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Bonus Chapter No. 3: Penn & Teller Live at Rio Las Vegas "Cell Fish"

Watch Penn & Teller’s unique take on the “card to impossible location” trick in the form of a disappearing cell phone during their live stage show.

Topics include: Bonus Chapter No. 3: Penn & Teller • Live at Rio Las Vegas • "Cell Fish"


Watch Penn & Teller’s unique take on the “card to impossible location” trick in the form of a disappearing cell phone during their live stage show.

Topics include: Bonus Chapter No. 3: Penn & Teller • Live at Rio Las Vegas • "Cell Fish"

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[CHEERING] - Good evening. My name is Penn Jillette and my partner, Teller. We are Penn & Teller. Please take out your cell phones and turn them on, and turn your ringers up full. We want you all loud and connected. We're going to choose one of you as a cell phone, invite you to come up on our stage and video our first trick from an angle that we'll show you how that trick is done. If you want a souvenir feeder to take home on your very own cell phone. Teller's found someone who knows how to use their cell phone. Now, what is your name, our newest friend? - Harrison. - Harrison. Hello, Harrison. My name is Penn. Nice to meet you. Can you see your cell phone right here? Got it all turned on and turned up for me there, Harrison. And is there someone in your party that knows your cell phone number there, Harrison? - Yes. - And who's that? - My girlfriend. - What's her name? - Ellie. - Ellie. Do you have special ringtone for Ellie? - Uh. - Why would you? Just your girlfriend. Ellie, give Harrison a call, would you, please? Want to memorize his ringtone. Got microphones right here. Let's memorize the ringtone that Harrison hears when Ellie or anyone else gives him a call. Very romantic, Harrison. Very romantic. Go on, memorize that right there. And no picture of you either, Ellie, just so you know. Hello, Ellie, how are you? Hello, Ellie? Did you hang up on me? You hung up on me? I didn't say anything inappropriate, I didn't ask what you are wearing. Okay. Maybe you to call twice more. Not right this second. I'll tell you when. We're going to put this in video mode. Have you pimped it out, or is it out of the box? - Hm? - Is it out of the box? I can handle it if it's out of the box. Is that right there, Harrison? Stand right there, Harrison. We'll start rolling, make a video for you right now. I think we're already rolling. [CLEARS THROAT] Good evening. My name is Penn Jillette. This is my partner, Teller. We are Penn & Teller. And the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, is pleased to present Harrison. Yeah, give it up for him. Give it up for him. There's Ellie, who hung up on me. Look at that. They're crazy for Harrison. They love their Harrison. They're wild for Harrison. Look at them. And strike a pose, Harrison strike a pose. Beautiful, Harrison. Harrison, we have video of you, we have video of the audience, you have video of us, but as of yet, no video of you on stage with a famous Las Vegas magician. Going to rectify that right now. If you don't recognize him, why would you? All we're going to do is add a little bit of junk jewelry. And you'll know right away, of course, that is Criss Angel right there. Oh, you know you got a one-up. Look at this guy. Look at this guy. You got the ripped-off anarchy symbol, you got the cross, you got the abs, you got Criss, and you got Harrison, and our wonderful Las Vegas audience [INAUDIBLE]. Harrison, I need a shot of you walking right to ...

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With more than 40 years performing together, Penn & Teller have sold out shows around the world, earned a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and created the longest-running headline act in Las Vegas. Now the legendary magicians are taking you behind the curtain. Learn fundamental magic tricks and the psychological tools that create amazement, at home or on stage. Expand your perception of the possible.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Great class. I watched this with my 6 year old and she loved it as well.

Had fun! Have the ability to quickly PAUSE the lessons between each lesson.

Penn and Teller are my favorite magicains. I have been doing magic for 4 years and im only 11. My DREAM is to meet penn and teller one day i learned a lot from there class! :)

I love Penn and Teller, so watching them and learning from them was a treat .I'm also a writer and a lot of what they saw can be applied to storytelling and any art form.



I really enjoyed this course. I have been a fan of Penn & Teller ever since first seeing them on Broadway about 30 years ago. Although there is so much more that can be taught and learned in magic, this was a nice introduction to some of the basic principles and although I have been performing magic for many years, there were some valuable performance tips and other gems of useful information. I enjoyed the balance between teaching techniques, philosophical discussions surrounding magic, and exploring the art of the performance. It was also fun to see a sample coaching session and a couple of Penn & Tellers own example performances. Overall a solid course! Just like there are multiple courses in the Master Series involving film making, acting, writing, etc. by different instructors, I would welcome additional magic courses by other professional magicians, perhaps delving deeper into a particular area of magic such as coin magic or card magic (would love to see a class taught by Shin Lim)! Was also a treat to see the Johnny Thompson cameo appearances, a person who has contributed so much to the world of magic. He will certainly be missed.


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Paul O.

How ironic and disappointing how in an earlier chapter Penn so self-righteously brags about how they swore to treat the audience with respect and particularly women, not subtlely throwing off an air of self-superiority with regard to other magicians. And then in this performance he goes and says to the girl, "hey, I didn't ask you what you were wearing." Unreal. :(

Joe S.

This was fantastic. If they have more to say please invite them back for more!

Michael D.

Thanks guys, you are great. When I was kid growing up in Allentown my dad ran a theater. Every couple of years Blackstone the Magician would. Come to town and we would have him over for dinner. I can remember my mother asking Blackstone if he could make the dishes disappear so she would not have to wash the. I am sure he would have obliged my mother had he not left his magic wand back in hotel room.