CHARLIE FRYE & CO.
Acknowledging America's rich vaudeville tradition, Charlie Frye & Company synthesize virtuosic skills and a passionate love of their art into something classic yet undeniably fresh -- something that astounds even as it entertains.
For the last twenty-odd years (some odder than others), Charlie and his wife Sherry have been delighting audiences worldwide with their singular blend of silent comedy, magic, juggling, slapstick, and acrobatics. Charlie is often compared to classic comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel and Dick Van Dyke. He plays the rubber-faced, put-upon juggler magician. Sherry plays his elaborately bored, beautiful assistant. Charlie amazes; Sherry yawns.
Together, they have thrilled audiences around the world --Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia -- in many exotic venues. Return engagements are common; so are appearances before distinguished audiences such as the Royal family of Monaco, and the Sultan of Malaysia.
Besides being one of the world’s most sought after American specialty acts, they are also in constant demand throughout the United States, where they were named Las Vegas’ Specialty Act of the Year for their star billing in the Folies Bergere. Other prestigious appearances have included opening for Liza Minnelli, starring in the internationally syndicated television special, "The World's Top Shows", and a featured appearance in Tom Hanks' film, "That Thing You Do."Recent honors include the coveted 2015 Ken Dodd Comedy Award in England, and the 2015 Award of Excellence from the International Jugglers’ Association. Renowned throughout the world for the versatility of his talent, when it comes to combining world class juggling, sleight of hand, and physical comedy, no one does it better.