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Topic: Penn & Teller
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Jul 28, 2015 04:14PM)
Does anyone here now how to get on their show. Fool US
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jul 29, 2015 04:56PM)
On the last show, 2 of the contestants said they were invited. I take that to mean you have to have an Internet presence, because all of them have Internet videos on YouTube. Penn had said to one contestant that they seen him 3 weeks prior, then he was contacted to appear on the show. So I guess there is an audition phase as well.

Thus far, I note a lot of the magicians that make and sell their magic ideas, and ones that get on the news like the Rubik Cube guy that was on national news showing the Cube to police that stopped him for a light out on his car.

You can't on this season as all the 13 episodes have been filmed already. So if it happens, it happens very quickly, as reading up on the show, it was not planned for a second season after the 1st.

So you need a presence on the Internet, in a timely manner to coincide with their renewal contract with the CW. It is the old, who you know scenario, if don't get millions of hits on a YouTube video to draw their attention. Or you know anyone that knows Penn and Teller, and can put a good word in for you.

Only guessing from what I heard and read about the show.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Jul 29, 2015 05:17PM)
[quote]On Jul 29, 2015, Bill Hegbli wrote:
On the last show, 2 of the contestants said they were invited. I take that to mean you have to have an Internet presence, because all of them have Internet videos on YouTube. Penn had said to one contestant that they seen him 3 weeks prior, then he was contacted to appear on the show. So I guess there is an audition phase as well.

Thus far, I note a lot of the magicians that make and sell their magic ideas, and ones that get on the news like the Rubik Cube guy that was on national news showing the Cube to police that stopped him for a light out on his car.

You can't on this season as all the 13 episodes have been filmed already. So if it happens, it happens very quickly, as reading up on the show, it was not planned for a second season after the 1st.

So you need a presence on the Internet, in a timely manner to coincide with their renewal contract with the CW. It is the old, who you know scenario, if don't get millions of hits on a YouTube video to draw their attention. Or you know anyone that knows Penn and Teller, and can put a good word in for you.

Only guessing from what I heard and read about the show. [/quote]
Bill,
Do you proofread or at least read your posts before posting?
It may be a good idea.
If you have a problem such as Dyslexia, then please forgive me and ignore my post.
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Jul 29, 2015 10:30PM)
Thanks Bill. You were very helpful. Ihop are you helping with the answer or just correcting someone else's.

Bairefoot
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Jul 29, 2015 11:56PM)
I'm correcting. Thanks for asking.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Jul 30, 2015 12:03AM)
I find it very difficult to understand some of Bill's posts. I know for a fact, that I am not alone.
If users are to benefit from Bill's suggestions, they have to understand what he is trying to say.
My post was also for Bill's benefit. This was not the only post that had to be deciphered.
If he took the time to reread his (many) posts, he would appear more credible. I'm not talking about typos. It happens to all of us.
I'm talking about clarity, misuse of words, and grammar in general.
Grammar supervisors, where are you? Lol
Message: Posted by: John Martin (Jul 30, 2015 10:36AM)
[quote]On Jul 30, 2015, Ihop wrote:

I'm talking about clarity, misuse of words, and grammar in general.
Grammar supervisors, where are you? Lol [/quote]

That's amusing. Just a couple of weeks ago Bill was giving me an English lesson. LOL

Sorry no info on getting on the show. However this is where they taped the show. Perhaps contacting them will help.

Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All Suite Hotel &
3700 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103

John
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Jul 31, 2015 12:39PM)
Thanks John.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Aug 8, 2015 11:13PM)
Sometimes I proofread and sometimes I don't. Even when I do, I mentally fill in the missing adjectives and such. As most know, no one can proofread their own work and be 100% accurate.

I am not publishing or writing like this forum is book to be sold, it is chat website. If you want book quality, then please send your payments to me. I will hire a proofreader.

Ihop, has been stalking me for sometime, don't know what his end game is, but I just have to put up with it. I guess it is jealousy. I lived through a aortic and iliac aneurysms and 2 blood clots, so people like Ihop do not bother me anymore.

I don't know why so many members dislike people attempting to help others in a real and helpful manner.

Edited 3 times on the fly, probably still not good enough for Ihop.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Aug 9, 2015 12:31AM)
[quote]On Aug 9, 2015, Bill Hegbli wrote:
Sometimes I proofread and sometimes I don't. Even when I do, I mentally fill in the missing adjectives and such. As most know, no one can proofread their own work and be 100% accurate.

I am not publishing or writing like this forum is book to be sold, it is chat website. If you want book quality, then please send your payments to me. I will hire a proofreader.

Ihop, has been stalking me for sometime, don't know what his end game is, but I just have to put up with it. I guess it is jealousy. I lived through a aortic and iliac aneurysms and 2 blood clots, so people like Ihop do not bother me anymore.

I don't know why so many members dislike people attempting to help others in a real and helpful manner.

