Here’s To Life with Tori Reid

Ep. 38: Tom Dreesen (Part II) - The Man Who Made Sinatra Laugh

October 31, 2022 Tom Dreesen Season 3 Episode 38
Here’s To Life with Tori Reid
Ep. 38: Tom Dreesen (Part II) - The Man Who Made Sinatra Laugh
Show Notes

Part II: Tori returns in delight with one of her favorite spirits, a true comedian's comedian and one of the world’s most groundbreaking, well-respected, and beloved entertainers. A true pioneer and legend in the entertainment industry with 52 years of comedy, relationships, stories, and wisdom to share. He has made over 500 national TV appearances as a stand-up comedian, including more than 60 appearances on The Tonight Show, and was a favorite guest of David Letterman. For fourteen years, he was the opening act for Frank Sinatra, and performed countless times with artists like Smokey Robinson, Liza Minnelli, Natalie Cole, and Sammy Davis, Jr. He is currently appearing to rave reviews around the country in his one-man show “An Evening Of Laughter and Memories of Sinatra.” In this spirited Part 2 conversation, they talk about the inner workings of show business, how to have balance in life, your ego vs spirit, what brings him pure joy, and so much more! Here's to the man who made Sinatra laugh, and Tori's beloved "Uncle Tom" ... Tom Dreesen.

“The day I met him, my life forever changed. The day he passed away, I knew my life would never be the same.” - Tom Dreesen (on his relationship with Frank Sinatra)

Guest:  Tom Dreesen
Host and Producer:  Tori Reid
Executive Producer:  Patrick A. Howell
Co-Executive Producer:  Tori Reid
Writers:  Tori Reid and Patrick A. Howell 
Post Production:  We Edit Podcasts
Add'l Editing:  Cutting Edge Editing 
Post Production Assistant:  Sydney Rhone 
Music Supervision:  Another Place in Time Music  
Voiceover Artist:  Vïntóry Blake Moore
Premier Advertising Sponsor:  Vivreau Water Systems
Advertising Sponsor:  Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Ad Voiceover Artist:  Ginger Levert
Logo Photography:  Bobby Holland / MPTV Images
Photo credit for Tom Dreesen:  James Devaney

"Jazz Intimate 6" by Magnus Ringblom
“A Warm Welcome” by Martin Landstrom
“Ready for New York” by Tiki Tiki
“Tropic Swing” by Sarah, the Illstrumentalist
Vivreau Ad Music - "That's What Left Us Behind" by Christian Anderson

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Connect with the Guest:
Tom Dreesen Official Website
Still Standing: My Journey From Streets and Saloons, to the Stage and Sinatra

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