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: 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.

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 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: SEE YOU IN THE DEEP NIGHT.

Deep Night Season 10: Jackie Kashian

Dale opens up the portals within and resumes his study of the dark arts for a brand-new, tenth season of Deep Night with Dale. On this first episode, Dale talks with comedian Jackie Kashian, who was in town from Los Angeles to do some shows and spend some time visiting New York. It was a real honor for Dale, as Jackie is a terrific stand-up and the host of her own long-running podcast, The Dork Forest. With fellow comedian Laurie Kilmartin, she is the co-host of the Jackie and Laurie Show podcast, on the Nerdist Network. From the Deep Night, aka the Jackie and Dale Show, the two have a conversation inspired by a close listen of Jackie’s new album, I Am Not The Hero of This Story (available on itunes). While trying to stay on track, the two digress wildly to cover important topics like: tiny lil’ Jack Reacher, Mill Valley therapists, awkward marriage proposals, and sadness in a megachurch. The episode also includes a personalized horoscope for a listener and the Deep Night lucky numbers.

Visit Jackie Kashian’s website for more on Jackie and her many stints around the country (including some on a boat). Her comedy albums are available through itunes and her podcasts, along with her numerous podcast appearances, can be listened to via Apple Podcasts.

This episode features the new take on the DEEP NIGHT theme by Zach Gabbard and music throughout from the talented roster at Howler Hills Farm. Plus a couple of groovy sound effects we totally paid for. Season 10 podcast icon drawn by Kristen Wroten. Photos of Dale used to promote the podcast and live shows by Sandy Honig. This episode was recorded at Harvestworks in NYC.

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: Jes Tom

Dale skitters over the icy sidewalks of New York for another visit to the Deep Night studios. Once there, he meets up with talented comedian, Jes Tom. Dale and Jes share a love of San Francisco and both have spent afternoons in that city under a cold gray blanket of fog wondering about their capacity to love. Dale discovers his inner cyborg and the two take on the incredibly problematic practice of cinematic whitewashing in Hollywood. The two also talk about comedic trajectories, letting the air out of progressive bubbles, stage combat of a different sort, and killing it onstage in front of a giant, somewhat ominous video projection.

Jes Tom has performed in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as at colleges and conferences spanning the frigid American northeast. Jes tells jokes in venues of all sorts, from hipster bar basements to historic performance spaces such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets Café, The Town Hall, and The Friar’s Club. Jes debuted their first full length solo show, FRESH OFF THE BANANA BOAT, to a sold out audience at Dixon Place’s HOT! Festival in 2014. Jes developed & performed a satirical performance piece titled JOKE’S ON YOU as a featured artist of La MaMa’s SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance curated by Dan Fishback in January 2016. Jes’ first 30 minute comedy special, Cold Brew, was recorded live in August 2016 at Astoria’s QED: A Place to Show and Tell. For an amazing evening of comedy featuring Jes and a lot of other great comedians, get to the Brooklyn Museum on March 23rd for The Brooklyn Comedy Marathon. Information up on the Brooklyn Museum site,

Next DEEP NIGHT Live is happening on Wednesday, March 22nd at 8pm at The Slipper Room in NYC. A terrific lineup of comedians, artists, and writers will join Dale as he continues his year of mystical thinking. Deep Night guests include Hadiyah Robinson, Maggie Serota, Alex English, and photographer Shannon Taggart. Plus music from Cornelius Loy. Tickets are $12/10 and available at the door or online.

Deep Night Season 9: Marie Faustin

Dale trudges through the emotional and literal gloom of post-election dismay in NYC and finds a pulsing spark of hope in his conversation with comedian, YouTube star, and radio host, Marie Faustin. Marie is the first person Dale’s encounters after a sleepless night watching the results come in and they discuss their immediate reaction to what’s just been decided for the country. The two brighten things up considerably by tracing Marie’s path to comedy, including her childhood in NY, long hours spent in Haitian church services, carefully packaged food, stolen lotions, and a constant refrain of people telling her, “Hey you’re funny, you should be a comedian!” Plus, Dale learns a lot about hair! Dale ends up inspired by Marie and her work and feels ever so slightly better about where things are headed.

Tune in to Marie’s radio program Tall Tales in the Big City, Thursdays from 7-8pm on 99.5FM (or Marie is a comedian and storyteller who has been featured in GQ Magazine, MTV, Refinery29, EliteDaily and a variety of other digital platforms. She co-hosts The Warm Up, a monthly show at Karma Lounge in NYC at 8pm on the second Saturday of every month. She is also the co-host of Oxygen’s Very Real Talk and performs all over the city weekly.

The next live Deep Night is happening at The Slipper Room, Weds November 23, at 8pm with doors at 7pm. Tickets available in advance or at the door. Joining Dale will be Michael Kupperman, Kyle Ayers, and Shalewa Sharpe with music by the wonderful Glockabelle.