Penn and Teller are recognized as two of the best magicians in the entertainment industry. But despite their tremendous experience in this field, there are still magic tricks that leave them scratching their heads.
The best part? We get to see their reactions when confronted with such tricks thanks to Penn & Teller: Fool Us! – the show where magicians come to perform their top tricks in an attempt to fool the world-famous duo.
Since the first episode aired in 2011, the magic competition television show has featured many incredible magicians who wowed the two judges. We’ve rounded up four of our favorite moments in this article; let’s jump right in!
1. Mark Doetsch
Mark Doetsch has always had a passion for all things magic. However, he only started doing this professionally when he was in his forties. But you would never be able to guess that just by watching him on stage. Mark loves performing – and he’s excellent at it.
For his appearance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us!, Mark showcased a magical science experiment that involved a traveling X symbol, fire, and an unexpected magic trick that left everyone wondering how he did it.
Judges Penn and Teller praised Mark for his simple yet captivating way of presenting his magic act – while also acknowledging the high difficulty level of the tricks Mark showcased.
Check out the video below to watch the entire performance.
2. Ondřej Pšenička
Ondřej Pšenička is one of those incredible magicians who managed to fool Penn and Teller not ONCE, not TWICE, but THREE times – making him a part of an exclusive group of entertainers with very few members.
His most recent performance on the show was when Ondřej presented a one-of-a-kind act that he developed specifically for Penn & Teller: Fool Us! The Czech close-up magician only performed this act once on the show. However, the hard work, time, and effort that Ondřej put into this one-time event paid off in the end.
Penn and Teller’s faces, as they have to admit defeat a third time, is priceless. You need to watch this!
3. Nestor Hato
Nestor Hato is a French close-up/card magician whose magic heroes include big names in this industry, such as David Copperfield and Penn and Teller.
But despite performing in front of two of his favorite magicians to try and fool them, Nestor didn’t seem intimidated when showcasing his act in season 6. The talented magician tested one of his best tricks on Penn and Teller and managed to impress the two, who praised his act as outstanding and magical.
It’s precisely what you want out of magic, for things to turn into other things, said Penn.
Check out Nestor’s performance in the video below, and you’ll see why he’s one of the most incredible magicians performing today!
4. Boris Wild
One of the world’s best-known French magicians, Boris Wild, has delighted audiences all across the globe with his fascinating close-up card magic routines.
Appearing on season 7 of Penn & Teller: Fool Us!, Boris managed to fool the world-famous duo with an impossible card trick that might be one of the best.
As he watches the reveal,
Penn’s expression of genuine amazement (his jaw dropped) is what magic is all about. A magician with Penn’s expertise rarely gets to experience that “how was he able to do that” moment, which speaks volumes about just how incredible Boris’ performance on the show was. Take a look:
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