Penn & Teller Fool Us

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Penn and Teller Fool Us is a magician competition show filmed at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas that pits creative magicians against the wisdom of Penn & Teller. Can any of this episodes magician fool Penn & Teller?

The show is filmed in front of a live studio audience at the Penn & Teller Theatre at the Rio. The stage is transformed into a filming studio that hosts incredible magicians who demonstrate unbelievable magic tricks.

But will they fool Penn & Teller?

From card tricks, stage illusions and mentalism to death-defying escapes, the TV show producers showcase package a diverse range of magicians into one episode. You can find Penn & Teller Fool Us on The CW Network. The show is entering its sixth season.

Each episode wastes no time as the host introduces the first magician. The viewers see a quick video introduction of the magician's unique story, background or most exciting feature.

The magician takes the stage, presenting one piece of magic with Penn & Teller watching their every move. After the magician performs, Penn & Teller take a few moments to discuss possible magic methods as host Alyson Hannigan chats with the magician.

The two banter for a few moments as the magic-duo work out their thoughts and prepare to present their explanation without revealing it to the public. Penn often speaks in "code" so that any magician secrets fly over the heads of muggles and non-magicians alike.

This brings up a common question: Why doesn't Teller the magician talk?

Three magicians each episode and have completed six seasons. Magicians who manage to fool the magician-comedian duo are declared "Foolers" and given a chance to come back to Las Vegas to perform.

The show was created by Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden, & Andrew Golder and debuted in the United Kingdom with original host Jonathan Ross. Production and filming moved to the United States, and production continued with Ross as host for one more season.

Alyson Hannigan has remained the host of Penn & Teller Fool Us since replacing Jonathan Ross in season three.


Yes, Penn & Teller Fool Us Season 8 debuted in January 2021.

Filming and production in Las Vegas at the Penn & Teller Theatre at the Rio Hotel & Casino. Penn & Teller are currently the longest-running headliners to play the same Las Vegas hotel.

Is Penn & Teller Fool Us renewed?

Many people wonder if Penn and Teller Fool Us is still on? Yes, the premiered its eight-season in January 2021 on The CW Network.


Film takes place in the spring but planning begins months earlier. Producers and magicians, Michael Close and the late Johnny Thompson assist each act and makes sure the integrity of every trick is captured on camera.


Magicians share their first hand experiences of filming Penn & Teller Fool Us.


WATCH: Matt Disero's Penn & Teller Fool Us Performance

Matt talks about his experience on Fool Us on the Touring Tricks Podcast, listen here:

Illusionist on Penn & Teller Fool Us Vlog 1:

Ryan Joyce, Magician, Illusionist discusses his experiences with a 10' tall stage illusion and the behind-the-scenes accident that almost ruined his filming


Illusionist on Penn & Teller Fool Us vlog and behind the scenes experience on Penn & Teller Fool Us

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