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Penn and Teller        

The Consummate Pairing of Skeptics & Magicians With a Psychotic Twist

Penn & Teller call themselves "a couple of eccentric guys who have learned how to do a few cool things." Since first teaming up in 1975, when they combined Teller's silent, occasionally creepy, magic with Penn's clown college education and juggling expertise, the two have created an entertainment success story that went from the streets to small clubs to national theater tours, to their own multi-year show in Vegas.

After 35 years with sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Letterman to Leno, Friends to the Simpsons, Chelsea Lately to Top Chef, the duo show no signs of slowing down.

With an amazing five wins as "Las Vegas Magicians of the Year," their almost 10-year run in Las Vegas makes them one of the longest running and most beloved shows in Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip.

Their acclaimed Showtime series, Penn & Teller: BS! is the network's longest-running series, and has received 13 Emmy nominations. On the show, Penn & Teller deliver a high-octane, weird, wacky, entertaining journey through some bizarre territory that no one else is brave enough to touch. Confirmed skeptics, these magicians are big fans of the art of debunking. Subjects of their popular series have ranged from alien abduction, alternative medicine, ESP, the War on Drugs, and organic food, to animal rights, gun control and bottled water.

Penn & Teller have also written three best-selling books, Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends, How to Play with Your Food, and How to Play in Traffic; and penned pieces in outlets ranging from The New York Times to Playboy.

Their understanding of magic and their ability to relate to audiences has also gotten them serious academic attention. They serve as Visiting Scholars at MIT, that school's highest honor, and have lectured at Oxford University and the Smithsonian Institution. In 2001, they received the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award and were recently named two of the funniest people alive in Entertainment Weekly's 50 Greatest Comedians Today issue. This year, Penn will get to show off a new set of skills as a contestant on the newest season of "Celebrity Apprentice."

They redefined the genre of magic and invented their own very distinct niche in comedy, becoming cultural icons in the process.

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A Conversation With Penn & Teller: 35 Years of Magic and BS

They defy labels, and at times, good taste. They’ve performed together for over 30 years; skewering the genre of magic, their sold-out audiences, and themselves -- very often all at the same time, within one mind-boggling evening.

A truly unique offering on the lecture circuit, Penn & Teller give a funny, informative and revealing overview of their careers as skeptics, libertarians and magicians who have invented their own very distinct niche in comedy. No topic is out of bounds for Penn & Teller! During each lecture, Penn & Teller offer audience members a moderated presentation with audience participation as well as engaging and interactive audience Q & A sessions and tricks.

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Photos: Magicians Penn & Teller get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Penn & Teller were honored with the 2,494th star for their achievement in the category of Live Performance. The star is steps away from the star of the legendary ...

Penn & Teller, Amy Schumer coming to Horseshoe Casino | ICYMI

Penn & Teller are coming to Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati's Pavilion at 8 p.m. ... Tickets for Penn & Teller are $42-$52 plus fees, while tickets are $38-$48 plus ...

Silent Partner of Penn & Teller Sounds Off | Variety

“I had always liked the idea of working silent,” Teller says. “I was just interested in the idea that since magic was deception and lying, it was just an interesting ...

Penn & Teller reveal the craziest tricks from their upcoming Broadway show
Watch Penn and Teller Reveal Trade Secrets on 'Corden' - Rolling ...

Penn and Teller performed and deconstructed their classic body separation illusion, "Lift Off of Love" of 'The Late Late Show With James Corden.'

Watch Penn and Teller Reveal Trade Secrets on 'Corden' - Rolling ...

Penn and Teller performed and deconstructed their classic body separation illusion, "Lift Off of Love" of 'The Late Late Show With James Corden.'

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