Books by Tim Reid
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In the late 1960s, when assassinations shook this country to the core and race riots engulfed whole neighborhoods, Tim Reid and Tom Dreseen — one black and the other white — decided that America was ready for interracial comedy. Tony Cox talks with both comedians about their new book, which chronicles their partnership.
During the late 1960s and early 70s Tim Reid and Tom Dreesen became the nation's first black and white comedy team. During a tense time of segregation and race riots, they won rave reviews — all the while facing down threats and heckling from audience members.