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  Penn & Teller | BIOGRAPHY
By 1985, Penn and Teller were receiving rave reviews for their Off Broadway show and Emmy award-winning PBS special, “Penn and Teller Go Public.” In 1987, they began the first of two successful Broadway runs.
Penn and Teller’s understanding of magic and their ability to relate to audiences has also garnered serious academic attention.
Penn and Teller are now appearing nightly (except Tuesdays) in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
www.pennandteller.com /03/coolstuff/bio.html   (398 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Penn Jillette
Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts,) is an American illusionist and comedian known for his work with fellow illusionist Teller as Penn and Teller.
Teller (born Raymond Joseph Teller on February 14, 1948) is an American magician, best known as the smaller, silent half of the comedy magic duo known as Penn and Teller.
Penn Jillette is one member -- the big loud guy who talks -- of the top magic and comedy act "Penn and Teller." The duo are among the most successful magicians and entertainers in the world.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Penn-Jillette   (2588 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Penn and Teller
Penn and Teller are a two-man illusionist and comedy team from the United States, comprised of Penn Jillette and Teller.
Penn and Teller conduct informal experiments, freely admitting that they are often unscientific and geared toward comedy and satire.
Penn and Teller often close with an impassioned ethical plea against the subject matter near the end of the show as to why this particular belief is harmful and should be resisted.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Penn-and-Teller   (3190 words)

  
 Penn & Teller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Penn and Teller are an illusionist and comedy duo from the United States.
Their tricks include Teller hanging upside-down over a bed of spikes in a straitjacket, Teller drowning in a huge container of water, Teller being run over by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer, Teller swinging over bear-traps on a trapeze, and knives going through Penn's hands.
Penn and Teller perform their own adaptation of the famous bullet catch illusion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Penn_and_Teller   (982 words)

  
 Penn and Teller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Moreover, it is Teller, the mute and cute one, who does the deed, tentatively coaxing the long-eared bit of white fluff into a paper bag as he smilingly coaxes complicity from the audience.
Penn, the seemingly mean one with the voice as big as he is, isn't even on stage at the time.
Penn and Teller don't dodge the bullet -- whether they're opening the raincoat on their ruses or shooting each other in the mouth.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/theater/98/02/05/PENN_AND_TELLER.html   (648 words)

  
 Penn and Teller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Penn and Teller are a two-man magic and comedy team specializing in gory tricks and pranks who have become associated with skepticism and Las Vegas.
Penn Fraser Jillette the talking magician is the larger the two (6'6"/1.98 m to Teller's 5'9"/1.75 and was born March 5 1955 in Greenfield Massachusetts.
Penn is just as loud as ever, and Teller (seen in many of the photos) wears his trademark blank smile.Most books on magic and ``tricks'' tend to be frustratingly dull,...
www.freeglossary.com /Penn_and_Teller   (677 words)

  
 Theater |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Especially the six-and-a-half-foot-tall, 280-pound, ponytailed Penn, whose ability to overcompensate effortlessly for the relative meekness of his silent partner Teller with an endless barrage of verbiage is matched only by the expansiveness of his Dennis Miller—like vocabulary.
He then adds that Penn and Teller have opted to move “out of the field of magic and into the field of religion — it’s a lateral move.” The trick itself is rather mundane, but the way it’s framed is both amusing and provocative.
Penn and Teller replace the cloth with an American flag, the paper with a copy of the Bill of Rights, and the magic wand with a lighter.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/arts/theater/documents/00611225.htm   (878 words)

  
 Penn and Teller Hate Juggling... As Much As Magic
Penn admits that juggling technique has improved greatly since the days when he was juggling for a living, but he doesn't like the way the public's perception of juggling has changed.
Penn as the talker and Teller remaining mute made sense to them from the very beginning, and was based on their prior experiences.
Unless they are careful, Penn and Teller are going to continue climbing in popularity by doing the same things that have gotten them this far, mixing comedy, magic, juggling, and anything else they jolly well please into the hottest show around.
www.juggling.org /jw/91/2/penn-teller.html   (2102 words)

