Tom Dreesen’s First Time
“After 51 years in stand-up, I still get excited about new material.” Tom Dreesen is 81-years-old and still out there making people laugh. His new book, “Still Standing…” is filled with countless stories across his five decades in comedy. Tom was half of the first (and only!) black-and-white comedy team alongside Tim Reid, he has made dozens of appearances on Johnny Carson and David Letterman and spent fourteen years performing in every casino, theater and arena as Frank Sinatra’s opening act. He shares alot of great stories with me – everything from poor kid shining shoes in Harvey, IL to performing in front of 40,000 people in HI opening for Sinatra and everywhere in between!
Pat House is a nationally-touring comedian based out of Philadelphia. A regular performer in comedy clubs, casinos, and theaters all over the country, Pat has been a choice opener for Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura, and Dan Cummins. He recorded his first album Biggest Thing in 2013, and his latest album Heard Enough Yesterday, hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Both can be heard on iTunes, Amazon, and Pandora.
Tom Dreesen has been in show business for 50 years. Along the way, Tom has made over 500 appearances on national television as a stand-up comedian, including more than 60 appearances on The Tonight Show. He was one of David Letterman’s favorite guests and frequently hosted the show in Letterman’s absence. He also appeared countless times in Las Vegas, Tahoe, Reno, and Atlantic City with artists like Smokey Robinson, Liza Minnelli, and Sammy Davis, Jr. And, for 13 years, he toured the nation as the opening act for Frank Sinatra. A career like this is rich in stories, and no one tells them better than Tom does.