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Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette - after the Penn & Teller show at The Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 6, 2006.
Born March 5, 1955(1955-03-05) (age 52)
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Nationality Flag of the United States United States
Known for Half of the comedy magic duo known as Penn & Teller
Occupation Magician, Illusionist, Writer, Actor, Inventor
Height 6'6" (1.98 m.)
Political party Libertarian
Religion Atheist
Spouse Emily Zolten
Children Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette (daughter),
Zolten Penn Jillette (son)
Website Penn and Teller.com

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Contents

Biography

Early life and rise to fame (1955–2003)

Penn Jillette, the larger,[1] more talkative half of Penn & Teller, became disenchanted with traditional illusionist acts that presented the craft as authentic magic, such as The Amazing Kreskin on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. At age eighteen, he saw a show by illusionist James Randi, and became enamored of his approach to magic that openly acknowledged deception as entertainment rather than a mysterious supernatural power. Jillette regularly acknowledges Randi as the one person on the planet he loves the most besides members of his family. George Kresge, better known as The Amazing Kreskin, (b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James Randi (born August 7, 1928), stage name The Amazing Randi, is a stage magician and scientific skeptic best known as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience. ...


Jillette worked with Greenfield, Massachusetts high school classmate Michael Moschen in developing and performing a juggling act during the years immediately following their 1973 graduation. In 1974 Jillette graduated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College.[2] He met Teller in 1975, where they formed part of a three-person act called Asparagus Valley Cultural Society which played in San Francisco. In 1981, he and Teller teamed up as Penn & Teller, and went on to do a famous off-Broadway show. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Franklin County Settled 1686 Incorporated 1775 Government  - Type Mayor-council city Area  - City  21. ... Michael Moschen Michael Moschen is one of the worlds leading jugglers. ... Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College (originally located in Venice, Florida, then relocated to Baraboo, Wisconsin and finally Sarasota, Florida) trained around 1,400 clowns in the Ringling style from 1968 to 1997. ... Teller (born Raymond Joseph Teller) February 14, 1948) is an American magician, best known as the smaller (59/1. ... Penn & Teller at the 1988 Emmy Awards Penn & Teller are Las Vegas headliners whose act is an amalgam of illusion and comedy. ...


Jillette has been in several high profile relationships including dating Robin Quivers from The Howard Stern Show, as well as Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ... Blondie or Blondi may mean Blondie (band), an American rock band Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie who is often incorrectly referred to by that name Blondie (album), the self-titled debut album from Blondie Blondie (comic strip), a long-running newspaper comic strip Blondie (film) (1938), a movie based... Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida) is a Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated musician most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. ...


Starting in 1980 Jillette purchased a home in Las Vegas and dubbed it "The Slammer."[3] It has been featured in dozens of television shows and articles and was designed by his friend Colin Summers. He currently records music there, and previously conducted his radio show at the studio inside "The Slammer." Vegas redirects here. ...


Jillette was also a regular contributor to the now-defunct PC/Computing magazine in the early 1990s, having a regular back section column between 1990 and 1994. True to form, the columns were often as much about Uma Thurman as actual PC computing issues. Jillette and PC Computing parted ways over a dispute with a new editor. Jillette felt the new editor was trying to tell him how to write his column and what topics he should be covering. Jillette is unsure if he was fired or if he actually quit. PC/Computing (later Ziff-Davis Smart Computing) was a monthly Ziff Davis publication that for most of its run focused on publishing reviews of IBM-compatible (or Wintel) hardware and software and tips and reference information for users of such software and hardware. ... Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American film actress. ...


Was the primary voice announcer for the U.S. based cable network Comedy Central in the 1990s. This was mentioned on an episode of The Colbert Report airing November 1st, 2006, on which he was interviewed. Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... The Colbert Report (IPA: ) is an American satirical television program that airs from 11:30 p. ...


For a brief time in 1997, Jillette wrote bi-weekly dispatches for the now defunct search engine Excite.com. Each column ended with a pithy comment identifying which of the Penn & Teller duo he was. (For example: "Penn Jillette is the half of Penn & Teller that's detained at airports.") Jillette made a habit of linking many words in his online column to wacky sites that generally had nothing to do with the actual words. The columns are no longer available on the current Excite.com site. However, one can view the columns[4] at his personal website. This article is about search engines. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Starting in 1999, he had a recurring role on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV series) as Drell, the head of the witches council. He and Teller both appeared in the pilot with Debbie Harry (all were the witches council). The show was created by Jillette's friend Nell Scovell. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is the name of an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. ... Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida) is a Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated musician most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. ... Nell Scovell is the creator of the television series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. ...


