Biography, Books for the News, Chicago

The color of comedy

jacket imageThirty-five years after the comedy duo of Tim and Tom split up, they are a cover story in their hometown. This week’s edition of the Chicago Reader has an extended book excerpt about how Tim and Tom played to the tough crowd that gathered at Club Harlem in Atlantic City back in 1973. The online version of the article has a couple of video snippets, including a Chicago version of the bit featured in the book excerpt.
Tim Reid and Tom Dreesen are the authors of Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White, the story of the first—and last—interracial comedy team in show biz.
The Reader issue also includes a "Hot Type" piece by Michael Miner about their writing collaborator, Ron Rapoport.
Also see our book trailer on YouTube and an exhaustive listing of Tim and Tom events on our author events page.