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Tom Dreesen

Fee Range: $15,000 - $20,000

Iconic Stand-Up Comedian

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Ilinois

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Tom Dreesen

Iconic Stand-Up Comedian

When you talk about icons in Comedy, the list would not be complete without the hilarious institution that is Tom Dreesen. Tom Dreesen has made over 500 appearances on national television as a stand-up comedian, including more than 60 appearances on The Tonight Show.

He is a favorite guest of David Letterman, and frequently hosts the show in Letterman’s absence. For 14 years he toured cross country and opened for Frank Sinatra, and has appeared countless times in Las Vegas, Tahoe, Reno and Atlantic City with artists like Smokey Robinson, Liza Minnelli, Natalie Cole and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Tom has acted in numerous television shows – from Columbo to Murder She Wrote – and appeared in motion pictures including Man on the Moon and Spaceballs.

He has recorded comedy albums, starred in his own TV comedy special, Dreesen Street, and hosted a late night talk show in Chicago, Night Time Starring Tom Dreesen. He is currently appearing to rave reviews around the country in his one-man show “An Evening Of Laughter and Memories of Sinatra.”

Dreesen’s comic style is down-to-earth, warm and unpretentious. Daily Variety called him “a thorough pro… one of the most respected family comedians of our time.” Larry Wilde ,author of The Great Comedians said about Tom’s performances. “Excellent Material, Impeccable Timing, Tom Dreesen is the Quintessential Comedian.” Frank Sinatra, who called himself a “saloon singer,” characterized Dreesen as a “saloon comedian.” “We’re a couple of neighborhood kind of guys,” said Sinatra .

Dreesen has also made an indelible mark with his philanthropic activities. For 30 years he has lent his talent to over 100 charities, and founded a “Day for Darlene” to benefit Multiple Sclerosis Research. He ran 26 miles on three occasions for the event, which is named for his late sister who was afflicted with MS.

 

 

An Evening of Laughter and Memories of Sinatra 

In this unforgettable performance, Dreesen will take you from his childhood of shining shoes in bars in his hometown of Harvey, IL, hearing Sinatra on the jukebox to one day touring the country and staying up with Frank till dawn, night after night.  He takes you to Frank’s last performance and the last song he ever sang, and then to his last days on earth.  Dreesen was a pall bearer, as well as a speaker, at his friend’s funeral. 

Dreesen’s keen insight to arguably the greatest career show business has ever known, and the lessons he learned from the legendary star, promises to move the audience all along the emotional spectrum.

To book this speaker please visit www.cassidyandfishman.com or call 508.485.8996