“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” recently kicked off its second season, and today we heard from Penn Jillette, magician and one of the show’s executive producers. Jillette tells us if he thought the show would last this long and how consistently impressed he is with the contestants. Here’s more about the show:
“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” is a one-hour competition series celebrating magic and featuring the legendary duo Penn & Teller.
On each episode, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Penn & Teller see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. The live studio audience knows there are no camera tricks, secret edits or helpful camera cuts. This is all real magic.
Hosted by actress Alyson Hannigan (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “How I Met Your Mother”), “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” is created and executive produced by Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden (“Penn & Teller’s BS – Showtime,” “P&T Tell A Lie”) and Andrew Golder (“Win Ben Stein’s Money,” “Solitary”), in association with 1/17 PRODUCTIONS and September Films (part of DCD Media).
For over 45 years Penn & Teller have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste– by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.
With sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Fallon to Friends, The Simpsons to Colbert, Modern Family to Big Bang Theory, comedy’s most enduring team show no signs of slowing down.
“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” airs Mondays at 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET on the CW.