Edited 3 times on the fly, probably still not good enough for Ihop. [/quote]

No end game, Bill.
I'm not stalking you.
If you really must know, you were very nasty and insulting to me when I was a newbie here on this forum. I bring it to your attention when you do the same thing to other newbies. I was not nasty but asked you to be more polite and to not turn new members away.
I asked for help and you insulted me. I was only on the Café about a month at the time.
I forgive you for that but I cannot forget how nasty you were for no reason.
I bring it to your attention when you do the same thing to other newbies. I was not nasty but asked you to be more polite.
So now, I correct you when you are wrong with your advice or if your advice is difficult to understand.
If I recall, you seem to criticize other members quite often.

I hope that helps you understand.
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Aug 9, 2015 11:16PM)
Thanks for the help IHOP you should have sent that to Bill in a PM.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Aug 9, 2015 11:57PM)
I agree. I shouldn't have subjected others to that.
Sorry.
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Aug 10, 2015 01:24AM)
It takes a big man to do that Ihop. I respect you even more now!

Bairefoot
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Aug 11, 2015 06:14AM)
Ihop, I don't know what motivates you to think you have any right to correct me or anyone.

I do remember your 1st post in the Secret Section, and to me it just sounded to me you did not understand, and did not like what I was suggesting. Your post was clear as mud. Maybe if you work on posting your complete thought and expressing them in words, it would help getting a useful response. You have not problem expressing your feelings about my posts. How about doing the same with you magic questions. It was only a suggestion, if you did not like it, ignore it, it is really that simple.

If you don't want to play "Wheel of Fortune" when I and mistype, the skip my posts. I am not the only one that types and leaves off ending and beginning letters. Why don't you correct all those people as well. You see you are fixated on me, so you have a problem. It is only me you are nasty stalking and making public comments about. Just let it go, or as I believe I have mentioned to you before, ask the Café to make you a monitor, and you can correct all the spelling on the Café.

If you did not know, this website is [b]Magicians helping Magician[/b], and I have never read a post from you with a solution to any question. This I take it your are hear for other reasons. I know my knowledge is much greater then yours, just from your lack of knowledgeable postings.

Bairefoot, Ihop is blocked from sending me any PMs.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Aug 11, 2015 07:06AM)
Bill,
I sent you a PM.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Aug 11, 2015 07:18AM)
Blocked! Bill, I guess you want to continue in public.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Aug 11, 2015 07:25AM)
Never mind.
It's not worth it.
Message: Posted by: Zlwin Chew (Aug 11, 2015 12:06PM)
Sounds very much like Harry Potter vs Lord Voldemort in here.

Out of the danger of public is the way to go.
Message: Posted by: magicshowprod (Aug 13, 2015 03:00PM)
Too bad the subject got hijacked. It started out pretty interesting. Oh well, another good conversation brought down by bickering.
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Aug 13, 2015 08:50PM)
Thanks magicshow.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Aug 13, 2015 09:58PM)
I apologize for the derailing of a good thread.
Trying to makeup, I searched for the answer to the OP.
All I can find is an old post from someone working for "Fool Us", looking for magicians to audition.
It is an old post, still from the UK episodes, but there is an email address contact which may help.
Here's the post.
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=404503&forum=44
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Aug 16, 2015 04:14PM)
Ihop don't worry about it.

Bairefoot
Message: Posted by: Andrew (Sep 18, 2015 01:07PM)
Bairefoot,

Has any of the information you've received thus far helped you in your quest to learn how to get on Penn & Teller Fool Us?
I do enjoy the show for the most part and the opportunity to appear on the show would be rewarding regardless of whether one was able to fool them.

andrew
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Sep 18, 2015 08:14PM)
I think I have come to the conclusion that once it again it comes down to who knows you not who you know. I am pretty sure the elite only help the elite. You know the buddy system. That's why I used to do magic contest all the time I love breaking that buddy buddy system and winning the contest. But, I have also lost because of that buddy buddy system. If I get any information I will be glad to pass it along to you Andrew.

Bairefoot
Message: Posted by: Andrew (Sep 18, 2015 09:58PM)
Bairefoot,

Thanks! I understand what you mean. Such systems seem to be prevalent throughout all endeavors.
Just the same, perhaps someone in the right position will determine that an entertainer ‘outside the system’ would provide an interesting and refreshing performance. Never give up.

andrew
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Sep 19, 2015 10:53AM)
Andrew,

Thanks man! I hope you all the best. I am not saying names or anything but believe it or not a couple of those guys I have actually beaten in contest. I know that means nothing but, I was just letting you know why I was saying what I said. And remember just because you fool them don't mean your a good entertainer.

Bairefoot
Message: Posted by: Andrew (Sep 19, 2015 09:17PM)
"And remember just because you fool them don't mean your a good entertainer."

So True!

andrew