014 Who Wants To Laugh – Interview with Tom Dreesen (Part 2)
Host: John Lane
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Is Hillary Clinton a hypocrite?
I discuss the Orlando terrorist attack and how sad it is to see it politicized by politicians and late night talk show hosts. I rant…. a little. There is NO yelling though because I care about people listening to the show with headphones on…. and to people who just have a lack of interest for people yelling through their speakers.
(21:43) My guest is Tom Dreesen again because this is part two of the interview. Tom is a stand-up comedian who toured with Frank Sinatra as his opening act for 14 years and became one of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ closest friends. Tom has hundreds of Frank Sinatra stories to share and there are no shortage of Frank Sinatra stories in this interview. He started out working with comedian and actor Tim Reid, who went on to star as Venus Flytrap in WKRP in Cincinnati. Tom even appeared in an episode of WKRP with Tim. He also worked with Sammie Davis Jr. He was on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” 61 times and was a frequent quest on “The Late Show with David Letterman”. Tom Dreesen goes into detail of what it’s like to be a comedian. He talks EVEN MORE about Frank Sinatra. What is Frank’s legacy? What was his reaction to Frank’s passing in 1998? Tom talks about who his favorite comedian and singer are right now. He also talks about the relationships he’s had over the years with Dean Martin, Sammie Davis Jr., Don Rickles, Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, etc. He has made a one man show out of Frank Sinatra stories. You will learn more about that in the interview!
That’s Life for comedian Tom Dreesen! The record shows Tom took the blows – and did it his way! Yes, it was his way.
Tom is a marvelous man and a very gifted comedian who has had a very fortunate career, but not at all ready to hang it up yet. I had the extreme pleasure of interviewing him on May 16, 2016.
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