and audio clips of our guests so you can get to know them in advance of the big night.

But first, here’s the info you’ll need to attend:
Deep Night Live with Jason Zinoman, Maeve Higgins, and Ike Ufomadu.
With music on the theremin by Cornelius Loy
Wednesday, May 10th, 8pm Show/Doors at 7pm

The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street between Stanton and Rivington St
Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door $25 VIP Seating Available


First up, Jason Zinoman recently sat down with fellow podcaster, and someone who has turned down Dale plenty of times, Marc Maron on his popular program, WTF. This was a double-bill with Hank Azaria, who is also very funny, but skip ahead to Jason’s bit and you’ll hear about his life, and a little bit about his long-standing fascination with the Late Night with David Letterman program. Marc’s interview with Jason starts around the 30 min mark.

Maybe you’ve seen her on Inside Amy Schumer, or a live version of the hit podcast Star Talk with Eugene Mirman and Neil deGrasse Tyson, or performing stand up around the world at festivals and comedy events. She’s a global phenomenon. So many people have compared Dale to Garrison Keillor over the years, that it seems only fitting to include a video clip of Maeve on the Keillor-less Prairie Home Companion. It’s like late night tv for older people. In that it happens on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, right before supper.

Ike Ufomadu has been reinterpreting and reinventing the late night format for the last few years. He’s been in residence at Joe’s Pub with Ike at Night, his take on a late night broadcast. On this episode, Ike discusses his thoughts on Letterman retiring, and has some fun imagining a replacement.

And because who doesn’t love a shirtless theremin player, here’s Cornelius Loy making music out of energy waves. This show has it all, folks!

Deep Night Season 9: Live with Hadiyah Robinson, Maggie Serota, Alex English, and Shannon Taggart

Dale appears mysteriously in all your family photos in order to send this special message from the Deep Night. Recorded before an enthusiastic crowd at the Slipper Room in New York City, this live episode explores the fascinating world of American Spiritualism and its various rituals with a lineup of illustrious and learned guests. The evening begins with Dale describing his personal vision of the Deep Night, then Dale welcomes researcher and photographer Shannon Taggart for an overview of spirit photography and seances. Like a spoon bent with your mind, the conversation tightens around itself as Dale also invites comedian Alex English, writer Maggie Serota, and comedy superstar Hadiyah Robinson to the padded chairs. Through the lens of ghostly visitors and impending death, the discussion veers off in many unexpected directions to include such subjects as sleep paralysis, the Philly Phanatic, floating Ouija boards, New Edition, and the hidden history of Detroit. Ethereal and appropriate music throughout the evening provided by Cornelius Loy on the theremin.

To support the publication of Shannon Taggart’s book, SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm visit . To tune into Hadiyah Robinson’s Black A$$ podcast, find it on itunes or via her site Alex English can be found performing stand up all over NYC. Read more from Maggie Serota on twitter or via Death and Taxes Magazine. Cornelius Loy will be performing, along with many other fine theremin players as part of the Theremin Society’s Sunday Theremin Soiree, April 9 at the Slipper Room. Tickets and information for that show are available here:

The next Deep Night live show is May 10th at the Slipper Room with another fantastic lineup of guests! Stay attuned!

Oh, and if you enjoyed this episode, might we also suggest taking a listen to Dale’s conversation with Colin Dickey, author of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places.

Photo in original post by John Huntington.

Deep Night Season 9: Live with Rachel Chavkin, Dan Kennedy, and Rosebud Baker

Dale summons a fantastic hour of entertainment to kick off his first live show of the season. Newly remarried and awakened to his gifts as an energy reader, Dale welcomes a stellar lineup to talk about lost loves, tiny wizards, and the power of astrology. Dale is joined by theater director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812); writer and storyteller Dan Kennedy (The MOTH); and comedian Rosebud Baker (SeeSo). Through a special conjuring session performer James Habacker, the founder of the Slipper Room, appears to talk about his new film, The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man and the ethereal sounds of the theremin are provided by virtuoso Cornelius Loy. The entire ensemble pays tribute to Julee Cruise and Twin Peaks with a brief scene from that acclaimed television series.

Dale encourages you to follow the work of all of his Deep Night guests. Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, directed by Rachel Chavkin opens for previews at the Imperial Theater on Broadway on October 18th. The show also features past guests and friends of the program, Grace McLean and Ashley Perez Flanagan. Dan Kennedy always has something great in the works and you can find him hosting a MOTH event or podcast or writing up a new book of sad recipes for the lovesick among us. And Rosebud Baker is a co-host of the regular Netflix Campfire Podcast. Cornelius Loy performs regularly around New York City – so be sure and track him down.

Photo in original post by John Huntington.