The following clips are in honor of Tom Dreesen who will be our guest Monday on TV CONFIDENTIAL with Ed Robertson and Frankie Montiforte.
Tim Reid and Tom Dreesen the first (and only) interracial comedy team. Tim & Tom started in Chicago nightclubs then went on the road for five years. They worked all over America at a time of racial unrest, riots and assassinations. They faced racist heckling, threats, and even violence (Tim had a cigarette put out in his face). As a team they never had the success that they would later have in their solo careers. They were just ahead of their time.
Tim Reid and Tom Dreesen are later reunited when Tom as a guest stars in a 1982 episode of WKRP in Cincinnati.
Tim and Tom appeared on Late Show with David Letterman in September 2008. They talked about their new book, Tim & Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White.
Tom joins us Monday, July 13, 10pm ET, 7pm PT on Shokus Internet Radio.