Owen Morse and Jon Wee met in 1986 at a juggling convention and instantly knew they would make a great 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. In 1992 they 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.
In 2006 they were finalists on Season 1 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” where they lost one million dollars to an 11-year-old, but they won the affection of David Hasselhoff, who claimed to hate all jugglers.
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 Jay Leno, 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.
Jon and Owen on SkillCon:
“We can’t wait to spend some time at SkillCon! Sure, we love the juggling, but we have a sick fascination with anyone who spends countless hours learning skills – especially unusual ones that don’t have an obvious financial payoff! These are our people – from all walks of life, doing all kinds of skills – people who dedicate themselves to mastering a skill. We’re going to see things we’ve never seen, and we are going to be so glad that someone besides us is putting in the hours of practice to master them!”