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Legendary magicians Penn & Teller will fool Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Dec. 14

Legendary magicians Penn & Teller will fool Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Dec. 14
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From a press release:

Two of the greatest magicians of all time, the mesmerizing and hilarious Penn & Teller, will take a break from their longtime residency at the Rio in Las Vegas to perform at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $55, $65, and $75, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), and all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. A pre-sale for members of the venue’s Music Insiders Club will take place on Thursday, June 21 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

For over 40 years, Penn & Teller have defied labels – and at times physics and good taste – by
redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.

With sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials, a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame, and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from “Fallon” to “Friends,” “The Simpsons” to “Colbert,” “Modern Family” to “The Big Bang Theory,” comedy’s most enduring team show no signs of slowing down.

With an amazing eight wins as “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year,” their 17-year run at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them the longest-running and one of the most-beloved headline acts in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on the Strip.

Currently, they host the hit series “Penn & Teller: Fool Us!” for The CW Network, on which up-and-
comers and magic veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the duo’s hit Las Vegas stage show. The show was nominated for a 2017 Critic’s Choice Award and returns for a fifth hit season in June.

Their acclaimed Showtime series “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!” was nominated for 13 Emmys and was the
longest-running series in the history of the network. The show tackled the fakes and frauds behind
such topics as alien abduction, psychics, and bottled water.

Along the way, they’ve written New York Times Best Sellers, hosted their own Emmy-nominated
variety show for FX, starred in their own specials for ABC, NBC, and Comedy Central, and produced
the critically lauded feature film documentary “The Aristocrats.” Their acclaimed documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” follows Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison on his quest to discover the methods used by Dutch Master painter Johannes Vermeer. The Sony Pictures Classics film was nominated for a BAFTA and shortlisted for the 2014 Oscars.

As individuals, they are just as prolific. Teller directed versions of “Macbeth” and “The Tempest” that toured to raves from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, co-wrote and directed the Off-Broadway thriller “Play Dead,” and has written two books. Penn has written three books, including the New York Times Best Sellers “God, No!” and 2017’s “Presto.” He hosted the NBC game show “Identity” and donned his ballroom shoes for the 2008 season of ABC’s hit “Dancing with the Stars.”

Penn recently showed his business savvy on two seasons of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”
With inclusions in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle and as answers on “Jeopardy” and “Who Wants
to Be a Millionaire,” their status as cultural icons and the preeminent duo in comedy was once again reinforced when Katy Perry personally asked them to co-star in the video for her No. 1 song “Waking Up in Vegas.”

Penn & Teller recently returned to Broadway in a triumphant smash six-week long engagement that
USA Today called “deliciously unsettling.” It was the highest-grossing non-musical on Broadway for its entire run.