Penn & Teller

Biography

For 35 years Penn & Teller have defied labels-and at times physics and good taste-- by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.

With sold out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Letterman to Leno, Friends to The Simpsons, Chelsea Lately to Top Chef, comedy's only team show no signs of slowing down.

With an amazing six wins, including 2011, as "Las Vegas Magicians of the Year," their 10-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them one of the longest running and most-beloved shows in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip.

Their acclaimed Showtime series, "Penn & Teller: BS!" has been nominated for 13 Emmys and is the longest-running series in the history of the network. The show tackles the fakes and frauds behind such topics as alien abduction, psychics and bottled water. Their newest television venture, "Penn & Teller Tell A Lie" will premiere on the Discovery Channel on October 5, 2011.

Along the way, they've written three New York Times Best-Sellers, hosted their own Emmy nominated variety show for FX, starred in their own specials for ABC, NBC and Comedy Central and produced the critically lauded feature film documentary The Aristocrats.

As individuals, they are just as prolific. Teller directed a version of Macbeth that toured the East Coast to raves from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and has written two books. Penn has written three books, including the 2011 New York Times Best Seller, "God No!", hosted the NBC game show Identity and donned his ballroom shoes for the 2008 season of ABC's hit Dancing With The Stars.

With inclusions in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, as answers on Jeopardy and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, their status as cultural icons and the preeminent duo in comedy was once again reinforced when Katy Perry personally asked them to co-star in the 2009 video for her #1 song, "Waking Up in Vegas."

Penn, with his wife and two children, and Teller both live in Las Vegas.
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