I’m beyond excited to share with you that I will be back on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, performing on the fifth season of their amazing TV show.
The first 30 second commercial just aired and it kicks off with a slow-motion shot of my hands, followed by the moment where I closed by eyes and leaped into the deck. I won't tell you anything else just yet!
I can’t believe it, but it’s already been three years since my last appearance on season two. That was the first season they filmed in America, after debuting the show in the UK.
The video of my first performance has almost 10 million views and nearly 4,000 comments! My favorite ones are when people tell me that watching the video brings them immense amounts of joy and they’ve watched it 5, 10 or 20 times with their friends and family.
Of course it’s not just the magic, it’s Penn’s reaction to the trick that made this a video worth sharing and watching again. I still can’t believe he put me through all that emotional turmoil!
If you’re an obsessed fan -- as many are -- the Wikipedia entry for their show has details of every episode and every performer. You can also engage with Penn & Teller and all of their fans directly on twitter. Tweet to: @pennjillette, @mrteller and the official show account: @CWPennandTeller.
The trick I performed for Penn & Teller this season is a card trick I created when I was about 18 years old. I debuted the trick at magic conventions around the world and the first time I captured it on video was in 2005 in London, England. I can’t wait to share the original video with you and so much more.
Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and stay tuned for more news, behind-the-scenes info and a dive into my thinking process as I prepared to perform for Penn & Teller a second time!