Terrell & Takako

Terrell & Takako  KnivesWith Terrell & Takako they are not just limited to being a Juggling Act.  These two are more than just a magic act, mime or even just able to offer Origami!  And yes, you guessed it…. They even offer Japanese Calligraphy!

Whether you’re bringing them to your event as  individual talents, or as a performance team, Terrell & Takako are entertainers who will make the difference at your venue.  Both Terrell & Takako are accomplished Jugglers – with clubs, knives,  torches, balls, rings, boxes, scarves and more.  But, this dynamic duo are also skilled as Unicyclists, Mimes, Clowns, Professional Character Greeters, Balloon Sculptors, and Origami Artists (from traditional Japanese models, to “motion” models, to Dollar Bills)! chineseCaligraphyAnd if you can believe your eyes, additionally, Terrell’s talents include Hat Manipulations, Cup Manipulations, “Devil Sticks”, and Rope Spinning.  Not the second fiddle, but an artistic equal Takako’s own unique skills include Asian Character Calligraphy, Umbrella Spinning, Bullwhip Cracking, Diablo Spinning, Rola Bola Balancing, and Face-Painting.

Dan Bennett

images-1ANTICS and SEMANTICS is Dan Bennett’s unique brand of comedy that is decidedly appropriate for the professional audience. It combines skilled manipulation of sports equipment and everyday objects with original wit, energy and enthusiasm. His Corporate presentation is a “Tour de Force” of extreme “Edutainment” that offers everything from hysterical history to physics made funny.

And this can be customized for your organization’s needs or just offered as pure entertainment for your group.

What happens when a hilarious professor of mathematics performs a lecture with object lessons and world class juggling? You get nonstop laughter, “infotainment” and amazement. Right from the start Dan engages the audience with fast paced standup comedy and mesmerizing physical feats. The result is a highly entertaining and educational treat.

Making the common uncommon is one of Mr. Bennett’s signature routines. Using racquets and a can of tennis balls, Dan performs a brilliant original piece with the comedic backdrop of psychology. “Legislative physics” is another unforgettable topic by the funny instructor: basketballs spinning on each hand while doing a backward summersault, or one atop the other with the vernacular of quantum mechanics. “Soft landings for weighty matters” is the title theme for the corporate event and involves Newtonian physics, market corrections and a bowling ball being caught on the face!! Economics and the invention of baseball, evolution of soccer balls to volleyballs, and creative problem solving with Frisbees are just a few more themes covered by this distinctive presentation.

ANTICS and SEMANTICS:” SOFT LANDINGS FOR WEIGHTY MATTERS” is the answer for your corporate event. It is the merger of comedy, education and company team building. Dan Bennett is a mathemagician of the first order, a language and prop manipulatist of professorial proportions and world record legerdemainiac with a name you can swear by.

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Mad Chad Chainsaw Juggler

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary that will insure your event is truly memorable this is it!  Mad Chad brings his own unique brand of funny and crazy as your evening’s entertainment or to add a quick blast of excitement to your presentation.  He is a master at adapting to your venue and customizing his show to meet your needs.  Chad has also worked with companies to create custom scripts and videos.

Mark Nizer

Mark Nizer has changed the way people view the world. The impossible is possible, the improbable is probable. Since winning the International Juggling Championship. Mark has taken his one man show to thousands of venues around the world, including The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 3 times.

His invention of new juggling tricks and juggling technologies, combined with his unique wit have set him apart from his peers. Imagine, 4 lasers being juggled at 1000 rpms, with the spinning laser beams dancing just above the audiences heads. You’ll see why Performance Magazine called his show “nothing less than brilliant.”

Original comedy, world class juggling , movement, music and technology, has made Mark’s performance one of the most popular corporate and theatrical events in the entertainment market today. Whether it’s 5 ping pong balls being thrown 20 feet in the air using only his mouth; or juggling a burning propane tank, a running electric carving knife and a 16 pound bowling ball, you’ll never know what is possible until you see for yourself.

 

 

 

Sean Laughlin

Sean Laughlin

Sean is recognized as one half of America’s top-billed variety teams. Sean has also been a headliner from coast-coast in the country’s top comedy venues, he has delighted audiences at the Improv, Catch A Rising Star and The Comedy Store. Sean has developed an act to suit a wide variety of audiences. With wild comedy and amazing juggling, he has a knack for bringing out the best in every performance.

Sean has worked a broad spectrum of venues from television to Las Vegas, to cruise ships. Whether it is for a family show, or a comedy club, Sean can tailor the show to meet your every need. For three years running, Sean has been rewarded the prestigious San Francisco Golden Hat Award. Also, the Las Vegas Journal as “Best New Comedy Team” has recently picked him. Winning critical acclaims in Europe at the 1995 Edinburgh Theater Festival, Sean is rapidly broadening his international appeal at many venues around the globe.

The Passing Zone

The Passing Zone is one of the most successful and sought-after corporate acts working today. This is their story.

