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Penn & Teller

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    Penn & Teller are a couple of eccentric guys who have learned how to do a few cool things. Together since 1975, their award-winning theater show has been a long running hit on and off-Broadway. The duo keeps a busy touring schedule, performing live more than 100 times this year alone. After playing small clubs, theaters and the Renaissance Fair circuit, Penn & Teller's off-beat brand of magic and comedy gained national attention when their stage show opened off-Broadway in 1985, leading to appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, and Miami Vice.

    In 1987 their stage show moved to Broadway, the first of two successful runs. Favorite guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Live! with Regis & Kathie Lee, Penn & Teller have made dozens of television appearances including, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Today Show and Saturday Night Live. Penn & Teller are also frequent guests on several popular television series, having appeared as Drell and Skippy in the hit ABC series Sabrina, The Teenage Witch; as attorneys Fenn & Geller on The Drew Carey Show; as well as appearances on Friends, Dharma & Greg, Babylon 5, Home Improvement and The Simpsons.

    The 1985 PBS special, Penn & Teller Go Public, won two Emmys and the International Golden Rose. Other television projects have included the recent Emmy nominated variety series Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular, the ABC special Penn & Teller's Home Invasion, the Showtime movie Penn & Teller's Invisible Thread, the NBC special Don't Try This At Home, the PBS Children's series Behind The Scenes, and The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller and Penn & Teller's Phobophilia, both for Britain's Channel 4. Penn & Teller Get Killed, directed by Arthur Penn, saw the pair in their big screen debut. Penn & Teller can currently be seen in Walt Disney's Fantasia 2000. Penn & Teller have written two best-selling books, Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends,and How To Play With Your Food.

    Their newest book, How To Play In Traffic, is a collection of practical jokes, miracles and anecdotes that makes travel funnier than ever before. The duo serve as Visiting Scholars at MIT, which is the highest honor bestowed by the school and have lectured at the Smithsonian Institute and Oxford University. Penn & Teller were recently named two of the funniest people alive in Entertainment Weekly's "50 Greatest Comedians Today" issue.

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