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JohnnyQ
February 23rd, 2017 at 5:18:06 PM permalink
I got an Email through Caesars that they are giving away free tickets to a taping of Penn & Teller's Fool Us show. The premise is aspiring magicians perform before them, and a studio audience, in an effort to fool Penn & Teller. Whether or not they do, P&T give them suggestions and their overall impression of the act. Unfortunately, if P&T where not fooled, they don't explain the secret to the audience.

I'm planning to go but haven't picked a day yet.

Here is a link: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US.
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February 23rd, 2017 at 5:44:42 PM permalink
I watch that show on youtube
Especially the ones where they are fooled
Its a real good show with some impressive talent trying to fool P & T
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February 23rd, 2017 at 6:17:00 PM permalink
I enjoy "Fool Us". It is really interesting when Penn and Teller attempt to communicate to the performer that they know how the illusion was done without giving it away to the audience. A couple of times, the "judge" (apparently, a producer who knows how the illusion works, has had to chime in that P&T were fooled or not. If you fool them, a trophy topped by a big red, "FU" drops from the ceiling.

The tricks range from close-up to big mechanical props. Penn and Teller also perform once per show. I don't know if they tape their one trick each segment, or if they do a bunch then cut them together later.

I always wonder if the illusionist who choose random audience members as part of their performance are actually using plants, despite the affirmation from Penn that performers have to sign off agreeing not to do so.

If you have a choice, try to sit in the lower left section as you face the stage. That is where a lot of the "random" folks are chosen from to assist on stage, probably because it is close to the stairs.

Have fun! Take the kids if it is allowed. They might get picked to help on stage.
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February 23rd, 2017 at 7:11:37 PM permalink
That makes me sad. I reserved a seat to see how it works. It gave me a ticket right away. It says expect to be there for 4 hours. I would like to see how the show is actuslly put together. I have never been to a tv show.

Now I gotta see if I could fly out for 1 day.
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February 23rd, 2017 at 10:36:36 PM permalink
Thanks for the link . I got two tickets for one night, and a friend I forwarded it to got two tix on his Anniversary. I can just see him telling his wife he got her tickets for Penn and Teller for it.
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February 24th, 2017 at 3:18:49 AM permalink
Thanks for the link. Unfortunately for us, the last show on the schedule is a couple of days before our next trip.
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February 24th, 2017 at 6:33:43 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

I always wonder if the illusionist who choose random audience members as part of their performance are actually using plants, despite the affirmation from Penn that performers have to sign off agreeing not to do so.



Good for P&T for prohibiting audience plants. I think all magicians should abide by a code to not use them.
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February 24th, 2017 at 6:40:26 AM permalink
Looks like the last show is on March 22. I'll be in town March 25-29. Shame. I would have gone.
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February 24th, 2017 at 7:57:20 AM permalink
If I was in town then I'd be all over it.

Quote: Wizard

Good for P&T for prohibiting audience plants. I think all magicians should abide by a code to not use them.

On his podcast, Penn mentioned that non-plants work better and provide more natural reactions and better results than plants.
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February 24th, 2017 at 11:16:07 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

If I was in town then I'd be all over it.

On his podcast, Penn mentioned that non-plants work better and provide more natural reactions and better results than plants.



That being said, coming from a magician, I put it in the same category of truthfulness as "Nothing up my sleeve..."
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