Sep 28, 2020
Tom Dreesen - A Comic's NPE Story
In the Season 3 finale, we are pleased to present actor, comic, motivational speaker, author and NPE, Tom Dreesen. Tom began his career as one half of the first black and white comedy duo with Tim Reid, went on to hold roles on tv and film, hosted the Tonight Show in David Letterman’s absence and opened for some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names, including Frank Sinatra whom he developed a very close relationship with. Despite a long list of professional accolades, Tom’s proudest achievement is being awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award for humanitarian service to his country, because of the connection it represented to his father.
A celebrated comic, Tom has a special way of telling a story; we’ve never heard an NPE story told quite this way before. Hear how Tom learned who his father was, who knew, and the promise he made to his mother. You’ll be inspired by a funny, charismatic man Frank Sinatra said “is a brilliant comedian and a master…