Over time, Fool Us has featured all sorts of magicians, but only a few have managed to outwit masters Penn and Teller.
The following article will feature 4 of the most incredible magicians who fool the legendary duo. The audiences loved them, and we hope you will too.
Eric Leclerc is a magician from Canada widely recognized for showcasing his craft on his YouTube account, where his videos have gathered over 10 million views worldwide.
Whether in front of his camera or performing live on the stage, Eric uses his charismatic personality to delight and connect with any audience. He is a regular guest on National Geographic’s top-rated show Brain Games and a two-time winner of the “Canadian Magic Championship” title.
During his appearance on the show, he became the proud owner of a Fool Us trophy. Eric fooled the beloved duo with a trick that had him finding a specific Styrofoam peanut among thousands in a giant box. Alongside his performance, he also delighted the audience with his exuberant energy and his dad jokes.
The two hosts had a blast watching his performance. Penn even stated that he and Teller had been attempting to do a “needle in a haystack” style trick for years. Thus, they congratulated Eric for performing an original magic act and handed him the winner’s trophy.
The best mentalist acts are not just a bunch of cool tricks and illusions but the result of years of hard work. Keith Kong had plenty of time to perfect his techniques as he started his journey on this path a few days before his 11th birthday. There was no turning back after he begged his mom for a magic kit as a present.
When Keith entered his freshman year at the University of Central Florida, he chose psychology since the human mind has always inspired his work as a magician. Thus, his shows often involve brain games and mindreading.
After years of curating and performing his magic, Keith stepped foot on the stage of Penn and Teller’s “Fool Us” to put his mind-reading capabilities to the test. He had Alyson choose a random song from a list during his performance.
Afterward, he revealed a clip of Penn singing the song Alyson had chosen and a plaque with the song’s name engraved on it. The judges knew that Keith had somehow manipulated Alyson into picking that song, but they couldn’t figure out how it was done – admitting that they’d been fooled.
Kevin Li is among those incredible magicians whose act was so good that they got a second chance to appear on the show. And at just 21 years old, Kevin became the youngest magician to win the Fool Us trophy.
After his first performance wasn’t quite enough to fool the legendary duo, Kevin didn’t give up. He found a new approach to his craft and tried again. On his second appearance, not only did Kevin manage to fool Penn and Teller, but he also shared the secrets of speed-learning the Chinese language.
His trick consisted in making the host, Alyson Hannigan, magically learn Chinese while sipping on Boba tea. It was an absolute wow moment for everyone when the former movie star read all the Chinese characters from Kevin’s flashcards.
Penn and Teller tried their best to figure out his trick, even arguing at some point. But, without success, the duo handed the Fool Us trophy to the victorious magician.
Among the many incredible magicians that have been on the show, Bryan Saint can boast that he possesses some of the most unusual set of skills. He is a professional magician and a national voice-over artist.
As a magician, Bryan has become one of the most in-demand entertainers in the southeast. He’s had multiple TV appearances, including NBC, FOX, and The CW. Over the years, he has also been a featured performer at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.
During his performance on Penn & Teller, Bryan decided to use both his magic and voice-over skills. He created a magical infomercial for a phone charger. His main magic trick consisted in transforming a regular rope into a charging cable that works without being plugged in. The audience was baffled when Penn’s phone started to charge.
The beloved duo tried their best to figure out his trick, yet in the end, they had to concede that Bryan’s magic was indeed a mystery to them.
Incredible Magicians from Fool Us at Your Event
Penn and Teller are hard to fool. However, an expert magician can manage to outwit them, all while putting on an amazing show. The main takeaway from this article is that when magic is done masterfully and professionally, it is impressive and gets the audience excited.
So, if you’re looking for entertainment for your next event, you can’t go wrong by booking a magic act. To do that, all you have to do is call us at (615) 283 0039, and we will help you with the arrangements.