With an amazing seven wins, including 2013, as "Las Vegas Magicians of the Year", their 13-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them one of the longest running and most-beloved shows in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip. Their acclaimed Showtime series, Penn & Teller: BS! was nominated for 13 Emmys and is the longest-running series in the history of the network. The show tackled the fakes and frauds behind such topics as alien abduction, psychics and bottled water.
Currently they have two series airing on television. Penn & Teller: Fool Us! for The CW, on which up-and-comers and magic veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the duos' hit Las Vegas stage show; and as judges on SyFy's Wizard Wars, where magicians are tasked with preparing a magic performance from ordinary everyday objects.
Along the way, they've written three New York Times Best-Sellers, hosted their own Emmy nominated variety show for FX, starred in their own specials for ABC, NBC and Comedy Central and produced the critically lauded feature film documentary The Aristocrats. Their acclaimed documentary, Tim's Vermeer, follows Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison on his quest to discover the methods used by Dutch Master painter Johannes Vermeer. The Sony Pictures Classics film, which was nominated for a BAFTA and shortlisted for the 2014 Oscars, is currently in theaters.
As individuals, they are just as prolific. Teller directed a versions of Macbeth and The Tempest that toured to raves from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, co-wrote and directed the Off-Broadway thriller Play Dead and has written two books. Penn has written three books, including the New York Times Best Seller, "God No!", hosted the NBC game show Identity and donned his ballroom shoes for the 2008 season of ABC's hit Dancing With The Stars. Penn recently showed his business savvy on the past two seasons of NBC's All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
With inclusions in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, as answers on Jeopardy and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, their status as cultural icons and the preeminent duo in comedy was once again reinforced when Katy Perry personally asked them to co-star in the video for her #1 song, "Waking Up in Vegas. In April of last year, Penn & Teller were given their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tickets for Penn & Teller ($39.50 - $99.50) go on sale Friday, November 21st at 10am at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. The box office, located at 1111 Canal St., is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.
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Saenger Theatre & Mahalia Jackson Theater
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