Showtime (2003–present)

Starting in 2003 Jillette, along with his partner Teller, produces and hosts Penn & Teller: Bullshit!. In the show, the two analyze cultural phenomena, debunk myths, criticize people and aspects of society they deem "Bullshit," and generally have fun—with a bit of magic and topless women thrown in.


In 2005 with actor Paul Provenza, Jillette co-produced and co-directed the The Aristocrats (2005), a documentary film tracing the life of a dirty joke known as "The Aristocrats". Paul Provenza (born July 31, 1957 in New York City) is an actor, comedian and filmmaker. ... The Aristocrats is a 2005 documentary film about the infamous dirty joke of the same name. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... The Aristocrats (also known as The Debonaires or The Sophisticates in some tellings) is an exceptionally transgressive dirty joke that has been told by numerous stand-up comedians since the vaudeville era. ...


Jillette married television producer Emily Zolten during an impromptu ceremony at a Las Vegas wedding chapel on November 23, 2004. On the Adam Carolla radio show he alluded to living a polyamorous lifestyle during this time.[citation needed] Their first child, daughter Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette, was born on June 3, 2005 and their son, Zolten Penn Jillette, on May 22, 2006. On a January 2006 episode of the radio show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, Jillette explained that his wife suggested they use "CrimeFighter" because she herself does not have a middle name, people do not generally know other people's middle names, and they might as well "have some fun with it". Vegas redirects here. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Adam Carolla (b. ... Polyamory (from poly=multiple + amor=love) is the desire, practice, or acceptance of having more than one loving, intimate relationship at a time with the full knowledge and consent of everyone involved. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wait Wait. ...


He occasionally notes with irony that he lives and works in Las Vegas, but he does not gamble (though he did lend his name to a book on how to cheat at poker) and has never used alcohol or recreational drugs. He is, however, an advocate of the legalization of all drugs and discontinuing the War on Drugs. Vegas redirects here. ... For the domestic fireplace tool, see fireplace poker. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Massive mark-ups for drugs, [http://www. ...


Jillette can play the Bass, and has performed on stage in his Vegas act. The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping,popping or using a pick. ...


Jillette is an outspoken atheist, libertarian (he has recently stated that he may consider himself to be an Anarcho-capitalist[5]), and skeptic. Jillette is a Fellow at the libertarian think tank, the Cato Institute. In January 2007, Jillette took the "Blasphemy Challenge" offered by the Rational Response Squad and publicly denied the existence of a holy spirit.[6] One of his car license plates reads "DOG ON" ("NO GOD" backwards). “Atheist” redirects here. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... Anarcho-capitalism is a view that regards all forms of the state as unnecessary and harmful, particularly in matters of justice and self-defense, while being highly supportive of private property. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institutes stated mission is to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace by striving to achieve greater involvement... Kelly, of the RRS, at a debate at Calvary Baptist Church in Manhattan, May 5, 2007. ... The logo of the Rational Response Squad. ...


From January 3, 2006, to March 2, 2007 Jillette hosted (along with fellow atheist, skeptic and juggler, Michael Goudeau) a live, hour-long radio talk show broadcast on the radio station brand known as Free FM. The show, Penn Radio, broadcast from Jillette's Vegas area home, The Slammer, from his Vintage Nudes Studio. The most notable recurring segment of the show was "Monkey Tuesday" and later "The Pull of The Weasel." On March 2, 2007 Jillette, on Free FM, announced that he would no longer be doing his radio show. He stated that he is a "show biz wimp" and decided to stop doing the show so he could spend more time with his kids Zolten and Moxie. He made very clear that he was not fired. is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Michael Goudeau is a juggler and an ex-circus clown. ... Talk radio is radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... Primary Free FM logo Free FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several FM talk radio stations in the United States owned by CBS Radio, created because of Howard Sterns departure to Sirius Satellite Radio in January 2006. ... Penn Radio is a one hour long talk radio show hosted by Penn Jillette and Michael Goudeau and produced by Happy Jack and Patrick. The show is broadcast on the Free FM brand radio stations (usually) live with theme music by Mike Jones. ... Vintage Nudes Studio is Penn Jillettes private recording studio designed by Outside The Lines Studio and built by Crisci Custom Builders between October 2003 and June 2004 as part of his Las Vegas home named The Slammer. The studio is named for playing cards that Penn collected, and the... Its Monkey Tuesday! is commonly shouted by fans when encountering all things monkey -- Sharon of Canada (July 18, 2006) Monkey Tuesday was the name given to some Tuesday episodes of Penn Radio on Free FM. Hosts Penn Jillette and Michael Goudeau read emails and took calls from listeners with...


