Posts tagged as: Penn & Teller

Penn & Teller to join Hollywood Walk of Fame

Penn & Teller to join Hollywood Walk of Fame

Six-time Las Vegas Magicians of the Year and Emmy Award winners Penn & Teller will be inducted on Friday into an exclusive club of entertainers. The stars from the Rio will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Magic Castle, located down Hollywood Boulevard from where the star will be [...]

Vegas Weekender: Penn & Teller, Pools Clubs and Pub Crawls

Vegas Weekender: Penn & Teller, Pools Clubs and Pub Crawls

This weekend, your options in Las Vegas  are all over the place: There are plenty of comedy shows, nightclub guests aplenty and pool clubs are starting to open. There’s also Downtown Pub Crawl for those that want to get in touch with classic Vegas over some drinks. Shows Penn & Teller don’t put on an ordinary [...]

Penn Jillette talks ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Penn Jillette talks ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com The new season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” premieres Feb. 19, and this time Las Vegas magician Pen Jillette is one of the 18 celebrities competing on the show. For those of you unfamiliar with the reality TV show, “Celebrity Apprentice” features a group of contestants (musicians, actors, comedians, TV stars and [...]

It’s National Magic Week – and Las Vegas is the most magical place on earth!

It’s National Magic Week – and Las Vegas is the most magical place on earth!

Do you believe in magic? An evening of trickery is the perfect pursuit if you plan on visiting Las Vegas for Halloween weekend. In fact, National Magic Week, as proclaimed by the Society of American Magicians, takes place Oct. 25-31. It’s a fitting period because the holiday of haunting is also the deathiversary of the [...]

Weekender: Make it a Vegas Father’s Day with hearty meals, laughs and entertainment

Weekender: Make it a Vegas Father’s Day with hearty meals, laughs and entertainment

It’s Father’s Day weekend, so why not come to Vegas and make sure Dad has a good time? He’ll certainly appreciate some of the Father’s Day specials going on around town, or simply to visit some of the city’s finest and funniest entertainment. Tacos & Tequila at the Luxor is serving up two-for-one margaritas and [...]

Penn & Teller are having a ball (& cup) exposing the secrets of magic. Or is their exposé simply an illusion?

Penn & Teller are having a ball (& cup) exposing the secrets of magic. Or is their exposé simply an illusion?

By Aleza Freeman (aleza.freeman@vegas.com) Vegas.com Revealing the secret behind an illusion is typically frowned upon in the world of magic. So how is it that Penn Jillette and magic partner Teller get away with breaking the rules? The truth is: They didn’t always. “We pull that off because we became successful,” admits Teller. Both magicians [...]

Teller talks

Teller talks

It’s Penn Jillette who does most, if not all of the talking in the magic show Penn & Teller at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas. But the quieter half of the duo actually has a lot of things to say: On being the quiet one … “If it needs to be talked about, it’s [...]

Q & A with Penn Jillette

Q & A with Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette, the taller, more talkative half of comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, performs in their show six nights a week at the Rio Hotel and Casino. (Read more about Penn & Teller’s show at the Rio). When he’s not busy entertaining Vegas audiences, he also finds time in his busy schedule to work [...]

Revealing the Las Vegas Magician

Revealing the Las Vegas Magician

He makes people scream and throw their drinks in the air. Sometimes they fall out of their seats. And sometimes they stare at him with sort of a glazed, unemotional look. Then suddenly, the wheels start turning, and their jaw goes slack and drops open. Those are the moments he lives for, when he gets [...]

Johnny Thompson: The magician’s magician

Johnny Thompson: The magician’s magician

Just about everyone has heard of Las Vegas magicians Siegfried & Roy, Lance Burton, Criss Angel and Penn & Teller. But what about their go-to guy Johnny Thompson? Thompson is a consultant to many of magic’s greats. In fact, Monte Carlo headlining magician Lance Burton’s first visit to Las Vegas was on a road trip [...]

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