The Passing Zone has been wowing audiences for decades with hilarious, award-winning performances. They have been finalists on America’s Got Talent, they have performed at the White House, and they hold 4 Guinness World Records. Their combination of comedy, dexterity, danger, and hilarity has audiences on their feet all across the globe.
And now, with The Passing Zone Saves the World, Jon and Owen put the world’s troubles on their shoulders, and attempt to save us all! From what? How do they do it? By temporarily suspending gravity. By turning chainsaws into dance partners rather than tools for wiping out rain forests. Through infectious laughter, not infectious disease.
The Passing Zone saves the world from boredom and the mundane by putting themselves at risk for your amusement!
Imagine a show without hatred, ignorance, and bigotry! Are they superheroes? Or are they just a couple of talented guys who will make you forget your troubles and laugh til your face hurts? Either way, the world becomes a better place while these guys are on stage. So whether your favorite part will be the stun gun, the chainsaws, the superhero capes, or the ping pong balls… save the date, because there’s nothing more important than saving the world!
Owen Morse and Jon Wee met in 1986 at a juggling convention and instantly knew they were destined to be a team. Two weeks after their first show in 1988 they won the Silver Medal at the International Juggler’s Association Teams Competition. In 1989 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 a “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. They were also in the award-winning comedy documentary, The Aristocrats.
The Passing Zone’s first London appearance in 1994 was on the Royal Variety Performance at the Dominion Theatre, performing for Prince Charles and sharing the bill with Tony Bennett and Riverdance. In 1995, they expanded their US national television
audience by passing clubs over the heads of the Miss America Pageant contestants during the swimsuit competition. Most recently, they were finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” where they lost one million dollars to an 11-year old, and earlier this year they performed at the White House.
As you will see, Jon and Owen’s talents are not limited to juggling, and they are known as much for their comedy as their juggling skills. In 1996, they were featured twice on the gala stage at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and have opened for comedians Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and Rita Rudner. 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.”
During their 18 years together, The Passing Zone have been awarded five Guinness World Records and 18 Gold Medals from the International Juggler’s Association.