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Raspyni Brothers

Award-winning Comic Jugglers, Team Builders & Motivators

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The Raspyni Brothers create hilarious events that corporate audiences never forget. They understand the importance of corporate entertainment and they work hand-in-hand with you to get it right.

You could put that responsibility into hands less-capable than these four-time World Juggling Champions with over 200 national television appearances and 1,000 successful corporate shows, but we don't recommend it.

The Raspyni Brothers' inventory of international championships, TV appearances and national tours may seem a lot to juggle, but then, Barry Friedman and Dan Holzman are jugglers by trade. Their infectious humor, irresistible stage presence and "panther-like reflexes" have firmly established these jesters as a world class, award-winning, and highly sought-after headline act.

While the Raspynis sling their share of unique props, their trademark maneuver is (perhaps) the strategic interlude: stalling difficult, dangerous stunts with quips, asides and even deliberate mistakes. The duo's arch brand of onstage chemistry often steals the spotlight from conventional juggling showstoppers. (Though, we should mention, they won't hesitate to use torches, sickles and machetes.)  [more...]

The Raspyni Brothers create hilarious events that corporate audiences never forget. They understand the importance of corporate entertainment and they work hand-in-hand with you to get it right.

You could put that responsibility into hands less-capable than these four-time World Juggling Champions with over 200 national television appearances and 1,000 successful corporate shows, but we don't recommend it.

The Raspyni Brothers' inventory of international championships, TV appearances and national tours may seem a lot to juggle, but then, Barry Friedman and Dan Holzman are jugglers by trade. Their infectious humor, irresistible stage presence and "panther-like reflexes" have firmly established these jesters as a world class, award-winning, and highly sought-after headline act.

While the Raspynis sling their share of unique props, their trademark maneuver is (perhaps) the strategic interlude: stalling difficult, dangerous stunts with quips, asides and even deliberate mistakes. The duo's arch brand of onstage chemistry often steals the spotlight from conventional juggling showstoppers. (Though, we should mention, they won't hesitate to use torches, sickles and machetes.)

Everyday objects come to life in their talented hands. Golf clubs balance in impossible configurations and cabbages collide midair with flying blow darts while blazing torches, 16-pound bowling balls and razor-sharp garden weasels fly effortlessly overhead.

Using audience participation, hilarious improvisation, and great comic dialogue, the Raspyni Brothers pack their time on stage with a dynamic mix of skill and style. Performing together since 1982, these two catchers in the wry never fail to win over even the most demanding, hard-to-please crowds.

With improv training from The Groundlings, 4 International Juggling Championships, multiple appearances on "The Tonight Show" starring Jay Leno, and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, they bring unparalleled experience and excitement to corporate and special events around the world.

In addition to the tremendous success they enjoy in the field of corporate entertainment, these unrelated siblings have also toured as an opening act for dozens of superstars including Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Howie Mandel and Dennis Miller. Other audiences have ranged from the King of Spain to the Academy Awards. Career highlights have also included a performance for President Reagan at the White House, a Jonathan Winters' Showtime Special and a performance for the sequestered O.J. Simpson jury by invitation from Judge Lance Ito.

Whether posing as corporate managers, presenting customized scripts, engaging an audience on the trade show floor, performing their own headline comedy show or providing keynote presentations, as well as team building and motivational workshops, The Raspyni Brothers add excitement and energy to any corporate event.

The Raspyni Brothers electrify corporate audiences with lessons on teamwork, balance, trust and  - if you happen to be the CEO - mortal peril. Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google has remarked, "They're the Google of comedy." Welcome to Vaudeville 2.0

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Team Building Workshops

Are you ready for a break out session that will really help your group break new ground? Imagine how spending 60 minutes with this pair of comedy juggling champions gets your team thinking in new and creative ways.

Workshop 1:
Funny Business
A comedian has to think outside the box - in fact, the good ones don't even have a box! Comedy writing will open doors to new ways of thinking about problems and solutions in life and business. Hands-on exercises let participants work with tools such as exaggeration, absurdity, and word play. They will learn to write jokes, think funny, and find answers by looking through the comic lens.

Laughter is internal jogging!
Comedy writing is aerobics for the brain.

Let the Raspyni Brothers' Funny Business Workshop increase your company's net-mirth.

Workshop 2:
The VolcanoBall
This 30 - 60 minute workshop will have participants moving and laughing while playing with the Raspyni Brothers' patented invention - The VolcanoBall.

It's easy to master the basic tricks while building self-esteem and relieving stress. This original toy has none of the preconceptions associated with juggling and can be used in small spaces. Business tools such as juggling priorities, cultivating relaxed concentration, and creative problem solving skills are perfectly demonstrated during a VolcanoBall workshop.