  
 Picturing Justice. Penn and Teller's Bullshit! Magic, Consumer Advocacy and Law by Christine Corcos
Penn and Teller, who clearly know that the issue is complicated, drop the issue at that point, and that point is where I see a problem.
The problem that I have with Penn and Teller's show is that the objections they raise to designer water, séances, and a prohibition against second-hand smoke may lead some of their converts to demand the intervention of the law to deal with the problems.
Penn and Teller could deepen and sharpen the debate by extending it by inviting along some thoughtful commentators and by giving them more airtime than such folks currently get on talk shows and pseudo-investigative programs.
www.usfca.edu /pj/bullshit_corcos.htm   (1279 words)

  
 CNN.com - You can't get manure past Penn & Teller - Feb. 12, 2003
Penn and Teller: Telling it like it is with a new Showtime show.
Costumed in their gray three-piece suits, Penn and Teller strive to make the audience see how magic is, so to speak, easily explainable (poppycock).
During Penn's excited outbursts, the seemingly pint-size Teller stands by silently, often wearing the sly smile that seems borrowed from a Dr. Seuss character.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/12/apontv.penn.teller.ap/index.html   (787 words)

  
 DVD Review: Penn and Teller Bullshit
Penn Jillette is the speaking member of Penn and Teller, the front man if you will.
Teller (Raymond Joseph Teller) is the short, silent member of this pair of magicians turned truth seekers.
Penn and Teller Bullshit is a must see before you shell out a grand for someone to find the ‘power corner’ of your room.
www.cheap-dvds-advisor.com /penn-and-teller-bullshit.html   (905 words)

  
 Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Start the Penn and Teller's Smoke and Mirrors article or add a request for it.
Look for "Penn and Teller's Smoke and Mirrors" in Wiktionary, our sister dictionary project.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Penn_&_Teller's_Smoke_and_Mirrors   (206 words)

  
 Penn and Teller FAQ
Penn stated he and Teller were a team known as "Luther", then proceeded to show varied firearms to the two main characters.
Penn was supposedly locked in a motel across from Ralph's office and was given a stack of new records from the label to listen to each day, as part of a 10th Anniversary gimmick for the label.
Penn Jillette and Teller are popular magicians and performers who have written two books, starred in a major motion picture, have appeared in numerous television specials, appear regularly on Late Show with David Letterman, and tour regularly.
www.cs.uu.nl /wais/html/na-dir/penn-n-teller-faq.html   (5919 words)

  
 Penn & Teller Tickets - Penn and Teller Las Vegas\
Penn and Teller are a two-man magic and comedy team, specializing in gory tricks (in which the mechanisms of the illusions are fully revealed) and clever pranks, who have become associated with Las Vegas and skepticism.
Penn Fraser Jillette, the talking magician, is the larger of the two (6'6"/1.98 m to Teller's 5'9"/1.75 m), and was born March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Penn appeared as "Drell" on the TV series Sabrina the Teenage Witch and was a voice announcer for the U.S. based cable network Comedy Central in the early 1990s.
www.bestshowticketslasvegas.com /penn-and-teller-vegas-tickets.asp   (1858 words)

  
 Penn and Teller: Bullsh*t
Penn was notably outraged, the risk of very real and serious damage was there yet no warning where given to the parents.
Teller often works his magic in the background behind Penn, while one partner explains the fraud the other makes light of the topic.
The backdrop for the Penn and Teller segments is a simple white room.
www.hometheaterinfo.com /penn_and_teller_bullsht.htm   (858 words)

  
 Penn & Teller -- Libertarian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
"Penn and Teller" are among the most successful magicians and entertainers in the world.
Penn Jillette -- the big loud guy who talks -- is also the official voice of the Comedy Channel.
Teller is a Mencken Research Fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute.
www.self-gov.org /celebs/PennTeller.html   (447 words)

  
 Penn And Teller Las Vegas - TravelNice.com
Penn & Teller's Magic Show at Rio Hotel Casino is live show has been a hit on Broadway and around the country and now has a permanent home in Las Vegas here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
The Penn & Teller show is an edgy mix of comedy and magic involving knives, guns, fire, a gorilla and a showgirl.
Penn & Teller's hilarious and outrageous appearances on their own Emmy-winning shows as well as "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Hollywood Squares" had Entertainment Weekly call them two of the funniest comedians alive today.
www.travelnice.com /penn-and-teller-las-vegas.html   (525 words)

