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Tim & Tom: A 'Black And White' Comedy Duo

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Tim & Tom: A 'Black And White' Comedy Duo

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Tim & Tom: A 'Black And White' Comedy Duo

Tim & Tom: A 'Black And White' Comedy Duo

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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.

The comedians look back on their careers in a new book, Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White.

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Tim & Tom

An American Comedy in Black and White

by Tim Reid, Tom Dreesen and Ron Rapoport

Hardcover, 254 pages |

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