GWAE
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February 24th, 2017 at 11:51:26 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

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



or when a poker player tells you what cards they had after throwing them in the muck
Skeptic
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February 24th, 2017 at 12:22:38 PM permalink
About 20 years ago I went to a P&T show in DC and Teller brought me on-stage for a trick.

I had been out for drinks before the show and REALLY had to go to the bathroom before he called me up. Like REALLY, REALLY had to go to the bathroom. But I persevered and made it through. When the trick was over instead of going back to my seat I walked straight out to find a bathroom. Everyone there thought I was a plant. Probably 10 people asked me if I was, starting right there in the bathroom on through till after the show. I'll never forget that time I almost wet myself on-stage with Penn & Teller - I've never been that close in my entire life.

P.S. during the trick there was a part where I was supposed to stand to the side and watch to make sure no funny-business was going on but I was too tipsy to hear the off-stage guy directing me to my mark on the stage so I stood in the wrong spot and saw how it was all done.
Ayecarumba
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February 24th, 2017 at 2:00:01 PM permalink
Quote: Skeptic

...P.S. during the trick there was a part where I was supposed to stand to the side and watch to make sure no funny-business was going on but I was too tipsy to hear the off-stage guy directing me to my mark on the stage so I stood in the wrong spot and saw how it was all done.



Hehe... That's an awesome story. Unfortunately, that testimony won't hold up in court. I hope that you have kept the secret all this time.

Many moons ago I saw Penn and Teller in a large auditorium in a mid-week show, and had seats in the front of balcony (which was lightly attended). One of the bits involved "Mofo" the psychic gorilla. At one point in the show Teller "vanishes" from the stage and appears with Mofo in the balcony. Since I was sitting up there, I saw Teller slip in, and take his seat, preparing for the next bit. It was fun to be "in on it".
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GWAE
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February 24th, 2017 at 2:25:51 PM permalink
I reserved a ticket for the 18th . Trying to figure out how to get there. I can fly in on Saturday for $50 but can't seem to find a way home for under 100.

I already have a week booked on April 7th so I couldn't really spend 4 days in march. If I could I could fly home tuesday night for 64.
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February 25th, 2017 at 1:06:31 PM permalink
I have been wanting to see Fool Us instead of the P&T act at Rio. I jumped on this opportunity and will be attending on Wednesday the 15th at 7 PM.




Zourah
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February 25th, 2017 at 1:33:24 PM permalink
Wizard ... we are going on March 20 at 1 pm I would love to meet you there.
GWAE
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February 25th, 2017 at 1:53:43 PM permalink
I noticed it says that you should expect to be there 4 hours. I wonder what the delays are.
Johnzimbo
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February 25th, 2017 at 3:28:09 PM permalink
If the show lasts more than four hours get immediate medical help like the commercial says
GWAE
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March 13th, 2017 at 1:09:35 PM permalink
Still trying to get tickets home. I can fly out on Saturday for $30 but tickets home on monday are 149. I can come home tuesday for 30 but I have a meeting that I can not reschedule.
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March 13th, 2017 at 1:49:29 PM permalink
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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.

I did this the first time around they did tapings and it was a tone of fun. I'd definitely recommend it as it's a great show and you get to see the full story (some questions/etc may be left out...). It was really fun to watch Penn and Teller pick the act apart and decipher how it was done and then relate that back to the performer in sort of a "coded" language to let them know "yeah, we get how you did it."

One of the guys did a "naked" trick, and yeah, turns out, he really was naked behind the panel... We also got to sit REALLY close and had a cut away on the TV taping =).

Quote: GWAE

I noticed it says that you should expect to be there 4 hours. I wonder what the delays are.

Typical show taping issues. They had to re-do an intro like 5 times one time, then they do the same take a couple ways so later they can pick which one looks better, etc, etc. So a regular 2 hour show becomes a 4 hour production show...
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