Deep Night Season 10: Live with Kate Willett and Friends Who Folk

Dale strums his psychic banjo and summons almost everyone he thought would appear for another live edition of the program. This show is a lesson in sometimes things don’t go as planned and also sometimes people cancel as the show is happening. It’s all part of the unbridled Deep Night experience. This magical realm is full of surprises and this night is no different. Luckily, Dale is aided throughout the evening by his exceptionally talented guests, comedian Kate Willett (Netflix, Comedy Central) and Friends Who Folk (Ars Nova, The New Yorker). Kate and Dale pull an especially bad tarot card which may have been a kind signal that things were going to go in a new direction. They also talk about living in polyamorous communes and bad sex in tents, because of course they have that in common. Friends Who Folk offer not one, not two, but three amazing songs, as the show hurdles toward its conclusion. The duo, comprised of Rachel Wenitsky (Reductress) and Ned Riseley (Six Degress of Separation) also share some of their thoughts about the modern folk scene and the things that go wrong when you drink from a gourd. Plus – listen for the big reveal of Dale’s bedazzled turtleneck. And special thanks to our sponsors, The Gowanus Souvenir Shop.

Kate Willett just landed a 15 minute comedy special on Netflix, so catch her around town or on tour as she hones her material for that. Friends Who Folk perform regularly in NY and have recently launched their own website https://www.friendswhofolk.com/ with info and touring dates. Thanks to all who came out to The Slipper Room for another cleansing dip in the vast and unpredictable, Deep Night.

Photo in original post by Rebecca Greenfield. For a full set of photos from the live show click here.

Who Will Join Dale in the Deep Night 1/17?

Completing his back to back, coast to coast appearances, Dale invites you to step through that mighty portal once more and join him for a live NYC episode of Deep Night with Dale. On Weds, January 17th, Dale returns to the glittering stage of the world famous Slipper Room and 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 comedian Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show, Conan); Kate Willett (Flophouse, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac); and comedic musical duo,Friends Who Folk (Rachel Wenitsky & Ned Riseley). Plus the entire evening is scored by the fantastic cosmic sounds of Cornelius Loy on the theremin.

Deep Night details:
Weds, January 17th 8pm/Doors at 7pm
$12/10 Tickets, The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Entrance on Stanton

Hour long show – with plenty of drinks in an amazing space

Get tickets now via this link and experience true joy:
https://www.slipperroom.com/event/1615030-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/
But first – get to know Dale’s Deep Night guests with a few video clips below.

Dulcé Sloan is a phenomenal comedian and has appeared on so many shows including her new gig on The Daily Show. Check out this set from Conan:

Kate Willett is someone Dale’s wanted to talk with for a long time. Now that she’s in NY – it can happen! Here’s Kate talking about her experience at Burning Man, which didn’t quite go as planned.

And Friends Who Folk (Rachel Wenitsky & Ned Riseley) are doing their musical thing and it makes ole Dale a little misty for his time snapping his fingers at smoke-filled coffee houses in the East Village. (That never happened, but don’t tell him that. How old is he?)

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: 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: Live with Melinda Taub, Kristen Bartlett, Rae Sanni, and Matt Rogers

Dale glides effortlessly through the inter-dimensional gateways once more, to bring you a special live episode direct from the Deep Night. Recorded in front of a mostly awake audience at The Slipper Room in New York City, Dale welcomes the tenth season of the program in style with leading comedians and writers from some of TV and podcasting’s biggest hits.

From the Las Culturistas podcast, actor and comedian Matt Rogers joins Dale, beer in hand, ready to woo Brooke Shields at a later engagement. We find out Matt loves Star Wars but isn’t wild about his Calvin Klein jeans. From The President Show, comedian Rae Sanni talks about writing for that program, and she and Dale try to solve one of life’s greatest mysteries. Writer Kristen Bartlett works for Saturday Night Live, but we mostly talk about other stuff, like the Emmy Awards (which might be a scam), and Who’s Who in American High Schools (which is definitely a scam), and her time working for Garrison Keillor on Prairie Home Companion. And finally comedian Melinda Taub, writer for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee talks about her own Emmy experience and the challenges of keeping up appearances in rented gowns. Plus some talk of rituals, things we bury in backyards, and Dale’s sagging efforts to get people to buy his essential oils. With cosmic musical accompaniment from the one and only Cornelius Loy on the theremin.

