PENN & TELLER
The Bad Boys of Magic
Penn & Teller (Penn Jillette and Teller) are American magicians and entertainers who have performed together since the late 1970s, and are widely considered the most successful magicians of their time.
Together since 1975, Penn & Teller debuted in Las Vegas in 1993 and have been performing at the Rio since 2001. They are currently the longest-running headliners to play in the same Las Vegas hotel.
The two are winners of an Emmy, Obie, and Writer’s Guild Award and also have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Their Showtime series, "Penn & Teller: BS!" was the network's longest-running series and was nominated for 16 Emmy awards. Their current show on TV “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on The CW, has been credited with launching the careers of many new magicians. On top of all these accolades, Penn & Teller had three successful Broadway runs and three sold-out tours of England. Entertainment Weekly also included them on its "50 Funniest Comedians Alive" list.
Fun facts: Penn attended Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Clown College. And contrary to Teller’s silence, he actually taught Latin class in high school. They've also played their animated selves twice on “The Simpsons.”