Tag Archives: Magicians

Penn Jillette

I’ve been a huge fan of Penn & Teller ever since my friend Kevin brought over the VHS tape “Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends” back in about 1986.  It was a thrill to chat with Penn about his new book “Presto” along with sharing some favorite Penn & Teller memories.

 

Piff The Magic Dragon

Piff The Magic Dragon is a Las Vegas-based entertainer and is arguably the #1 performing magic dragon in the world.  Recently he was a recipient of the “Golden Buzzer” from guest judge Neil Patrick Harris on “America’s Got Talent” and advanced directly to the finals.  We discussed his early magic tricks & comedy magic influences, why his trusty sidekick Mr. Piffles was unavailable for his initial appearance on AGT, and his experience opening for Mumford & Sons (and why he could never open for Paul McCartney).