Appear on Fool Us

By Vanishing Inc. - Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Think you have what it takes to fool Penn & Teller? Well, we've got some great news: now is a perfect opportunity! Casting for Season 8 is now open.

What makes the perfect pitch video? Here are our suggestions to give yourself the best opportunity of standing out:

  • Include a full performance. No cuts or edits. If you have a video filmed in front of an audience, that's best. But if not, perform straight to camera in a well-lit room.
  • Get to the magic quickly — think about what you'd want to see on television.
  • Think about visual images. Piff's unusual costume and Andi Gladwin's balloon stood out on the show because they were so unusual.
  • Consider your presentation. Joshua Jay's Out of Sight stood out because he intertwined an intriguing story with a very deceptive effect.
  • Send something original. The producers want tricks that will make you stand out.
  • Create your own material; don't submit marketed or published effects.
  • While the aim of the show is to fool Penn & Teller, the most important thing is that you entertain them. So make your routine visual, fun, and deceptive!

To apply, send a video of your act to fooluscasting@gmail.com.


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