This week, Ira spoke with Tom Dreesen.
Tom Dreesen will be presenting “The Sinatra Stories: An evening with Comedian Tom Dreesen” in Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center November 3 at 7 p.m. These are unforgettable personal stories and keen insights from Tom Dreesen, who worked closely with the entertainment legend.
Dreesen left his hometown of Harvey, Illinois more than 40 years ago to seek fame and fortune in Hollywood. Since that time he has made over 500 appearances on national television as a standup comedian, including 61 appearances on “The Tonight Show.”
He was a favorite guest of David Letterman and hosted the show during Letterman’s absence. For years, he has been a regular in all of the main showrooms in Las Vegas, performing with Sammy Davis Jr., Lisa Minnelli, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson – and for 14 years toured the nation as the opening act for Frank Sinatra.