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Penn Jillette    

Magician, Actor, Musician, Inventor, Television Personality & Best-Selling Author

Penn Jillette is a cultural phenomenon as a solo personality and as half of the world-famous Emmy Award-winning magic duo and Las Vegas headliners Penn & Teller. From humble beginnings busking on the streets of Philadelphia to acclaimed sold–out runs on Broadway to the longest running and one of the most-beloved resident headline acts in Las Vegas history, they continue to redefine the genre of magic.

The current hit series "Penn & Teller: Fool Us!" for The CW Network, on which up-and-comers and magic veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the pair’s hit Las Vegas stage show, was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award and returned for an eighth season in late 2021. TV appearances include everything from "Fallon" to "Friends," "The Simpsons" to "Colbert," "Modern Family" to "Big Bang Theory," plus their own specials for NBC, ABC, PBS and Comedy Central have garnered them an Emmy and a Writer’s Guild Award. The duo has its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The controversial Showtime series, "Penn & Teller: BS!" was nominated for 13 Emmys and was the longest-running series in the history of the network.

In recent years they’ve become acclaimed documentarians with the BAFTA-nominated Sony Pictures Classic release "Tim’s Vermeer." Their other films, the critically lauded feature The Aristocrats and the Showtime short The Gambler’s Ballad, were met with wide praise.

Jillette has written three books, including the New York Times Best Sellers, “God No!” and “Presto." He hosted the NBC game show "Identity" and donned his ballroom shoes for ABC’s hit "Dancing With The Stars." Jillette also showed his business savvy on two seasons of NBC’s "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice."

In 2020, Penn & Teller celebrated 45 years of professional partnership.

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