Dale is thrilled to discuss the legacy of late night television and the artful role of host with three terrific guests who explore this topic (among other things) in their work. Dale welcomes critic and New York Times columnist, Jason Zinoman to talk about his new, essential book, Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night. Then the conversation will expand to include two contemporary hosts, comedians Maeve Higgins and Ike Ufomadu. Maeve of course hosts the popular podcast, Maeve in America and is a frequent all star guest/co-host on Star Talk, along with Eugene Mirman and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Ike Ufomadu is a stand up and comedic performer who has taken on the form of late night talk show and reinvented it, retooled it, deconstructed it, and put it back together again. He’s an artist in residence at Joe’s Pub along with some other terrific Deep Night alumni, and Dale is eager to hear his take on the influence of these folks behind the desks.
We’ll be joined once again by the delightful Cornelius Loy on theremin and perhaps Dale will work his conjuring magic to summon forth an additional guest! Or maybe he’ll just practice some crystal therapy on the guy who always sits in the front row! Either way, it will be a wonderful show and we hope to see you there.
Oh and a special thanks to the very gifted Candice Broersma for her illustration of Dale and his mystical pigeon on the newest poster series. Check out her work and have her draw everything. She’s terrific.
DETAILS! Weds, May 10th 8pm/doors at 7pm, The Slipper Room
167 Orchard Street (Entrance on Stanton)
Tickets are $12/10 or VIP seating at $25.
More info on all the shows and all guests: www.daleradio.com
For tickets and more visit the Slipper Room at http://www.slipperroom.com/event/1408668-guest-event-deep-night-dale-new-york/.