Teller has been the smaller, quieter half of Penn & Teller since 1975.  With Penn Jillette, he has played off and on Broadway, toured in North America and the UK, and is currently the longest-running headline act in Las Vegas. Penn & Teller have written and starred in their own Emmy-winning television series and specials, including eight seasons of the Emmy-nominated Showtime series Penn & Teller: Bullshit!; Penn & Teller Tell a Lie on Discovery; Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular on FX; Behind the Scenes, a PBS children’s series on the arts; The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller a magic and comedy series on England’s Channel 4; and currently host the hit magic-variety series, Penn & Teller: Fool Us for The CW. Teller has written for The Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire, GQ, The New Yorker and three books with Penn Jillette and two on his own. He’s also a frequent contributor to All Things Considered on NPR. Teller and Aaron Posner co-directed a version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, conceived as a supernatural horror thriller that employed stage magic to represent the play’s uncanny hallucinations and manifestations. Teller also co-wrote and directed the Off-Broadway and Los Angeles productions of Play Dead, which received rave reviews from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal. On film, he directed the acclaimed documentary feature, Tim’s Vermeer, which was released in theaters by Sony Pictures Classics. The film, which was shortlisted for the Oscars and nominated for a BAFTA, follows the journey of Texas inventor Tim Jenison and his quest to solve the mystery behind the technique of 17th Century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. Teller makes his home in Las Vegas where he is active in local organizations such as AFAN (Aid for AIDS Nevada) and Opportunity Village.

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The Howdy Doody Magic Kit

by Teller

Notoriously quiet magician Teller (of Penn and Teller) discovers his love of magic. 

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