Owen Morse and Jon Wee met in 1986 at a juggling convention and instantly knew they were destined to be a team. But they decided to graduate from college first. Which they both did. Rather than pursue careers in Economics and Psychology, they lit some torches, and started throwing stuff into the air. And things clicked. Two weeks after their first performance together they won the Silver Medal at the International Juggler’s Association Teams Competition. The next year they won the Gold. That recognition earned an invitation to appear at the renowned Comedy and Magic Club in Los Angeles, where on their first night they were approached by the “Tonight Show” talent scout and booked for their first national television appearance in September 1990. Johnny Carson enjoyed them so much they were asked back less than a year later. Their first feature film followed, The Addams Family Movie, where Jon and Owen doubled for Gomez (Raul Julia) and Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) in the climactic Mamushka dagger-passing scene. More recently, they appeared in the award-winning comedy documentary, The Aristocrats.

The Passing Zone’s first London appearance was in the Royal Variety Performance at the Dominion Theatre, performing for Prince Charles and sharing the bill with Tony Bennett and Riverdance. They expanded their US national television audience by passing clubs over the heads of the Miss America Pageant contestants during the swimsuit competition, demonstrating almost inhuman concentration skills! Most recently, they were finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” where they lost one million dollars to an 11-year-old. They were the highest-rated comedy act, and they eventually won the affection of David Hasselhoff who previously claimed to hate all jugglers.

Corporate entertainment and keynote speaking gradually became their primary market, for which they are a natural fit. Their act is clean, so it offends no one. They appeal to all ages, and all walks of life, so whether their audience is a group of mechanical contractors, software engineers, hairdressers, or billionaire business leaders, they are always a hit. Not only do they entertain, but they customize their performances by juggling a company’s product, incorporating their slogans, and inspiring groups to be better teams.

Their corporate career really took off after a national Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) event in Atlanta, which was quickly followed by other MDRTs in Chicago and Singapore. After main stage appearances at Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the National Speakers Association, YPO, ICPA, and others, the industry took notice, and they’ve been off and running ever since. Clients such as eBay, Firestone, Old Navy, Microsoft, IBM, Kodak, and IASB have brought Jon and Owen to their events to liven things up, and motivate their people. The London Business Forum recently enlisted The Passing Zone, and it was one of their highest-rated events ever.

Jon and Owen have published articles on Teamwork, Work-Life Balance, and Taking Risks in countless industry periodicals including Business People, Special Events, Smart Meetings, Networking Times, Financial Executives, Successful Meetings, Home Business, and many more. They were chosen as a Best Bet for entertainment by the Wall Street Journal, and Special Events Magazine named them one of the Hottest 26 Speakers.

Jon and Owen are known as much for their comedy as their juggling skills. They were featured twice on the gala stage at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and have opened for comedians Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, and Penn & Teller. Television appearances have included “Comic Strip Live,” “An Evening at The Improv,” “MADtv,” Penn & Teller’s “Sin City Spectacular,” “Steve Harvey’s Big Time,” and regular returns to NBC’s “Today.” And they were commentators on ESPN for their coverage of the World Juggling Federation competitions.

A year ago they were guest performers at The White House.

The Passing Zone have been awarded five Guinness World Records and 18 Gold Medals from the International Juggler’s Association. They were recently presented with that organization’s Award of Excellence, for “excellence in the art of juggling through professional performance,” which is the most prestigious award in juggling (essentially the Juggling Hall of Fame), given to only thirteen acts worldwide.

In addition to their corporate appearances, The Passing Zone can be seen performing their full evening show titled “Gravity Attacks!” in theaters and performing arts centers nationwide.

 

Jack Kalvan and Company

JackKalvan_headerIf you’re looking for comedy, try a funny guy with a difference! Jack Kalvan engages the audience and keeps them laughing, while performing seemingly impossible feats of dexterity.

Former engineer, Jack Kalvan is going to change the way you think about jugglers. His juggling has won gold medals and earned world records. Since 1989, Jack’s talents have taken him around the world. From the White House in Washington, DC to the Wintergarten in Berlin. From corporate events to TV shows like: The Drew Carey Show, NCIS, and Days of our Lives. Cruise ships, fairs, casinos, TV and movies… More than 3,000 shows in over 200 cities. Jack has done it all.

With his wide variety of amazing stunts, Jack constantly surprises the audience and keeps them laughing. Adding to the fun, Jack involves audience members without insult or embarrassment. Not only do you enjoy watching, you or your friends might even become the star of the show.

As a comedian, emcee, and human encyclopedia of odd skills, it’s like getting several great entertainers in one. His ability to constantly bring audiences something they have never seen before makes Jack Kalvan one of the hottest variety acts working today.

Check out Jack’s “Hi-Tech” Act here!

https://youtu.be/-hWKFrzGoM4

Steven Lee August

Try to figure out how he juggles blow dryers with the cords still plugged in? Steven August is a master fire manipulator and can eat fire. Watch him balances a full size barbeque on his chin, then pull a live 12ft snake from the fire.