Fool Us Casting Call at Magifest and The Session

By Vanishing Inc. - Tuesday, January 9, 2024

If you've ever wanted a chance to fool magic's most iconic duo Penn & Teller and earn the coveted FU trophy, then you NEED to be at Magifest and/or The Session.

fool us producers Andrew Golder and Lincoln Hiatt producers

Penn & Teller: Fool Us, the beloved magic competition show, was just renewed for an astounding 11th season. Executive Producers Andrew Golder and Lincoln Hiatt will be joining us at Magifest and The Session to host a live casting call. As those who have been on the show can attest to, appearing on Fool Us a career-altering moment for any magician.

How it Works

You'll be able to book a one-on-one meeting with the producers that will run approximately 10 to 15 minutes. You can perform a trick live, show them a video, or just chat through potential ideas you think might fool Penn & Teller.

How to Schedule an Audition

Everyone in attendance at the magic conventions is invited to audition. But, you MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Spots are EXTREMELY LIMITED.

Please send an email to with the subject line: YOUR NAME + MAGIFEST or THE SESSION CASTING. Please also suggest at least three potential audition times (based on the schedules below).

If you are unable to attend the open casting, you can also email unlisted YouTube or Vimeo links to

The Session Casting Times

The Session casting is now over.

Magifest Casting Times

Friday 10am to 2pm, 5pm to 7.30pm.
Saturday 10am to 2pm, 5pm to 730pm.
Location: Meeting Room 31 - 3rd floor, Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

Advice for Your Audition

A little while back, we sat down for a nearly hour-long podcast with Penn & Teller: Fool Us Executive Producers Andrew Golder and Lincoln Hiatt in which we chatted about all the qualities they look for in a good Fool Us act. Make sure to give it a watch/listen before attending your audition.

And let's finish with a quote from David Hoare who auditioned for Andrew and Lincoln at The Session: "Thank you so much for the wonderfully constructive feedback. I hope it was evident how much I appreciated the opportunity to audition. I’d listened to your Insider interview where you spoke of kindness that Fool Us treats Magicians with. Now, I can personally attest to it."

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