Next live show is Weds, November 15th at the Slipper Room. Save the date!

Who Will Join Dale in the Deep Night 3/22?

Friends! It’s…spring? Sort of? Well, it’s always a comfortable spring-like 72 degrees in the DEEP NIGHT! Put on a windbreaker and join us on Wednesday, March 22nd at 8pm at the Slipper Room in NYC as we journey to the DEEP NIGHT once more with another exceptional live presentation. Dale’s prepared his vessel for a fine evening, one that will begin with a visit from noted researcher and photographer Shannon Taggart. Shannon knows an awful lot about seances and mediums and conjuring, so we’ll see how far Dale Seever is from the denizens of Lily Dale, New York, the town where Spiritualism first took hold in America. Then, assuming we’ve made contact with the other side, Dale welcomes comedians Hadiyah Robinson (The Nightly Show) and Alex English (Night Train) along with journalist Maggie Serota (Death & Taxes) for an exploration of the strange goings on in this and other realms. Plus ethereal music from theremin master, Cornelius Loy! We’re conjuring a wonderful show for you to enjoy. Tickets are $10/12 and better if you get em in advance!

Below you’ll find some info about each of Dale’s Deep Night guests!

But first, here’s the info you’ll need to attend:
Deep Night Live with Hadiyah Robinson, Maggie Serota, Alex English, and Shannon Taggart
With music by Cornelius Loy
Wednesday, March 22nd, 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
http://www.slipperroom.com/event/1408667-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/

The hilarious Hadiyah Robinson talking about dating after a certain age! Dale has his toolbelt ready at all times!

Maggie Serota wrote about Philly sports fans for Rolling Stone. She writes about a lot of other things, too, for a great many publications, but Dale will always love her for her work with the Philly Phanatic.
Philly Fantastic
“Philly sports fans have a reputation. They’re loud. They’re drunk. They’re occasionally violent. It’s possible that a Philly sports fan might not even realize that a teen running out on the field mid-game until he’s tasered into submission by a security guard is unusual behavior until one leaves their hometown.” CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE.

Comedian Alex English, making his debut on Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and killing it.

Photographer and researcher Shannon Taggart has been investigating American Spiritualism and seances for more than sixteen years. She’s publishing a new book of her work and experiences entitled SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm. The photographs are beautiful and her work is remarkable. Here’s a short video produced in support of the publication.

All this plus music on the theremin from the singular Cornelius Loy. JOIN US!

Deep Night Season 9: Greg Hildreth

Dale proves once again that there’s no people like show people, in this delightful conversation with New York-based actor, Greg Hildreth. Greg grew up serenading woodland creatures in Boston, before honing his craft and making his way to the Great White Way. He’s lent his considerable talents to roles in acclaimed productions like Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Cinderella. The two discuss what it’s like to be in a Broadway musical that closes prematurely; how one prepares to do eight shows a week; the beauty in being the perfect sidekick; and what’s really going on with bodega coffee bags. This is an episode about finding ones comedic voice in the theatrical realm. As an added bonus, the show features short clips of Greg performing and a few stories from Dale’s time marching in and out of protests.

The next DEEP NIGHT live is happening Weds, February 22nd at 8pm at The Slipper Room in NYC. Join Dale and his guests Michelle Buteau, Daniel Kibblesmith, Vinny DePonto, and Sandy Honig. With music from theremin maestro, Cornelius Loy. Tickets at $10/$12 and available now. An unforgettable evening of regrets and revelations that the AV Club calls, “a must listen for anyone interested in the art of comedy”.