Tom Dreesen from 2020

Episode 282,   Feb 18, 06:04 PM

Tom Dreesen. Frank Sinatra, comedy, stand up comedy, legend, Tim Reid, Smokey Robinson, Sammy Davis Jr., Joe Pesci, Kevin Costner, Dean Martin

In this Dark Mark Show classic from 2020 Legendary comedian Tom Dreesen joined Mark and Hannah as he talked about his extraordinary life and 51 year comedy career.

Tom grew up poor on the southside of Chicago and became part of the first (and last) interracial comedy team Tim and Tom with Tim Reid of WKRP and Sister Sister fame. He talks about then going solo, meeting and befriending David Letterman, going on The Tonight Show for the first time, performing comedy on American Bandstand and Soul Train, how Sammy Davis Jr. made his Las Vegas debut a smash, how being in the right place at the right time got him is longtime spot opening for Frank Sinatra, how special a performer and generous a person Frank was, what it was like to guest host for David Letterman for a night and stories about other famous friends like Joe Pesci, Smokey Robinson, Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Dean Martin, as well as great learning lessons in life and comedy.

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