13 of the Funniest Jokes, Gags and Tricks From Penn & Teller
Since the 1970s, Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller have performed not just astonishing acts of magic but hilarious ones, too. Their combined prowess as magicians, paired with Penn’s gift of gab and Teller’s lack thereof, has led them to not only packed houses in Las Vegas but also numerous comedic TV shows and cameo spots.
To celebrate these magical funnymen and self-proclaimed hucksters, we present some of their funniest moments…
The Vanishing Chicken
On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Penn & Teller taught the audience the true definition of misdirection with the help of a chicken.
Lift Off of Love
On The Late Late Show with James Corden, Penn & Teller not only did a wonderful musical number/trick but showed you how it’s done.
On ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’
Penn & Teller played characters that live in Limbo, which just happened to be located in Sabrina’s closet.
On a talk show appearance with Jonathan Ross, Penn & Teller showed off a new, safer (by comparison) version of Russian Roulette.
Per the music video, only one group can out-trick Penn & Teller: Run DMC.
When They Met Scooby-Doo
When They Teamed Up with Piff the Magic Dragon and Matt Franco
The duo teamed up with Piff the Magic Dragon and Matt Franco on America’s Got Talent to bring some holiday cheer to the judges.
Teller the Blockhead
To promote Penn & Teller’s Bullshit, the duo appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien to do a publicity stunt featuring Teller’s head stuck in a concrete block.
Hold Your Breath
Penn performed a simple card trick as Teller was totally fine within a flooded tank. Eventually.
When They Went to Springfield
On The Simpsons, Homer interrupted Penn & Teller’s performance, which revealed a terrible Teller secret.
Throwing Knives with Conan O’Brien
On Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Penn volunteered Conan as a blindfolded target for a knife-throwing trick.
As Drew Carey’s Lawyers
On the will-never-find-it-on-streaming Drew Carey Show, Penn & Teller played Drew’s lawyers, Fenn and Geller, to defend him during a lawsuit. How could he lose?
Proving That They’re the Best Magicians in the World
Eat your heart out, David Copperfield! On Saturday Night Live, Penn & Teller proved that they’re the best magicians in the world by defying gravity.