A body in motion is a mind in motion. A recent study showed that activities like VolcanoBall actually increase gray matter - something modern science believed impossible.

Challenge your group with this eye-opening and brain-building experience.

Keynote Speakers

Juggling the Principles of Success
The late Johnny Carson and Jay Leno have both done it on The Tonight Show - and now your CEO can do it too! Let the top-brass prove their commitment to success by standing between the blazing torches and razor sharp knives of the Raspyni Brothers. Nowhere are success principles such as teamwork, time management, risk-taking, and competitive excellence illustrated with more wit and wisdom than during this keynote presentation.

Juggling the Principles of Success entertains as it educates, leaving the audience enthusiastic and highly-motivated about achieving greater levels of success in their professional and personal lives.

Highlights of this keynote presentation include:

  • Knowing when to Take Risks;
  • Benefits of Mentorship;
  • Partnership and Teamwork;
  • Keeping a Positive Attitude;
  • Knowing when to say "NO";
  • Time Management;
  • Looking for Opportunity;
  • Forming Good Habits;
  • Achieving Competitive Excellencel
  • The Power of Persistence


Corporate  & Headline Comedy

Everyday objects come to life in their talented hands.
Golf clubs balance in impossible configurations and cabbages collide midair with flying blow darts while blazing torches, 16-pound bowling balls and razor-sharp garden weasels fly effortlessly overhead.

Using audience participation, hilarious improvisation, and great comic dialogue, the Raspyni Brothers pack their time on stage with a dynamic mix of skill and style. Performing together since 1982, these two catchers in the wry never fail to win over even the most demanding, hard-to-please crowds.

The Raspyni Brothers are represented by K&M Productions (Toronto) For more information fees & booking the Raspyni Brothers, contact us. (The Raspyni Brothers travel from Los Angeles.)

Testimonials

Just a note to express my thanks for a great show at our 11th annual Niche User Group (NUG) Conference in Portland Oregon. Simply said, experience brings credibility and the Raspyni Brothers have it. Your reputation, accomplishments, and awards are just the start. Getting you to our corporate event was worth the anticipation. (Thanks to K&M Productions for bringing you to our attention.)

Professional, polished, and appropriately delivering your corporate message with humour is a given. If you are fortunate enough to get the Raspini brothers to your corporate event, you will not be disappointed. Our audience laughed from the opening greeting right through to the end. Raspyni Brothers delivered. It is often said in the entertainment business that you are only as good as your last show. Well our show was tremendous.

–Niche Technology Inc. (2015)

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Just a note to express my thanks for a great show at our 11th annual Niche User Group (NUG) Conference in Portland Oregon. Simply said, experience brings credibility and the Raspyni Brothers have it. Your reputation, accomplishments, and awards are just the start. Getting you to our corporate event was worth the anticipation. (Thanks to K&M Productions for bringing you to our attention.)

Professional, polished, and appropriately delivering your corporate message with humour is a given. If you are fortunate enough to get the Raspini brothers to your corporate event, you will not be disappointed. Our audience laughed from the opening greeting right through to the end. Raspyni Brothers delivered. It is often said in the entertainment business that you are only as good as your last show. Well our show was tremendous.

–Niche Technology Inc. (2015)

The Raspyni Brothers have great comic chemistry. I loved their show.

–Jeffery Katzenberg, DreamWorks

You guys are the Google of Comedy. Three great events so far, and counting!

–Sergey Brin, GOOGLE Co-Founder

The Raspyni Brothers destroyed the crowd! I wanted more.

–Jeff Bezos, AMAZON Founder

One of the best examples of teamwork I have ever witnessed. I don't remember ever laughing that hard.

–Norman Lear, Producer

I want to personally thank you for your fantastic performance at the Pointe South Mountain BD National Training Meeting. Your teamwork program was the hit of the conference.

–BD Healthcare Systems

I found myself laughing so hard I was missing some of the performance ... Thanks so much for entertaining us beyond our wildest expectations. Our team certainly learned a thing or two about working together!

–Texas Housing Association

The best emcees we've had in conference history. Our team was blown away - all 4 years we had The Raspyni Brothers with us.

–Eckerd Drugs

We have received nothing but rave reviews about your performance. You were the perfect ending to a perfect evening!

–Nordstrom

Original ... excellent rapport with the audience ... you're funny and you make people laugh. What higher compliment can I pay you?

–PeopleSoft, Inc.

The Raspyni Brothers offer a thigh-slapping mix of imaginative vaudevillian humor, and playful banter. Like all great performers, they make it look easy.

–Associated Press

The Raspyni Brothers came and conquered.

–Olympus America

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