Penn & Teller: FOOL US
How often does one get the chance to appear on national television and present world class magic? These opportunities do not come by
very often. When they do, you grab it with both hands. On my return home from Spain, I was presented with the opportunity to appear on a television special with famed magicians Penn & Teller; the show would be called FOOL US.
The context for the show was for British magicians to attempt to fool Penn & Teller with their best effects.
Penn & Teller would then try and work out how the effects were done in front of the live audience. If any magician was successful in fooling the dynamic duo, they would win an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas and appear in Penn & Teller’s live show.
It is well documented that Penn & Teller have a reputation for being the “Bad Boys of Magic”. This all started back in the 1980s with their unconventional approach to magical presentations. I can remember magicians getting bent out of shape because of this. I thought and still think that Penn & Teller are brilliant magicians. I was really excited about appearing on this show and was confident in my ability to showcase my work with class, elegance and dignity.
The host for the show was Jonathan Ross and he was simply brilliant and enthusiastic throughout the whole process.
The team of magicians include Ali Cooke, James Moore, John Archer, Richard Bellars, Rhys and West, Damien Obrien, Benjamin Earle