Showing posts with label Penn and Teller. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Penn and Teller. Show all posts

01 April 2019

April Fool Us Day 2019

From CBS Local:
APRIL FOOLS! — The world-famous team of Penn & Teller prank Chris Hardwick (“Talking Dead”) by turning him into an amazing, world-class magician as they send him to the streets of Vegas to bedazzle the crowds. Original airdate: Monday, April 1st, 2019 @ 9pm


01 April 2018

I'll just leave this here

First, some backstory from Shawn Farquhar's December 9th Facebook post (emphasis mine):
A Letter to the Magic Community...

As Producers of Penn & Teller : Fool Us, our guiding principle is that the show is made "by magicians, for magicians." We have tried to provide a positive Prime Time outlet for magicians everywhere over the course of our 4 seasons on the air - and we've been lucky and successful enough to get an order for Season Five on the CW Network.

As always, our goal is to feature the best and brightest in the magic world, and as such, we'd like to respectfully invite you to submit a recording of a trick you perform that you believe would be good for our show. Highly original presentations and original tricks of all kinds are appreciated.


And here's a not so subtle reminder that my original effect "The Fools' Monte," was well received by (and dare I say fooled) Jeff McBride at the workshop he held at CAM in 2003. 


With that, I'll just leave you this Tweet from Teller:
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All kidding aside, April 2nd at 9pm PST the first annual April Fool Us Day Special will premiere!



From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:

22 October 2017

London Jones in the news

From the article "Calgary girl dubbed London the Magnificent makes famous magician cry" by David Bell in the CBC:
A letter from a nine-year-old Calgary girl who's an aspiring magician to a famous entertainment duo is charming people around the world, after one half of Penn & Teller tweeted it to his two million followers.

Penn Jillette tweeted a photo of the letter — scrawled in pencil and adorned with drawings of playing cards and a rabbit in a hat — writing "Ever have the slightest question of why we do this? Hard to stop crying to type. Women are the future of magic!"

Read more and watch video of London performing the Cups and Balls.




 From the Global Edmonton Facebook page:




From Brent Smith's Facebook page:

From Penn Jillette's Twitter feed:

26 August 2017

Jean-Pierre Parent in the Montreal Times

Congratulations to  Jean-Pierre Parent!

From the Montreal Times:
Montreal Magician Jean-Pierre Parent – In the spirits of Montreal’s 375th anniversary making waves for the metropolis within the four corners of the globe, we can be proud of our people of Quebec, especially those who stand out with art and/or entrepreneurship! Montreal’s very own Jean-Pierre Parent Magician Comedian is a 4th season winner of the prestigious Penn and Teller: Fool Us contest that aired last Thursday, August 17th.

Read more.


Watch on Jean-Pierre Parent's YouTube channel:








22 August 2017

Penn Jillette apologizes to the people of Newfoundland

Penn Jillette's grandfather came from the Conception Bay North area of Newfoundland.


From the CBC:
"I apologize to people of my favorite place, Newfoundland, and my family for screwing up on Real Time," he tweeted. "May I apologize without apologizing or mitigating to the people of Newfoundland. I was wrong. Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong."
Read more.

03 June 2017

One more for "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" season 4

From Richard Forget's Facebook page:

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08 April 2017

Canadians on "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" season 4

Updated November 24th at add Ekatarina, Matthew Johnson, Shin Lim, and Jean-Pierre Parent.

Updated on May 24th to add Richard Forget!

Updated on April 17 to add Yan Markson!

Updated at 1:55pm to add Patrik Kuffs!

Information is slowly leaking about about the contestants on season four of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us."  So far I've spotted Murray Hatfield, Sheldon Casavant, and Patrik Kuffs.  (And a teaser from Shawn Farquhar.)  Tell me, who am I missing from Canada?


From Murray Hatfield's Facebook page:




From Sheldon Casavant's Facebook page:






From Yan Markson's Instagram:




From Richard Forget's Facebook page:

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From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:

07 October 2016

Vitaly Beckman on "Penn and Teller Fool Us" Season 3

Go Canada, go!  Well done Vitaly!

From Frieda Devin's YouTube channel:

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20 September 2016

Neil Croswell on "Penn and Teller Fool Us" Season 3

Continuing the theme of Canadian magicians on "Penn and Teller Fool Us," have a look at Neil Croswell's recent appearance.

