Interviewing The Legends, February 26, 2019

Tom Dreesen toured with Frank Sinatra for 14 years Exclusive Interview
Interviewing The Legends with Ray Shasho
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Guest, comedian Tom Dreesen

Tom Dreesen’s life is equal parts comedy and philanthropy. He excels at both and has created an extraordinary legacy in both arenas.

Dreesen has made over 500 appearances on national television as a stand-up comedian, including more than 60 appearances on The Tonight Show. He was a favorite guest of David Letterman, and frequently hosted the show in Letterman’s absence. For 14 years he toured cross country and opened for Frank Sinatra, and has appeared countless times in Las Vegas, Tahoe, Reno and Atlantic City with artists like Smokey Robinson, Liza Minnelli, Natalie Cole and Sammy Davis, Jr. Tom has acted in numerous television shows – from Columbo to Murder She Wrote – and appeared in motion pictures including Man on the Moon and Spaceballs. He has recorded comedy albums, starred in his own TV comedy special, Dreesen Street, and hosted a late-night talk show in Chicago, Night Time Starring Tom Dreesen.

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Purchase Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White Hardcover – September 15, 2008 by Tim Reid  (Author), Tom Dreesen (Author), Ron Rapoport  (Author) -available at amazon.com

For more information about Tom Dreesen visit www.tomdreesen.com or

  www.facebook.com/Tom-Dreesen-167112556652066/

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Guest, Tom Dreesen

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Tom Dreesen
Tom Dreesen chats about his remarkable career on Interviewing the Legends
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Actor-Comedian
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LEGENDARY STAND-UP COMEDIAN AND ACTOR

CHATS ABOUT TOURING WITH FRANK SINATRA 

AND A REMARKABLE CAREER

 

Tom Dreesen’s life is equal parts comedy and philanthropy. He excels at both and has created an extraordinary legacy in both arenas.

Dreesen has made over 500 appearances on national television as a stand-up comedian, including more than 60 appearances on The Tonight Show. He is a favorite guest of David Letterman, and frequently hosted the show in Letterman’s absence. For 13 years he toured cross country and opened for Frank Sinatra, and has appeared countless times in Las Vegas, Tahoe, Reno and Atlantic City with artists like Smokey Robinson, Liza Minnelli, Natalie Cole and Sammy Davis, Jr. Tom has acted in numerous television shows – from Columbo to Murder She Wrote – and appeared in motion pictures including Man on the Moon and Spaceballs. He has recorded comedy albums, starred in his own TV comedy special, Dreesen Street, and hosted a late-night talk show in Chicago, Night Time Starring Tom Dreesen.

He is currently appearing to rave reviews around the country in his one-man show “An Evening of Laughter and Memories of Sinatra.”

Dreesen’s comic style is down-to-earth, warm and unpretentious. Daily Variety called him “a thorough pro… one of the most respected family comedians of our time.” Larry Wilde, author of The Great Comedians said about Tom’s performances. “Excellent Material, Impeccable Timing, Tom Dreesen is the Quintessential Comedian.” Frank Sinatra, who called himself a “saloon singer,” characterized Dreesen as a “saloon comedian.” “We’re a couple of neighborhood kind of guys,” said Sinatra.

Dreesen has also made an indelible mark with his philanthropic activities. For 30 years he has lent his talent to over 100 charities and founded a “Day for Darlene” to benefit Multiple Sclerosis Research. He ran 26 miles on three occasions for the event, which is named for his late sister who was afflicted with MS.

And he’s still going strong. A proud veteran of the United States Navy, he continues to perform for US troops all over the world, and recently appeared at numerous bases in Iraq. Tom Dreesen’s hometown of Harvey, Illinois named a street after him. He was a 2005 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Purchase Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White Hardcover – September 15, 2008 by Tim Reid  (Author), Tom Dreesen (Author), Ron Rapoport  (Author) -available at amazon.com

For more information about Tom Dreesen visit www.tomdreesen.com or

  www.facebook.com/Tom-Dreesen-167112556652066/

 Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White
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