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The Tim and Tom tour continues

jacket imageAlmost forty years have passed since Tim Reid and Tom Dreesen hit the road as the first integrated comedy team in show business. But now they’re back together, traveling across America in support of their new book, Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White.
Last week they toured the East Coast making appearances everywhere from the Late Show with David Letterman to the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Long Island to talk about their experiences countering the racial unrest of the sixties and seventies—with laughter. Here’s some online media from the most recent leg of their tour including their spot on Letterman (below), an interview on Boston’s Fox TV, and an article about the duo posted at, containing a fascinating slideshow of some of their early stand-up acts with a running commentary by the authors.

Also, read an excerpt from the book.