About The Nite Show
The Nite Show is a weekly, half-hour late night talk show that airs Saturday nights at 11:30 on WABI TV5/Bangor; Saturday nights after college football and the FOX23 News at Ten on FOX23/Portland; Saturday nights at midnight on WAGM FOX8/Presque Isle; and late night Saturdays at 1 a.m. on CBS 13/Portland. Maine’s only local, late-night talk show, the show is based on the formats made famous by Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and Conan O’ Brien. The show originates from Husson University's Gracie Theatre in Bangor, and - just like national late night talk shows - is produced before a live studio audience. "The Nite Show with Danny Cashman" has routinely ranked as the #1 Saturday late night television show in all of Eastern Maine.
A Maine Tradition
In 1997, “The Nite Show” became Bangor’s first late night television talk show. Airing on Bangor’s then- WB affiliate, The Nite Show gained an impressive following by featuring interesting local guests, talented musicians and performers, and a unique blend of comedy that attracted viewers of all ages.
After going off the air in 1999, “The Nite Show” returned to Bangor’s UPN affiliate in 2001 for another year of guests, music, and comedy.
After nearly 150 new shows aired in Bangor and Augusta over more than five years, The Nite Show signed off in 2002. Now, The Nite Show is back with new ideas, new techniques, and a renewed desire to make people laugh.
Host Dan Cashman is joined by announcer Joe Kennedy, known to sports fans as the voice of the University of Maine Black Bear hockey team. The show includes an all-star house band led by trumpteer Brian Nadeau. Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band is made up of some of Bangor’s most well-known jazz musicians - Nadeau, Mike Borja (drums), Bob Roman (bass), David Clarke (guitar) and Lincoln Blake (keyboard).
Dan Cashman (host)
At the age of 19, Old Town native Dan Cashman started a weekly local late-night television talk show on Bangor's WB affiliate, modeled after late-night talk shows hosted by Johnny Carson and David Letterman. Dan created, hosted, sold, wrote, and booked guests for "The Nite Show." The show ran on the WB affiliate and later Bangor's UPN affiliate for five years. After the first 90 (of 135 total) shows and countless guests, Dan left the show and spent a summer working at the "Imus in the Morning" show at WFAN radio and MSNBC television in New York City.
Dan graduated from the University of Maine in May of 2000 and began working in radio, serving as promotions director and later program director of Z107.3. While at the radio station, Dan hosted a daily show from 10-3 and earned more than a half-dozen awards for excellence in creativity from the Maine Association of Broadcasters. Dan also used his time at the radio station to participate in, and organize, a number of fundraisers to benefit local food pantries, community action programs, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina.
In December of 2005, Dan left radio to serve as Assistant Press Secretary for Maine Governor John E. Baldacci. Dan left the Governor’s Office in August of 2009 to start Cashman Communications, and eventually return to television as the host of “The Nite Show” once again in October of 2010.
Christie Robinson, a Maine native and late-night television and sketch comedy fan from a young age, is thrilled to join The Nite Show with Danny Cashman! Prior to joining the on-camera team, Christie has appeared on the Nite Show as a guest, musical guest, and character actor since 2012.
She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Florida, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine at Farmington, and a Certificate of Performance from the Circle in the Square Musical Theatre School in NYC.
Christie has travelled the country as a performer and has recently found her way back home to Maine to be with the people and artists that she loves. A regular member of the Penobscot Theatre Company, she has been involved in nearly 40 productions on and behind the scenes of the Bangor Opera House stage. In addition to performing, Christie is a teaching artist, director, and choreographer for aspiring artists of all ages.
Brian Nadeau & The Nite Show Band
Brian Nadeau and The Nite Show Band prides itself in being extremely versatile, playing a wide range of jazz, swing, pop and rock.
Bios, details, and booking information can be found here.