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An American Comedy in Black and White

The comedic duo of Tim Reid and Tom Dreesen bear the unique distinction of having been the first—and only—interracial comedy team in the history of show business. Getting their start in Chicago nightclubs during the 1960s, the pair took their show on the road, from the North to the still simmering South, developing routines that helped Americans confront their racial divide: by laughing at it.
And in their forthcoming book, Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White, they tell the fascinating tale of their groundbreaking careers together touring across America, inspiring both laughter and controversy.
Tim and Tom will reunite this September to promote the book at various locations across the States. Check our author events page for details. In the meantime, find out more about Tim and Tom by watching our YouTube book-trailer above, or visit the Tim and Tom website.