Penn & Teller
1/24/2014 at 8 pm
1/25/2014 at 2 pm, 8 pm
Tickets on-sale Friday, October 4 at 10AM
Penn & Teller will bring their irreverent brand of comedy and magic back to Boston for their first engagement in more than 10 Years! The post-modern bad boys of magic will play three performances only, on Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25.
“Our Vegas bosses at Caesars are co-promoting our shows in Boston, which for us is the best of both worlds. When I was growing up in Greenfield, Mass. and Teller was attending Amherst, Boston seemed like a million miles away. Now, that we live in Vegas, Boston is like coming home. Outside of Vegas, we do some of our best shows in Boston and we can't wait to come back home. It's been wicked too long," said Penn Jillette.
For nearly 40 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 Fallon, Friends to The Simpsons, Chelsea Lately to Top Chef, comedy’s only team show no signs of slowing down.
Seven-time winners , including 2013, as “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year,” their 12-year run at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, owned by Caesars Entertainment, 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!” was nominated for 13 Emmys and is the longest-running series in the history of the network. The show tackled the fakes and frauds behind such topics as alien abduction, psychics and bottled water. Their newest television venture, “Penn & Teller Tell A Lie” for the Discovery Channel premiered last October and Penn recently showed his business savvy on the new season of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”
In the UK, they’ve recently completed the first series of their highly –lauded return to British television, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us!” on which up-and-comers and magic veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the duos’ hit Las Vegas stage show.
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 co-wrote and directed the Off-Broadway thriller Play Dead, which received raves from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and has written two books. Penn has written three books, including the New York Times Best Seller, “God No!”, hosted the NBC game show Identity , donned his ballroom shoes for the 2008 season of ABC’s hit Dancing With The Stars and competed on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.
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 video for her #1 song, “Waking Up in Vegas.” In April of this year the pair was honored with their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
$35.00 - $75.00