From the YouTube channel of Neil Croswell Magic:

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19 September 2016

Greg Frewin on "Penn and Teller Fool Us" Season 3

Watch Greg Frewin's amazing performance on "Penn and Teller Fool Us" Season 3!  (If you think his television performance is breathtaking, I encourage you to see his show live at the Greg Frewin Theatre.)


From the Penn and Teller Fool Us YouTube channel:

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14 September 2016

The Evasons on "Penn and Teller Fool Us" Season 3

Do you know the answer to Clive Court's question, "Can Canada's top mentalists fool Penn and Teller?"

Watch the video below to see why Penn said, "I have never seen better at what you're doing."


From the Evasons' YouTube channel:

06 September 2016

[Guest post] Can Canada's top mentalists fool Penn and Teller?

The following is a guest post from Clive Court.

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MEET THE EVASONS---THEY READ A LOT OF MINDS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. BUT CAN THEY FOOL PENN AND TELLER?

TORONTO,Ont--(Sept.1)   The Evasons are a Toronto couple who make a good living reading the minds of corporate and political leaders on the U.S. East Coast.

On Wednesday, Sept.7, at 8pm.ET, they will challenge the famous Las Vegas magical duo on Penn and Teller:Fool Us! the popular primetime series on the the CW Network.

Recognized as one of the world's top mentalism acts, The Evasons appear to be part of an emerging trend which is bringing more magical and visual entertainers to primetime TV audiences in the United States.

Network TV series like NBC's America's Got Talent, CW's Masters of Illusion, and Penn and Teller:Fool Us! are introducing a greater number of magical and visual entertainers to North American viewers.  This, in turn, has meant more exposure for Canadian magicians.

Why is this?  Because Canadian magical entertainers are ranked among the best in the world by other nations. The Evasons are known worldwide for their second-sight act where a blindfolded Tessa describes in intimate detail the personal items held up by members of the audience.

Although based in Toronto and Annapolis, Maryland (just outside Washington,DC) Jeff and Tessa are in demand around the world as entertainers for major corporate and international conventions.

Born in Toronto, Jeff met Tessa in the early 80s while hosting a fashion show where she was a model. Tessa was working part-time while studying at Ryerson University. They have been together since 1983.



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For further information, photos and video:  Please go to www.evasons.com.

NB.  A great example of a Canadian magician appearing on a US network primetime show was Winnipeg's Darcy Oake introducing guest artists from The Illusionists (on Broadway) on the August 31 edition of America's Got Talent.  Among the other Canadian magicians appearing on US primetime TV this summer were: Shawn Farquhar, Murray SawChuck, and Vitaly Beckman (from Vancouver); Mahdi Gilbert, Neil Croswell, Ryan Joyce, and Matt DiSero (from Toronto); and world-champion magician, Greg Frewin, from Niagara Falls.


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Thank you Clive for guest posting at Canada's Magic!

13 August 2016

Matt Disero will be on "Penn and Teller Fool Us" Season 3


From Matt Disero's Facebook page:
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FINALLY ! I can say that on Aug 17th I'll be performing on Penn and Teller's TV show Fool US, on the CW Network. Shot...
Posted by Matt Disero on Tuesday, 2 August 2016


29 July 2016

Mahdi Gilbert on "Penn and Teller Fool Us" Season 3

A third Canadian magician on Penn and Teller's Fool Us!

Well done Mahdi!  You are truly an inspiration.


Watch on Mahdi Gilbert's YouTube channel:

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23 July 2016

Ryan Joyce on "Penn and Teller Fool Us" Season 3

The US networks are doing a great job of CanCon!

Watch Ryan's outstanding performance on the Penn & Teller Fool Us Season 3 YouTube channel:

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Also watch Ryan's video Behind the Scenes EP 1:

15 July 2016

Shawn Farquhar on "Penn and Teller Fool Us" Season 3

Watch Shawn's awesome second appearance on Penn and Teller's Fool Us!

From the Penn and Teller Fool Us Season 03 YouTube channel:
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08 August 2015

Jay Sankey on Penn and Teller's "Fool Us"

Updated at 6:45pm to add:

According to Jay, he'll be on the August 10th episode of Penn and Teller's "Fool Us."

A little bird told me that we can get CW in Canada with Rogers 570 (PIX-TV) or with Bell (WPIX).  Thanks for the tip Peter!


From Jay Sankey's Twitter feed: