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Penn Jillette

BIO

PENN JILLETTE is a celebrated magician, comedian, actor, author and producer.  He is best known as the larger, louder half of Penn & Teller, a role he has held since 1975.  With his partner Teller, Jillette has been awarded an Obie and an Emmy Award. Their critically acclaimed stage show spent several years both on and Off-Broadway, and now has a permanent home at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Jillette can be seen co-hosting the weekly Showtime series, "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" Now in its eighth season, the 13-time Emmy-nominated show is the network's longest running series.

He produced and created the acclaimed documentary, "The Aristocrats", which features over 100 comics telling variations on the same dirty joke.  On TV, he has guest starred on everything from "Friends" to "Dancing With The Stars", Letterman and Leno, to being animated on "The Simpsons".

He is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and CNN.com. As a well-known Libertarian pundit he is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and FOX News. The new Discovery Channel series, "Penn & Teller Tell A Lie" will debut in fall 2011.