Reid & Dreesen: An Odd Couple Of Comedy 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.
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Reid & Dreesen: An Odd Couple Of Comedy

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Reid & Dreesen: An Odd Couple Of Comedy

Reid & Dreesen: An Odd Couple Of Comedy

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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.

But most audiences didn't quite know what to make of them.

Tony Cox talks with Tim Reid and Tom Dreesen about their new book, which chronicles their partnership: Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White.

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