Controversy

William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has accused Jillette of engaging in anti-Catholic bigotry after remarks Jillette made on his radio show after rumors began to spread that Paris Hilton was asked to star in a biopic about Mother Teresa's life. Jillette remarked on the April 5, 2006 episode of his show that Hilton shouldn't "lower herself” to play the nun, whom he believed had a "sexual kink" involving watching people suffer and die. He also said that Hilton should continue to make "good, wholesome, porno films", a reference to 1 Night in Paris. William A. Donohue (born July 18, 1947 in Manhattan, New York) has been the president of the Catholic League in the United States since 1993. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Anti-Catholicism is discrimination, hostility or prejudice directed at Catholics or the Catholic Church. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... Mother Teresa (born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu IPA: ) (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), was a Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kink is a term used to refer to a broad range of sexual practices such as spanking, bondage, domination and submission, sadomasochism and sexual fetishism. ... 1 Night in Paris (2004) is a sex video depicting Paris Hilton and her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon engaging in sexual relations. ...


After his remarks -- which echoed beliefs expressed in the "Holier Than Thou" episode of Bullshit! -- John London, another FreeFM host whose show followed Jillette's in many markets, offered listeners US$5,000 to "the person that kills Jillette", later upping it to 7,000 if he "suffers". Because of this threat, London, his co-host Chris Townsend, and his producer Dennis Cruz were fired from FreeFM. Jillette, however, retained his job despite protests from the Catholic League.[7] Bullshit! (also known as Penn & Teller: Bullshit!) is an American, Emmy-nominated documentary television series, running since 2003 on the premium cable channel Showtime. ... Talk radio host John London. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


Jill-Jet

In July of 1999, Jillette was granted U.S. Patent 5,920,923  for the "Jill-Jet", a hot-tub jet specially angled for a woman's pleasure. He has credited Debbie Harry of Blondie for suggesting the idea, as the two of them were once in a hot-tub and Harry made a remark about changing the jets for a woman's pleasure. Jillette liked the idea enough to pursue patent application at the USPTO under the Patent Title "Hydro-therapeutic stimulator".[8] The abstract of the patent explains that a "discharge nozzle is located within the tub and connected to the outlet, mounted to the seat so that the discharged water from the circulation pump automatically aligns with and is directed to stimulation points (e.g., the clitoris) of the female user when the female user sits in the seat." Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida) is a Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated musician most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. ... Blondie or Blondi may mean Blondie (band), an American rock band Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie who is often incorrectly referred to by that name Blondie (album), the self-titled debut album from Blondie Blondie (comic strip), a long-running newspaper comic strip Blondie (film) (1938), a movie based... The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ...


An article in the June 2006 issue of Playboy Magazine shed light on Jillette's patent for a hot tub with water jets strategically positioned to stimulate a woman's clitoris. Originally, it was to be called the "ClitJet", however he stated that the "JillJet" was more suitable because it included his name in the title. Playboy is an adult entertainment magazine, or pornography magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... The clitoris (Greek ) is a sexual organ that is present in biologically female mammals. ...


Red fingernail

Speculation arises from Jillette's red fingernail on his left hand. From a FAQ from Penn & Teller's official website, there are three common answers:[9] Penn & Teller at the 1988 Emmy Awards Penn & Teller are Las Vegas headliners whose act is an amalgam of illusion and comedy. ...

  1. It means he once shot a man for asking personal questions.
  2. When Jillette first began performing, his mother told him to get a manicure because people would be looking at his hands. In response to this, he had all of his nails painted red as a joke. The one remaining red fingernail is in honor of his dear mother.
  3. It's just cool and can also sometimes provide excellent misdirection.

On the episode of Penn Radio which aired 29 November 2006, Jillette related the real story behind his red fingernail. It began as a joke with his mother. When he was 18 years old, his mother advised him to keep his hands looking nice, since he was then working as a magician and his audience would be looking at his hands. Jillette colored the single nail red and showed it to his mother. He has continued to paint that single nail to the present. The color he uses is Jelly Apple Red (#054) by Essie. Penn Radio is a one hour long talk radio show hosted by Penn Jillette and Michael Goudeau and produced by Happy Jack and Patrick. The show is broadcast on the Free FM brand radio stations (usually) live with theme music by Mike Jones. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Music

Jillette has collaborated with Martin Atkins and his industrial band, Pigface. During one of the early episodes of Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, he can be seen wearing a Pigface tuque. The industrial drummer Martin Atkins was born in Coventry, England on August 3, 1959. ... Pigface is an industrial rock supergroup formed in 1990 by Martin Atkins and Bill Rieflin. ... Bullshit! (also known as Penn & Teller: Bullshit!) is an American, Emmy-nominated documentary television series, running since 2003 on the premium cable channel Showtime. ... A bright green tuque A tuque (Canadian French: tuque, also spelled toque in English) is a knitted hat, originally usually of wool though now often of synthetic fibers, that is designed to provide warmth in winter. ...


