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Comedic Duo Penn & Teller
Bring Their Las Vegas Magic Show to Nashville
 
Penn & TellerThe award-winning comedic duo Penn & Teller bring their hit Las Vegas Magic show to Nashville for one night only at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on Friday, Oct. 27.

For over 40 years, Penn & 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.

With sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy Award-winning TV specials, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hundreds of outrageous appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “Friends,” “The Simpsons,” “The Colbert Report,” “Modern Family,” and “Top Chef,” comedy’s most enduring team shows no signs of slowing down.

With an amazing eight wins as “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year,” their 16-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them the longest-running and one of the most beloved headline acts in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip.

Their acclaimed Showtime series, “Penn & Teller: BS!” was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards and is the longest-running series in the network’s history. The show tackled the fakes and frauds behind such topics as alien abduction, psychics and bottled water.

Currently, the duo hosts the hit series “Penn & Teller: Fool Us!” for The CW Network, on which up-and-comers and magic veterans try to fool them for a chance to star in their Las Vegas stage show.

Along the way, Penn & Teller have written New York Times best-sellers, hosted an Emmy-nominated variety show for FX, starred in specials for ABC, NBC and Comedy Central and produced the critically-acclaimed feature film documentary, “The Aristocrats.” Their acclaimed documentary, “Tim’s Vermeer,” follows Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison on his quest to discover the methods used by Dutch Master painter Johannes Vermeer. The Sony Pictures Classics film was nominated for a BAFTA and shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Awards.

As individuals, they are just as prolific. Teller directed versions of “Macbeth” and “The Tempest” that toured to rave reviews from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, co-wrote and directed the Off-Broadway thriller “Play Dead” and wrote two books. Penn has written three books, including the New York Times best-seller, “God No!,” hosted the NBC game show “Identity” and was a contestant on the 2008 season of ABC’s hit “Dancing with the Stars.” Penn recently appeared on two seasons of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”

Penn & Teller triumphantly returned to Broadway last summer in a smash six-week engagement that USA Today called, “deliciously unsettling.” It was the highest-grossing non-musical on Broadway for its run.
 
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