Las Vegas is known as a place to play, with seemingly endless entertainment opportunities available at all hours of the night. Whether you want to sing, dance, gamble, drink, eat, love, or laugh, all are available on the glittering expanse of the Vegas strip. Many people take advantage of a visit to this city by experiencing one of the many incredible shows that take place here on a nightly basis. Take your pick from over 100 choices, and try not to let the variety overwhelm you!
If you’re looking for a show that combines bold comedy with a magical element of illusion, the Penn and Teller show is probably a good choice for you. Starring Penn Jilette and Raymond Teller, this show has become very popular due to the nature of the performers. Penn’s loud, blunt personality plays perfectly off of Teller’s more subdued nature to create an incredible entertainment team.
Penn and Teller have been performing together since they were introduced in the 1970s. Their first act ran in San Francisco, and stands as a testament to how far the two have come in their comedy career. Since the start, they have performed an Off Broadway show that received rave reviews, and even won an Emmy for their PBS special, Penn & Teller Go Public.
Their most recognizable work, however, is likely the Showtime television show that ran for seven years. Titled Penn & Teller’s Bullshit, this racy documentary style show tackles numerous controversial issues, such as religion, sex, gun control, weight loss, and more. These two have never been known for skirting the issues, and this show gave them a platform to discuss any big ticket item that was on their mind. It is also now known as the longest running series on the Showtime Network.
Their current major platform lies in the streets of Las Vegas, where the pair seem to have settled themselves into entertaining large crowds of fans and visitors. Their show has been described as edgy, with bold comedy mixed with stunts involving knives, guns, fire, and even a gorilla! A showgirl also takes part in the show, because what’s a Vegas show without a showgirl, after all?
Rolling Stone calls Penn and Teller the “bad boys of magic,” while TIME calls the show “raucously funny.” Are you excited to buy tickets yet? If so, it’s not a difficult task. Tickets can be purchased over the phone, online, or in person at the venue box office.
Penn and Teller perform at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, on every night except Fridays. The shows begin at 9:00 pm, and are not recommended for young children or traveling families. Group reservations are available, and individual tickets can be purchased at $75 a piece.