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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.

Together since 1975, Penn & Teller’s live show spent years on Broadway and is now the longest-running headliner show in Las Vegas where it plays nightly at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The pair has been awarded Las Vegas Magicians of the Year an amazing nine times.

His solo exposure is enormous: from Jimmy Fallon to Howard Stern, from Oprah to Colbert, to the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on "Dancing with the Stars," "The Masked Singer," as a judge on "Britain’s Got Talent," "Saturday Night Live," and hosted the NBC game show "Identity." As part of Penn & Teller, he has appeared on hundreds of shows, from "The Simpsons" and "Friends" to "Billions" and "Young Sheldon." He recently co-wrote an episode of the Emmy-winning Netflix series "Black Mirror."

He created, wrote, and cohosted the controversial Showtime series "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" that was nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards, won him a Writers Guild award and was the longest-running show in the history of the network. He currently co-hosts the CW Network hit competition series "Penn & Teller: Fool Us!" which was nominated for a 2017 Critics’ Choice award. The series returned for a 10th season in October 2023.

A New York Times best-selling author, his latest book is the rollicking crime caper “Random,” set in the underbelly of Las Vegas. His other titles include “Presto!” an insightful and very humorous look at his recent weight loss journey and ”God No! Signs You Might Be an Atheist and Other Magic Tales,” which spent six weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

His weekly podcast, "Penn’s Sunday School," was the No. 1 downloaded podcast on iTunes during its debut week and was named by iTunes as Best New Comedy Podcast.

On the big screen, Penn produced the critically lauded 2005 documentary The Aristocrats, which features over 100 of the biggest names in comedy telling their versions of the dirtiest joke in history. He produced Tim’s Vermeer, which follows the journey of an eccentric inventor determined to solve one of the art world’s oldest mysteries. The Sony Pictures Classis release was nominated for a BAFTA and was shortlisted for the 2014 Oscars. He has recently completed the documentary The Gambler’s Ballad profiling magic legend Johnny Thompson. It premiered on Showtime in early 2018.

As a philanthropist, his efforts have resulted in raising millions of dollars for Las Vegas-based charities AFAN (Aid for AIDS NV) and Opportunity Village. The annual “Penn & Teller’s 13 Bloody Days of Xmas” continues to be the most successful blood drive in the Las Vegas Valley, resulting in an average of 4000 pints donated every holiday season.

Penn & Teller have their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and triumphantly returned to Broadway recently with Penn & Teller On Broadway, which was the highest-grossing non-musical for the entirety of its run.

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