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Penn & Teller

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About

Bringing together comedy and magic

Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller (now known professionally and personally by his surname only) met in 1975, introduced by Weir Chrisemer. Eventually becoming one of the globes most recognisable double acts, their early years included Chrisemer, who provided the duo with musical accompaniment to their blend of comedy and magic. Chrisemer left the troupe in 1981, with Penn and Teller going on to cite differences in belief as the reason.

The pair moved forward, quickly establishing their own brand of entertainment. Their off-Broadway performances provided them with instant cult status, securing them a PBS special, Penn & Teller Go Public in 1985. Full Broadway productions followed, as did regular guest spots on TV with Jay Leno and David Letterman.

Subsequent guest appearances included cameo spots on Friends, The Simpsons and Modern Family, among others. They also appeared in the music video for Katy Perry's Waking Up In Vegas.

Alongside a plethora of TV appearances, Penn & Teller tour heavily across the United States and further afield. They also hold the accolade of being one of the longest running headline acts in Las Vegas history for their 19-year run at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

In 2003, they launched their Penn & Teller: BS! TV series. The show garnered a total of 16 Emmy Award nominations and went on to become the longest running series in the history of the Showtime network.

As a duo, they have also released a number of New York Times Bestsellers, starred in specials for major networks across the United States, and produced acclaimed documentaries including The Aristocrats and the BAFTA-nominated Tim’s Vermeer.

In the UK, Penn & Teller formed the centrepiece of the Jonathan Ross-hosted ITV series Penn & Teller Fool Us!, as well as hosting Penn & Teller Tell A Lie on Discovery, and Channel 5's Fool Us in Vegas. The pair also co-created the West End production, Magic Goes Wrong, alongside Mischief Theatre.

Following a triumphant six-week return to Broadway, in 2020 the duo announced The First Final UK Tour, taking to the UK in June 2021. They confirmed that the run of dates would include six consecutive nights at London's Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.

FAQS

Penn & Teller have announced UK shows throughout June 2021.

Penn & Teller will perform in the following towns and cities:

  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • London (6 shows)

Tickets for Penn & Teller's UK headline shows are available from 10:00 on Friday 9 October 2020.