Still Standing...: My Journey from Streets and Saloons to the Stage, and Sinatra

Tom Dreesen, Johnny Russo

Post Hill Press, 2020

Agent: Jill Marr

A behind-the-scenes look into the life and groundbreaking entertainment career of Tom Dreesen.

From shining shoes in dark saloons on the south side of Chicago to traveling the country as the opening act for Frank Sinatra, this is the story of Tom Dreesen’s unlikely journey to a fifty-plus year career as a pioneer of stand-up comedy and a legend of the entertainment industry.


“Excellent material, superb delivery, impeccable timing…[he] is the quintessential comedian.”

Larry Wilde, author of The Great Comedians


"The best show business memoir in years...I loved this book."

-- Mike Binder, Hollywood director, producer, and writer

"Each of the stops along this wild road comes with lively anecdotes that display Dreesen's sincerity."

-- Rick KoganChicago Tribune

"You're going to fall down laughing and stand up cheering after you read this book."

--Times Square Chronicles

"Heartwarming and exciting...."


"A fascinating read about a remarkable American success story."

-- Philadelphia RowHome Magazine