  
 Penn and Teller's Bullshit
Penn and Teller's Bullshit is one of the most provocative shows on television today.
However, Penn and Teller, maintain an aura of skepticism (which is notably different from cynicism), and approach a lot of these issues from an unbiased, well educated view.
Penn and Teller dismantle the idiot thoughts behind the "end of the world".
www.abrokencrate.com /burninate/viewnews.cgi?id=EpAApAlZuVgdmkAkfj&tmpl=[badasstropica]   (974 words)

  
 Penn & Teller - Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau
Penn and Teller are a couple of eccentric guys who have learned how to do a few cool things.
Penn and Teller are also frequent guests on several popular television series, having appeared as Drell and Skippy in the hit ABC series Sabrina, The Teenage Witch; as attorneys Fenn and Geller on The Drew Carey Show; as well as appearances on Friends, Dharma and Greg, Babylon 5, Home Improvement and The Simpsons.
Penn and Teller were recently named two of the funniest people alive in Entertainment Weekly's "50 Greatest Comedians Today" issue.
www.leadingauthorities.com /18661/_Penn_&_Teller.htm   (385 words)

  
 Penn & Teller Tickets Las Vegas Show Tickets - At Onlineseats
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The Penn & Teller show is an edgy mix of comedy and magic involving knives, guns, fire, a gorilla and a showgirl.
Penn & Teller's hilarious and outrageous appearances on their own Emmy-winning shows as well as "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Hollywood Squares" had Entertainment Weekly call them two of the funniest comedians alive today.
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 Penn and Teller - Citysearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The common perception of Penn and Teller is that the duo is a highly-successful magic act dressed up in post-modern duds.
What's made Penn and Teller into pop-cultural icons is a very healthy skepticism, a question-the-answers attitude that -hopefully -carries over into the audience.
Where David Copperfield and his ilk seek to manipulate audiences into being dazzled, Penn and Teller gleefully encourage spectators to think outside of the normal parameters.
lasvegas.citysearch.com /profile/11295997   (478 words)

  
 Penn And Teller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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 MilkandCookies - Penn And Teller
Penn and Teller debunk a lot of what they find in The Bible.
Penn and Teller debunk the myth of profanity.
Penn and Teller introduce you to Bruce, who is a survivalist and is going to extend the human race following nuclear holocaust...
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 CNN.com - Penn & Teller: Living it up in Sin City - Jul. 30, 2003
Penn & Teller may look reasonable, but don't like the dapper dress fool you: these magicians will go to the edge.
Penn & Teller are proud to work in Sin City.
After all, these are two guys whose tricks have included catching bullets in their teeth, threatening to impale one member on spikes and appearing to put a bunny through a wood chipper, all to the rhythm of Penn's carny-barker patter and Teller's stoic, silent irreverence.
us.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/29/penn.teller   (915 words)

  
 Penn & Teller Links
Penn and Teller are all over the web but here are a few of my favorite sites.
Penn served as "honorary chairjuggler" for this event.
Penn & Teller revive and reinvent the TV variety how through their upcoming cable series 'Sin City Spectacular': By Scott Dickensheets of The Las Vegas Sun.
home.sprynet.com /~ashmuel/ptlinks.htm   (602 words)

  
 Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education
as Vegas headliners Penn and Teller are often described as the "bad boys of magic." You could also call them the "bad boys of libertarianism" -- since both the bigger, louder half (Penn Jillette) and the smaller, silent half (Raymond Joseph Teller) of the award-winning magic team are self-proclaimed libertarians.
Penn and Teller's act includes shadow puppets, goldfish, a wood chipper, a gorilla, broken glass bottles (which they juggle), and their famous Magic Bullet Trick.
Penn and Teller are also the authors of the books Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends (1989), How to Play With Your Food (1992), and How to Play in Traffic (1997).
www.theadvocates.org /celebrities/penn-teller.html   (878 words)

  
 Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other.
Teller talks at the end of the movie, which for many people was the first time they had ever heard the magician's voice.
Being a big Penn and Teller fan, and after hearing about this movie I was looking forwards to seeing it, and was gratified when, on a lonely Friday night, I saw it was showing on TV.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0098073   (320 words)

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