Barry Friedman and Dan Holzman are the Raspyni Brothers. As one of the most sought after acts on the corporate entertainment scene, they appear annually at over 100 events across America and internationally.
Since 1982 their intelligent mayhem has earned them two International Juggling Championships, multiple appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, and a place in the Guiness Book of World Records.
In addition to the tremendous success they enjoy in the field of corporate entertainment, these unrelated siblings also tour as an opening act for dozens of superstars such as Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Howie Mandel, Dennis Miller and Tom Jones.
Other audiences have ranged from the King of Spain and the Academy Awards to the sequestered O.J. Simpson jury.
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 have great comic chemistry. I love their show.”
- Jeffrey Katzenberg
“You guys are the GOOGLE of comedy.”
- Sergey Brin
Co-Founder of Google
“Fantastic performance. I enjoyed every minute of it and wanted more.”
- Jeff Bezos
President & CEO
“Your performance is original. You’re funny and you make people laugh. What higher
compliment can I pay?”
- PeopleSoft, Inc.
“You two performed a miracle at our company’s most important event of the year.”
- Stratacom, Inc.
“I love to see Russian circus skills on American boys. You guys are great.”
- Robin Williams
“The best emcees we’ve had in conference history – 4 years in a row.”
- Eckerd Drug
“The Raspyni Brothers came and conquered. Expert juggling along with dry wit and audience participation equals a winning combination.”
- Olympus America
“Everyone was thoroughly entertained, and the way you brought the audience into your act was great!”
“225 brokers and fund managers learning about the success from a couple of unrelated juggling brother? It was the highest rated program of our conference!”
- Capital Financial Group
“The Raspyni Brothers were excellent!”
- General Electric
“Wonderful. Thank you for being with us. Very, very, funny.”
- President Ronald Reagan
“A perfect ending to a perfect evening.”