Archive for the 'Teller' Category

Penn And Teller Backstage At The Tonight Show

Posted by Michael on July 6th, 2018

The Roots’ Questlove is one of the best audiences in television for magicians… because they seem to scare heck out of him! When Penn and Teller made an appearance on The Tonight Show earlier in the week he was the natural target volunteer for their backstage antics.

Speaking of the boys, Teller’s Twitter feed has reported he is doing well after surgery earlier this week. iTricks hopes you feel better soon!

And we hope all y’all iTrickster have a great (and safe) weekend!

Teller Talks Macbeth To Chicago ABC 7 [You Are Warned... He Talks]

Posted by Michael on May 4th, 2018

Chicago’s ABC 7 WLS speaks to Teller about the production of Macbeth he is co-directing for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Seriously, this might spoil things for you so you might want to hit pause now! Normally we want you to watch the stories we share, but if you want to preserve the mystery presented by Teller on stage in his silent persona we understand. You can’t unhear it after all.

Happy Birthday Teller!

Posted by Michael on February 14th, 2018

To most of the world it is Valentine’s Day, but to the magic world it is Teller’s birthday! So we are leading off with a video he did for Reader’s Digest a few years back just to highlight the genius that is the silent half of Penn and Teller.

Happy Birthday Teller!

Posted by Michael on February 14th, 2015

iTricks wants to extend warm birthday wishes to Teller. Just this last year he has made news as performer, director and even plaintiff but more important to us, he is an icon in the world of magic.

To help everyone celebrate with Teller, we are passing along something unique. When Bob Gourley was brought up on stage to be a participant in Penn and Teller’s famous bullet catch, they allowed him to record the experience through his Google Glass. This is the closest most of will ever come to the full Penn and Teller experience (with the possible exception of a bootleg copy of Penn and Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors), so enjoy.

Teller Victorious

Posted by Michael on October 7th, 2014

It would appear that Teller’s lawsuit against Gerard Dogge regarding Teller’s copyrighted Shadows effect has finally come to and end, with Teller being awarded over half a million dollars, including $15,00 in damages, and injunction against Dogge. There is a very readable summary of the results on The Hollywood Reporter’s website. Of particular interest to magic inventors may be that Dogge is not prevented from selling his prop. The judge stated the fact that people buying the prop “might perform plaintiff’s illusion in an infringing manner, requiring plaintiff to bring future enforcement actions against additional defendants is not a concern for this court.”

At the time of posting, Dogge’s videos advertising the effect seem to still be available on YouTube.

Magic On TV, Cyril, Sorcar And A Teller Teaser [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 12th, 2014

That is Teller above, of course, doing a little cup and ball magic in a short clip recently posted by BBC 5 radio.

Cyril’s new TV show Cyril: Rio Magic is going strong in Asia and the Manila Bulletin caught up with him for an interview that touches on stunts, if he has a favorite trick and whether he will ever name a protege.

Meanwhile, on television here in the United States, James Galea will be visiting Craig Ferguson on The Late, Late Show Tuesday night/Wednesday morning (CBS, check local listings). A little later in the week, David Copperfield will bring magic to the season finale of The Amazing Race on Sunday at 8 Eastern, 7 Central (also on CBS).

India is the largest democracy in the world and its immense population means that voting is split over several days. Voting has finally come to the region which includes PC Sorcar Jr among its candidates so we should know soon if he will be serving in the Lok Sabha.

USDA Targets VanBurch, Teller On The Tempest, Tony Awards And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 30th, 2014

Paranormal illusionist Aidan Sinclair (above) visited WWAY TV in Wilmington, NC last Friday to promote his show. He performs with morning show anchor Ashley Jacobs, who proved to be a great assistant.

Congratulations to Academy of Magical Arts president Neil Patrick Harris for his Tony Award nomination. A past host of the Tony Awards show, Harris was nominated for the Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Musical for his role in Hedwig And The Angry Inch. Harris’ nomination was one of the eight nods for Hedwig.

The Branson Tri-Lakes News is reporting that the USDA has filed a complaint against Kirby Van Burch alleging that he has failed to supply the proper medical care for the animals used in his act. This comes on the heels of a lawsuit, also reported in the Tri-Lakes News, which Van Burch’s production company filed against his former theater that states the theater has not turned over all of Van Burch’s property. Among the property named in the suit are props and tigers.

Finally, John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Sun sat down with Teller to talk about the possibility of The Tempest moving to Broadway. Teller does not commit to saying that the show, which closed in Vegas on Sunday, is heading to New York although he does say “it certainly seems to me to be a much better piece of entertainment than many things I’ve seen on Broadway, and I’ve seen many things on Broadway that were not half as entertaining and rich as this.”