For more than 40 years, comedy-illusion duo Penn and Teller have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste—by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own distinct niche in comedy. Since coming together in 1975, they’ve had sold out tickets to Broadway shows, embarked on world tours, appeared in Emmy-winning TV specials, and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Known for Penn’s sarcastic cynicism, Teller’s silly silence, and for supposedly revealing the secrets to their tricks, the “Bad Boys of Magic” have created one of the most unique illusionist shows to ever take the stage.
Penn and Teller met in the mid-1970s and performed their first show together in 1975. From the late ‘70s to the early ‘80s, they performed as a trio with their friend Wier Chrisemer, until he decided to quit show business and left them as a duo. By the late ‘80s, they had shows on both Off- Broadway and Broadway, appeared on countless late-night talk shows, and won an Emmy for the PBS special, Penn & Teller Go Public. Since then, they’ve become one of the most recognized acts in comedy and magic, with the longest running show in Las Vegas history. They returned to Broadway in 2015 with a show that ultimately became the highest-grossing non-musical during its run. Get tickets to see this iconic duo in Vegas or as they pop up across the country in 2018 in cities like Houston, Texas and Spokane, Washington.Back to top