Before Tim Reid was Venus Flytrap on WKRP on Cincinnati, and before Tom Dreesen was warming up audiences for Frank Sinatra, Tim & Tom were perhaps the first "and sadly the last" black-and-white comedy team in the early 1970s, as Dreesen told the Chicago Tribune. (via Shecky) The Trib’s story today caught up with the two comics as they begin a monthlong promotional tour for their new book, "Tim & Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White." They performed for audiences all-black, all-white, and mixed alike, with bits such as Superspade and the Courageous Caucasian, but could never break through as a mainstream hit. They’ll appear Sept. 23 on The Late Show with David Letterman. Check out their book tour appearances and get other info on the Tim & Tom site.