Jillette has collaborated with avant-garde musicians The Residents and appeared on a double album on their label titled Ralph Records 10th Anniversary Radio Special, as well as played the part of the narrator for the band's Mole Show tour and penned the liner notes for Eyesore: A Stab at The Residents, a tribute CD issued by Vaccination Records. He was apparently locked in a motel room for one week with nothing but Residents records, some food, and a microphone (recordings from the latter were used to create the 10th Anniversary Radio Special).[10] Jillette's own band is called The Captain Howdy. He was also a member of Bongos, Bass, and Bob, in which he played bass guitar. Jillette is also the owner of the entire catalog of the band Half Japanese, headed by Jad Fair. He is featured in the Half Japanese documentary The Band that Would be King. Jillette and fellow Clown College alumnus Steven Banks collaborated in writing Love Tapes – a romantic comedy stage show which premiered February 2005 at Sacred Fools Theater in Hollywood. As part of the preshow entertainment for his current Las Vegas show, Jillette plays the double bass with pianist Mike Jones. A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it. ... Ralph Records was The Residents original record label, the name coming from the somewhat colorful phrase calling Ralph on the porcelain telephone. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping,popping or using a pick. ... Half Japanese is a seminal punk rock band formed by brothers Jad and David Fair in their Uniontown, Maryland bedroom around 1975 - 1977. ... Jad Fair is a member of lo-fi alternative rock group Half Japanese. ... CD cover from the 1994 album Songs From the Steven Banks Show. ... The Sacred Fools Theater Company is a non-profit organization located in Los Angeles, California dedicated to producing theater. ... Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ...


Appearances

Filmography

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Television

  • "Friends"
    • The Salesman (1 episode, 1997)
  • "The Drew Carey Show"
    • See Drew Run (1997) TV Episode .... Archibald Fenn
    • Drew Meets Lawyers (1995) TV Episode .... Archibald Fenn
  • Sabrina The Teenage Witch
    • First Kiss (1997) TV Episode .... Drell
    • Jenny's Non-Dream (1997) TV Episode .... Drell
    • Terrible Things (1996) TV Episode .... Drell
    • Pilot (1996) TV Episode .... Drell
  • Dharma & Greg 2001
  • "Miami Vice"
    • Prodigal Son (1985) TV Episode .... Jimmy Borges
  • Bullshit! (2003 - current)
  • The Moxy Show (Voice of Flea, who later became a title character in 1998. Flea's voice was replaced by an unknown actor in some episodes.)
  • Identity (premiered in December 2006) Returned on March 16 on NBC and will air for seven weeks every Friday at 8 p.m. ET.[5]
  • Real Time with Bill Maher (2006) TV Episode .... Himself

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Books by Jillette

  • Jillette, Penn (2004). Sock. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin. ISBN 0312328052. 
  • Jillette, Penn (2005). How to cheat your friends at poker: The wisdom of Dickie Richard. New York: St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 0312360681. 
  • Jillette, Penn (1989). Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends. New York: Villard. ISBN 0394753518. 
  • Jillette, Penn and Teller (1992). Penn and Teller's How to Play with Your Food. New York: Villard. ISBN 0679743111. 

Teller may refer to: an automated teller machine. ...

References

  1. ^ 6'6"/1.98 m and 300 pounds, compared to Teller's 5'9"/1.75 m
  2. ^ Curtis, Bryan. "Penn Jillette: The magician-comedian-writer's secrets revealed!", Slate, Feb. 4, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-06-29. 
  3. ^ Jillette's home "The Slammer"
  4. ^ http://www.pennandteller.com/sincity/penn-n-teller/pcc.html
  5. ^ a b Steigerwald, Bill (2003-05-24). Dear graduates: Work for freedom. Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Retrieved on 2007-03-27.
  6. ^ Penn Jillette Takes the Blasphemy Challenge - Jillette denounces the Holy Spirit as part of the Blasphemy Challenge.
  7. ^ Donohue, Bill. "CBS Must Fire Penn Jillette", Catholic League, April 12, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-06-29. 
  8. ^ [1] Patent publication at USPTO
  9. ^ http://www.pennandteller.com/
  10. ^ [2]

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